Our Mission: The Automobile Driving Museum exists to preserve automotive history, interpret the historical significance, educate our guests and provide them with the opportunity to take a ride in one of the museum’s historic collector vehicles.
Welcome to the Automobile Driving Museum, one of Southern California’s premier destinations for car enthusiasts! With a rotating collection of 130 classic, antique and vintage automobiles on display, museum visitors experience a wide range of vehicles from years gone by. The Museum is committed to the preservation and maintenance of these vehicles. We offer:
- Rides in Museum cars on Sundays
- Research Library
- Museum Store
- Events at the Museum
Automobile Driving Museum was founded in 2001 by Earl Rubenstein and Stanley Zimmerman, long time automobile collectors and friends. They had dreamed about a museum that allowed the public to actually sit in and experience riding in a Classic and Special Interest Vehicle.
In 2001, when a garage in West Los Angeles became available, they formed the Automobile Driving Museum. The mission: to give the public an opportunity to experience classic and special interest automobiles as moving vehicles and historic art forms. In addition, to preserving and maintaining orphan vehicles no longer being manufactured such as Studebaker, Packard, Stutz, and Nash AMC.
The Automobile Driving Museum moved to its present location at 610 Lairport Street in El Segundo in 2007 .The museum occupies over an acre of land and has 40,000 square feet for automobile display, storage, repair, and restoration. The museum also has a large ballroom and small cafe for rent. Click here for more information.
It is open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM. Tuesday through Friday offer self guided tours to view the collection. Docent led tours are offered on Saturday and Sunday. On Sundays, the Ride Program is from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, weather permitting. Click here for information on which cars will be going out.