Mullin museum art on loan to Carnegie exhibit

Mullin museum art on loan to Carnegie exhibit

In other museum news, the AACA heads to Pebble Beach, Corvette enthusiasts can register for anniversary weekend

There is more than amazing automobiles on display at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California. The museum has a wonderful collection of original automotive art. Some of that art — 19 pieces in all — will be featured starting June 16 in a special exhibit at the Carnegie Art Museum. 

“This collaboration between the Mullin and the Carnegie Art Museum blends my two interests and gives me an opportunity to share my passion over standout pieces in my collection with guests of another great educational landmark in Ventura County,” Peter Mullin said in a news release.

The exhibit at the Carnegie runs through August 19.

Untitled painting by Jack Schultz

AACA Museum trip to Pebble Beach

Registration ends June 19 for the AACA Museum trip to Pebble Beach, including the concours d’elegance, the RM Sotheby’s auction, several car collections, including the Blackhawk Museum, a winery visit and free time in San Francisco. The trip runs August 20-27. For details, visit the museum website.

Rockin’ Roll In Thursdays at Stahls

Stahls Auto Museum in Chesterfield, Michigan, hosts weekly Thursday Night Cruise-ins under the theme of “Stahls Rockin’ Roll In” from 4 to 8 p.m., with the museum open to visitors from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Registration begins for Corvette museum’s 24th anniversary

The National Corvette Museum has opened registration for its 24th Anniversary celebration, scheduled for August 30-September 1 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The program includes road tours, the Hall of Fame induction, up-close visits with the 2019 models and LT5 engine, visits to the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park and Swope Cars of Yesteryear museum, seminars, laps at the NCM Motorsports Park, a distillery visit, an art class, and a Shifting and Shooting event.

For details, visit the museum website.

Special events this weekend:

Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan, is the site of the annual Motor Muster car show June 16-17. The show features hundreds of vehicles produced from 1932 onward.

The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville not only offers free admission for dads on Father’s Day, but special tours of the Nissan USA Heritage Collection at 2 p.m. June 15 and again at 2 p.m. on July 20. The museum also has a temporary exhibit of the 1937-1950 Harley-Davidson motorcycle collection owned by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

The “70 Years Porsche Sportscar” exhibition that opened June 8 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart runs through January 6, 2019. The display includes more than 75 vehicles and artifacts from the company’s history. This weekend, the Porsche Museum hosts a festival featuring plant tours, music, food trucks, interactive activities and live coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Cup game between Germany and Mexico. 

The AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, hosts its annual CARnival Car Show as part of its 15th anniversary celebration on June 16. Activities include valve-cover races, antique car rides, behind the scenes tour of the Schmidt Collection storage building, and tethered hot-air ballo0n rides.  

It’s Cool Cars for Kids on June 16 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is held in conjunction with the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, also being held at the museum. 

Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida, hosts its monthly car show Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 pm.

The Revs Institute offers a special Father’s Day sale at its Amazon bookstore through June 18. To take advantage, use the “RevsFather20” code at checkout on any of the more than 1,000 books available. Also, the museum is offering (for the first time) a discount on the more than 500,000 images in its digital library. Use the code “Father20” at checkout for a 20 percent discount, also through June 18.

The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, hosts a Father’s Day car show June 17 and offers free museum admission to drivers of cars registered for the show.

LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, will do “hoods up” from June 12-22 as part of its Father’s Day celebration, exposing the engines on cars in its galleries.

The Saratoga Automobile Museum in upstate New York hosts a New York State craft beverages tasting June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mark your calendar:

“Gear Up” is the title of a S.T.E.A.M.-oriented summer camp being offered June 18-22 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in northeastern Indiana. The camp, which runs daily from 9 a.m. until noon, is geared toward those ages 8-10. 

The Seal Cove Auto Museum in Maine will stage a Demo Day on June 21 with rides in antique autos and talks by museum curators, and a week later (June 28) it hosts a Car-B-Que car show, dinner and life music program from 4 to 9 p.m.

The Great Race begins June 23 at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum and makes a lunch stop June 24 at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, New York. The event also has stops at the Owls Head and Seal Cove museums in Maine on its way to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Saratoga Automobile Museum in upstate New York hosts its annual Summer Gala on June 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The theme it “Its the Cars of the ‘50s” and guests are invited to arrive wearing 1950s-themed cocktail attire. 

LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, hosts the Grit City Motor Show from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 23. The show features lowriders, drift car, racing cars and more.

“1980s Performance? Yes!” is the theme of an exhibit to run from June 23-July 8 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. The museum is looking for cars such as an IROC Camaro, SVO Mustang, Buick Grand National, Mazda RX-7, Omni GLH and Nissan Z cars to include in the showcase. For details, visit the museum’s website.

Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, California, will host a book signing on June 23 featuring racer Lyn St. James.

The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, will host a Summer MeetUp cruise-in on June 23. Car clubs can register in advance for special parking.

The France Family will receive the fifth annual Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for contributions to motorsports on June 28 from the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, New York. The program will be held at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. Previous recipients were Chip Ganassi, Richard Petty, Roger Penske and Mario Andretti.

On June 30, the Newport Car Museum in Rhode Island hosts the Factory Five Racing cruise-in, with more than 120 vehicles that were “Built, Not Bought” expected to be on display.

The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, resumes its cars & coffee cruise-in July 1 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The British Motor Museum hosts its “BMC & Leyland Show” gathering on July 1. As part of the cruise-in, convoys of cars will leave from Cowley and Longbridge and arrive at the museum. 

Mercedes-Benz racing transporter will be part for the Silver Arrows exhibit | Louwman Museum photo

“Silver Arrows 1934-1939” is the title of an exhibit to run from July 7 to September 2 at the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands. The exhibit will feature seven of the famed Mercedes-Benz racing cars.

National Corvette Museum curator Derek Moore will lead a special Museum in Motion tour from July 8-12 with a theme “Ford vs. Chevrolet.” The trip, says the museum, will be “a fascinating expedition through American automotive history. In this tour we will see for ourselves the way that innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs used the automobile as a vehicle to change our world forever.” Visits include The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, and the GM Global Propulsion Center. For details, visit the museum website.

On July 8, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, UK, stages its Simply Jaguar car show.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia offers its first Race Car Summer Camp for ages 10-16 from July 9 to 13. The camp will use motorsports to explore STEM subjects, and each camper will design and race a CO2-powered car. For information and registration, visit the museum website.

The British Motor Museum hosts its 10th Old Ford Rally on July 15. The event, which is expected to feature 400 classic vehicles, including commercial vehicles and tractors, is the largest of its kind in England.

The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, will stage an “Under the Hood Day” on July 17 with Larry Crane talking about French engine design at 10:15 a.m.

It’s “Supercar Saturday” on July 28 at the Brooklands Museum in England, where high-performance vehicles — vintage and modern — will take part in runs up the Brooklands Test Hill and on-track demonstrations. 

The AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, offers Model T driving experience classes July 18, 21 and 28 and August 4 and 11, September 8 and 9 and October 20. 

The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, welcomes its Class of 2018 at a gala ceremony July 19. Those being enshrined are Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of Toyota; Tom and Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk radio fame; Frank Stronach, founder of automotive supplier Magna International; and Mike Jackson, chairman of AutoNation dealerships.

August 9 is “It’s Not All About the Cars” day at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, where tours of the museum’s art collection will be featured.

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