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Time to go cruisin' with the Automobile Museum

Time to go cruisin' with the Automobile Museum

The California Automobile Museum is gearing up to celebrate Monterey Car Week by participating in the Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. To get the celebration started in Sacramento’s signature spirit and style, the community is invited to “Cruise-In with the Museum” or “Cruise Over” and meet the local group in Pacific Grove. After arriving on-site, special “Cruise-In” events take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in Downtown Pacific Grove (525 Lighthouse Avenue). 

Auto Museum displays “Flash” CHP exhibit

Auto Museum displays “Flash” CHP exhibit

Don’t blink! 

The California Automobile Museum, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol Museum in West Sacramento, is proud to present a fun “flash” CHP exhibit on display now through Sunday, March 5, 2017.  

The short-term exhibit will showcase “flashy” highway patrol cars – such as a 1973 Dodge Coronet, a 1992 Mustang, a rare 1999 Volvo S270 with a high-performance turbo engine and a brand new Dodge Charger. Some of the cars on display are typical of CHP cars at the time of their use, but the exhibit also highlights the innovative ways the cars were used by the CHP.  In addition, a number of iconic motorcycles – including a 1973 Moto Guzzi and a brand new CHP Harley-Davidson – will also be on display.  All of the eye-catching vehicles included in the exhibit demonstrate the CHP’s compelling history from the past to the present.

Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

The Midtown Business Association supports the City of Sacramento’s latest efforts to increase the availability of parking by lifting parking restrictions and updating signage on several blocks in Midtown. Based on the new pilot program that goes into effect October 24, 2016, the City plans to update signage restrictions for garbage, yard waste, recycle and collection, monthly street sweeping and claw service (during leaf season) on a block-by-block basis to more accurately reflect current services. The new program will result in a reduction of 270 hours a month for restricted parking for city services in the pilot area.

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Powerful, fast and flashy, motorcycles have left enduring tracks on California’s vehicular history and are an integral part of the very culture of the Golden State. To showcase the lasting impact of the motorcycle on California’s collective psyche, the California Automobile Museum is proud to present the “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit that will debut on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Celebrate Bike Month In Midtown!

Celebrate Bike Month In Midtown!

In honor of National Bike Month happening in May, the Midtown Business Association (MBA) is pleased to share a number of special bike-friendly announcements and activities happening throughout the area.

“Already known as both walkable and bike-friendly, Midtown is embracing National Bike Month with plenty of special activities this May,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Business Association. “We support and applaud the involved and motivated Midtown businesses that are participating in bike riding challenges for employees and/or are offering incentives for residents and guests who choose to ride their bikes to their favorite Midtown destinations.”

New Bike Racks All Locked Up in Midtown

Automobile Museum is Really Truckin’ Now with an Evolution of the Pickup Truck Exhibit

Automobile Museum is Really Truckin’ Now with an Evolution of the Pickup Truck Exhibit

The California Automobile Museum is proud to debut an all-new exhibit titled The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday exhibit starting on Saturday, April 23, 2016. With 12 trucks on display spanning time periods from 1935 to present, the focus of the exhibit is to demonstrate the evolution of the iconic pickup truck from an everyday work,

Railroad Museum to Debut All-New Exhibit Titled Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail on 11/20

Railroad Museum to Debut All-New Exhibit Titled Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail on 11/20

The California State Railroad Museum is proud to debut an all-new, interactive exhibit titled Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail on Friday, November 20, 2015. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a high-speed train simulator with interactive controls and a digital projector that will allow museum guests to simulate the experience of piloting a modern high-speed train. Museum guests will also have the unique opportunity to board a life-size mockup of a high-speed train to experience the point-of-view of a passenger and learn more about the technology that makes it happen. In addition, the exhibit will include interactive maps that show high-speed rail throughout the world, video elements, and models and representations of differing approaches to high-speed rail design.

The new exhibit is aimed at helping museum visitors gain a better understanding of the history of high-speed rail throughout the world, and explores the following themes: