While in Monterey for Car Week earlier this month, we won this beautiful 1951 Porsche 356 Coupe at auction. The car was built by Lewis Hauser and Pete Archibald of Karosserie Ltd. We’re excited to have this car as part of the collection.
We brought our recently refreshed Fiat Dino to The Quail in Monterey. The car was originally red but we chose to paint it in a period correct Fiat blue color. The car took first in class!
We’re excited to be adding this collection of very rare Volkswagens and a Zundapp motorcycle with sidecar to the museum collection. Special thanks to John Salona for his help in finding and acquiring this rare historic collection!
Mike and the low mile 240z were again recently featured on the bringatrailer website. This time it was for coverage on the Touge California Rally – a rally event for classic Japanese cars. Check out the story here along with some great photos from the event.
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with BaT Auctions to drive our 31K-mile 1970 Datsun 240Z in the Touge California today. We recently won the car on a bringatrailer.com auction. Touge California is the premier vintage rally for Japanese cars in North America. The third annual running takes place today in Southern California. If you are driving in the Touge, please find our blue Datsun 240Z and say hello to us!
Today we brought a couple of Japanese cars from the collection out to the San Marino Concours. We took home a 3rd in class for the Mazda Cosmo and First place for the Mazda R360.
We brought the Porsche 930 Turbo up to Montana for the Ramshorn Rally. We’ve added a few miles to the car over the 5 day driving event for air-cooled Porsches. Check out this video clip from the event! Click here.
This weekend we brought the 1959 Tempo Matador on its first outing (under our ownership) to the Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally. The Tempo looked great on display along with vintage camping equipment.
Cars and Coffee After Party: We had a really big turnout for yesterday’s open house at the museum. After the local Cars & Coffee event, the Corvair Club, Corvette Club, and several people who were attending the event caravaned over to the museum for a visit. The collection of cars parked along the streets outside the museum was just as fun to check out as the cars inside. The museum provided pizza and snacks to all.
We recently purchased this 1965 Ford Mustang from original owners John and Demetra. The car had been in the family for 52 years. Demerta drove it, her husband drove it and their two sons drove it. It had served the family admirably over those years. Demetra had a remarkable journey with this car. It took her several months to finally purchase a much loved Mustang, but she wanted air and the first group was a 6. When she saw this car In front of Hutchings Ford in Arcadia, CA. she made a quick left turn and the rest is history. The car had air, was a great color and had the distinction of a white stripe. As a young female, all car salesman wanted to sell her a pink or light blue car….She resisted and hit the jackpot with “her car of choice”. Demetra and her husband are getting older now, therefore, thought it is time for the car to find a new home, rather than just going to Ralphs for milk. We will give it a good home. We will keep it original and only plan to tidy things up a bit.
We brought several cars to the Rev Auto Concours this past weekend. The smaller cars were placed in the dining area which made for a nice backdrop while diners dined and a jazz band played on the stage. The Toyota 2000 shared an outdoor patio with a couple of Ferraris. The Fiat Dino was fresh from the paint shop, just in time for the show. The Toyota 800S made it’s show debut as well.
Mike has always found the Toyota S800 a must have for the micro car collection. He dreamed of pairing the 2000 GT & the S800 together in the museum. Look for it to make its debut along side the Toyota 2000 at the Sherwood Country Club Concours February 26th.
We recently loaned our Mini Cooper S to Jay Leno where the car will be featured on a future episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.
We opened our doors Thursday night, February 2, for Car Night. Even under the threat of rain, the event was well-attended.
This weekend’s Classic Auto Show was a really nice show. We had a prime parking space right in the middle of the venue with our 1941 Chrysler barrelback woody. There was something for everyone’s taste with the variety of cars that were on display. The discussion panels with the guys from the various Velocity Channel programs was great too. It was interesting to learn their stories of how they got to where they are today. If you missed the show, you missed a good one.
We won the 1959 Tempo Matador Mikafa Reisemobil “Landyacht” at the Gooding auction in Scottsdale this weekend. The “Landyacht” has a great and interesting history behind it. We look forward to putting it on display in the museum and taking it to shows.
And we’re off! Driving the 1957 Lincoln Continental MK II on the Arizona Concours Rally, 2017
We brought our 1957 Lincoln Continental MK II out to the Arizona Concours D’Elegance this past Sunday in Old Town Scottsdale. We won Best in Class!
Today we welcomed the Checkered Flag 200 from the Petersen Auto Museum and the Ventura County Corvette Club. Good people, good food, and great cars – the perfect way to spend a Sunday!
November 18 – November 20
We recently took a Porsche 356 on the “Palms to Pines” run with the SoCal 356 Club. Saturday included the classic drive to Idyllwild for which the Palms to Pines event is named. We enjoyed the fall foliage on the scenic drive over the mountain roads designed with the 356 in mind – not for the faint of heart!
Members of the Saratoga Museum in New York were in town this weekend. They stopped by the museum for a visit.
We brought 3 cars out to the Art Center Car Classic this past Sunday: the 1956 BMW 502 Cabriolet, the 1963 VW 23-window bus and Eriba Puck trailer, and the 1956 Dannenhauer & Strauss Cabriolet. It was a fun day spent among good friends and some great cars.
Central Coast British Car Club and Simi Valley Corvette Club visit the museum.
The Chris craft boat arrives.