I had occasion to visit the California Automobile Museum (formerly The Towe Auto Museum) this weekend and boy was I impressed. I’ve never been much of a “car guy” but I appreciate a sweet ride when I see it. The inventory is quite remarkable and with the new “Born to Ride” exhibit showcasing the evolution of motorcycles you get quite a bang for your buck ($7 for adults with an AAA card). I enjoyed the “Going Green” exhibit as well and got my first look at a Tesla Roadster which will be up for auction on January 22, 2010.
Check out the fact sheet for more details or visit them on Facebook or Twitter. Great reviews on Yelp, too.
It’s a bit tricky to get to with downtown construction (link to Google map), but there was plenty of free parking once I got there. They also participate in Sacramento Museum Day (free admission!) which will be held on February 6, 2010.
2 thoughts on “The California Automobile Museum”
Do they still have the pipe organ? I went to the museum a few years ago on Museum Day and thought the Towe museum was a bit weak, but they had a goddamn pipe organ! A pipe organ in a car museum! Giddyup!
I don’t remember seeing the pipe organ, RPE.
I’d love to hear from a car enthusiast to compare reviews, but from what I saw the selection was diverse (over 170 cars I just read).