Sacramento and the California Automobile Museum

I left the wilds of Danville and headed further north to Sacramento to visit the California Automobile Museum.

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There current facility is being stretched to the max, but good news, by 2015 they will be in a larger and nicer facility.  You could sense the excitement in the staff as they anticipate that this might even happen sooner.

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This is a car museum in the true sense of the word museum.  They have put a great deal of effort into displaying the cars in excellent lighting and with the appropriate level of information on placards.

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They also have displays to give the museum visitor an opportunity to learn from the experience. 

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Unlike so many museums where everything must be protected behind ropes, they have reserved a few vehicles for photo ops for visitors.  This really allows for involvement of the museum guests.

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There were areas dedicated to alternative powered cars such as electrics:

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There was an exhibit area for the cars of the middle of the twentieth century:

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The many eras of racing:

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Then there was the pre-war era:

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And a bit of the post-war:

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There was this wild looking motor home that borrowed its styling cues from the Cadillacs of the 1960’s:

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This is an exceptional museum that is on its way to some well deserved improvements.  Even in its present home it is one that should not be missed.

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