Whether you want to see the 50th anniversary edition of the Ford Mustang or get your picture taken in a Ferrari Formula 1 race car or are an avid classic car collector like Jay Leno is, nothing beats visiting a car museum. Antique cars, celebrity cars, classic cars, collector cars, fast cars, muscle cars, old cars, race cars, vintage cars can all be found in some of the greatest museums on this earth.
If you are interested in a fine collection of Bugattis, look no further than the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard California. Peter Mullin seems to fancy the French automobiles from the 1920s and 1930s.
If you want to visit this car museum, there are a few things to consider. Tickets must be purchased in advance. You can’t just show up and expect to see these lovely classic cars. Second appropriate attire is requested. They don’t really spell out what appropriate attire is for the museum, but I’ll bet they don’t want you to show up in work overalls. On the other hand, I don’t think they expect tux and tails either. Finally, the museum is open from 10AM to 3PM.
1421 Emerson Avenue
Oxnard, California 93033
Muscle Car City
Now we are talking big! Muscle Car City houses over 200 cars ranging from 1950 vintage cars to 1970 muscle cars to hot rods and antique Chevys in a large 99000 square foot museum.
You can take the whole family to visit between 9AM and 5PM Tuesday through Sunday. Most holidays the car museum is open with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
3811 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
National Auto & Truck Museum
For some perspective, the NATMUS location is in the former factory building for the Auburn Automobile Company. This is where the L29 Cord was built – the first production front wheel drive automobile in the United States.
Summer hours are 9AM – 5PM 7 days a week between March and November. Winter hours are Thursday, Friday 11AM – 5PM and Saturday, Sunday 9AM – 5PM.
1000 Gordon M Buehrig Place
Auburn, Indiana 46706
Shelby American Collection
The Carroll Shelby legacy lives on in Boulder Colorado focusing on the 1960s with street Cobras, Daytona and Willment Coupes, and the Ford and Shelby Mustangs.
This car museum isn’t your uptight stuffy type of museum. The Shelby American Collection puts on a number of shows and fundraisers each year.
Visting hours for the museum are limited. They are open Saturdays only from 10AM – 4PM.
5020 Chaparral Court
Boulder, Colorado 80301
If you want to go to the source, this is the place for Porsche cars. The Porsche Museum located in Germany houses more than 80 vehicles including the classic 356. You will find a treasure trove of history highlighting the Porsche legacy.
Open from 9AM – 6PM.
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