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Howard Hughes 1955 Packard Caribbean

  When Packard created the Caribbean in 1953, it gave the storied brand a much-needed jolt of style and prestige that was missing from its regular lineup. Once the most prestigious of the American luxury brands, Packard started in fine … Continue reading

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Lecture Series

Arts and Architecture regular speaker, Richard Stanley, will trace the evolution of the American automobile to 1970 and will discuss its connection to architecture, and other applied arts—especially in relation to the contribution of Harley Earl.  Weather permitting, he will … Continue reading

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Tribute to Gassers

  Limited to the first 80 cars. Register HERE.  The “Gasser” may be a racecar from another era, but its image has transcended changing times to represent the spirit of competitive American drag racing from the 1960s. With this inspiration, … Continue reading

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Our Packard Collection

The earliest Packard in ADM’s stable is this 1916 Twin Six convertible, considered the first production V-12 in the world. Producing 88 horsepower from 424.1 cubic inches on a 126-inch wheelbase, this 2.1-ton automobile was produced in August 1916 and … Continue reading

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Beach Cities Swing Band at the ADM

Come and enjoy live music from a remarkable 16 piece orchestra including their fantastic vocalists! Every 3rd Sunday of the month at the Automobile Driving Museum, Performances are from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Admission is $8.00 each or $15.00 … Continue reading

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