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Automobile Driving Museum is Featured in the August ’19 Issue of Octane

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We are the So Cal ‘museum that takes you for a ride.’  Octane magazine created a wonderful write-up about our museum and the experience provided to our guests.  The article nicely captures the history of the Automobile Driving Museum through the eyes of our co-founder, Stanley Zimmerman.  Readers will also learn what sparked the idea…

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OMG it’s Jaime Donnelly “Jan” from Grease!

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Our wonderful docents could not have suggested a better place to share our classic rides.  Last Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Automobile Driving Museum attended the Street Food Cinema screening of Grease in Manhattan Beach.  In attendance and signing autographs was one of the famous Pink Ladies, “Jan”, played by Jamie Donnelly.  Donnelly played “Jan”…

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SEMA Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-In 2019

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The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be officially celebrated on July 12, 2019. The Automobile Driving Museum will observe this day on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The date marks the tenth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital…

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Tri-Five Chevy Show

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Tri-Five Chevy Show Hosted by the ADM and LACCC Saturday April 13, 2019 On April 13th the Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) hosted its second Tri-Five Chevy Show in conjunction with the Los Angeles Classic Chevy Club (LACCC).  We had 52 beautiful Chevys of all models and colors, stock and modified.  The ADM Judging Team tells…

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He learned to drive on a Model T and now he’s the floor manager for El Segundo’s Automobile Driving Museum

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He learned to drive on a Model T and now he’s the floor manager for El Segundo’s Automobile Driving Museum Michael Hixon May 15, 2019     Alec Harrell-Carlson was only 12 years old when he first learned how to drive a car. And, what a car. It was 2008 and Harrell-Carlson was visiting El…

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Orphans Car Show a SUCCESS

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Our last 2018 car show of the year was perfect for an ORPHANS show case…. we had a great collection of amazing cars of all years and genres on display! Here were the winners of the day: Farthest Distance:  Diane Robertson   1955 Packard Caribbean   Best Interior:  Valentino Domenic  1951 International Metro Youngest Orphan:  Jeff Lawson …

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All Women’s Restoration Project

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The Automobile Driving Museum acquired a 1955 GMC Truck this year and realized it was the perfect “project” car restoration 2018 project for our all women’s restoration program. We have a solid group of women volunteers, some who are experienced, some who have never before looked under the hood of a car, that are coming…

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Students take on a High School Restoration project on an Amphicar!

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In the past year the ADM has been trying to reach out and give back to the community in the best way a museum can, by way of education. We started that process by introducing our girls in the garage car care classes, shop talk lectures, all female restoration project, and we are now ready…

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The ADM takes Best and Blessed at the Carmel Mission Classic

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Carmel Mission Classic, 2018 By Alec Carlson As some of you may already know, the ADM traveled up the coast of California in August to spread the good word about our museum during Monterey Car Week. Nearly 800 miles traveled in 36 hours, two hotels, and one fantastic concourse proved to be the recipe for…

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Classic Celebrity Kustoms come to the ADM

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Classic customs Come To ADM – Written by:  Alec Carlson – Floor Manager at the ADM As the Automobile Driving Museum grows and matures, we are presented with new and exciting opportunities almost every day. Having the famous Hirohata Mercury and “Dreamsicle” Pontiac displayed together under our roof is proof of that. If you have…

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RevFest Gassers 5 Fuel Curve Article

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Fuel Curve offered amazing coverage of our recent “RevFest: Gassers 5” show in August!  Take a look and enjoy the beautiful photos by Marc Gewertz!

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Alaska Beyond Magazine

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Coming to an Alaska Airlines flight near you! Read up on our museum and make sure to plan a trip here. The full magazine can be found here!    

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LA Weekly – Best of LA: South Bay Edition

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Thank you LA Weekly for making our museum a “Best of” for 2017! LA Weekly as BEST OF: South Bay BEST OF L.A. – Sports & Recreation 2017 “Best Place to go for a Ride in a Corvair” Check out the article here!

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Woodies Picnic 2017

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Here are some highlights from this year’s Woodies Picnic! Thank you Daily Driver Project for your awesome video!

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Eye on LA – ABC7

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ABC7 Featured The Automobile Driving Museum on Sunday 7/23!

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Pokemon Gym at Automobile Driving Museum El Segundo, CA

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The Automobile Driving Museum is a Pokemon Gym! Come catch em all in El Segundo’s  favorite destination!

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The History and Collectability of Gas Pumps

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What makes gasoline pumps collectable – is it color, brand, condition, era or all of the above? It all comes down to what you’re looking for. If you’re the one selling a pump that you have just bought at a swap meet, you may want to know more about what era it may be from.…

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Five California Car Shows You Won’t Want To Miss!

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Guest Writer: Angela Caito of A-1 Auto Transport Southern California and cars tend to go hand in hand and some of the best shows and the most unique vehicles can be found in the area at any given time. Southern California hosts some of the best car shows in the state and while some may…

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LA Parent: Auto Museums Worth Driving To!

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Thanks, LA Parent for this awesome write up about the Automobile Driving Museum! We are pleased to be included on this list and proud that our efforts at outreach to families and children as well as automobile enthusiasts has been noticed! The Automobile Driving Museum is a unique place. It has events going on constantly,…

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Fun for Kids at the ADM

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Group Visits: The Automobile Driving Museum is a great place to bring a group of kids for an afternoon of fun fun and education. We welcome visits from summer camps, church groups, and schools with STEM projects. Call ahead and will arrange to have a docent on hand to give an informative tour of the museum’s…

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Los Angeles Museum Destinations

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Los Angeles Magazine named the ADM one of it’s Off Beat Top 10 Los Angeles Museum Destinations. Off-Beat??? You bet! We drive to the beat of a different drummer as the only classic car museum to give rides in it’s collection. March on down and let’s go for a ride! Not only does this museum…

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British Car Cruise-In and Exhibit

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Our May 21, 2016 British Car Cruise-In was such a delight. A beautiful array of amazing British and European cars were on hand and a jolly good time was had by all. Our permanent exhibit of cars from the U.K. is on view now. Make it a part of your next visit to the ADM!…

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Woodies Picnic a Great Success!

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Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Woodies Picnic. It was a great success with music, food, and fun! Woodies – The Ultimate Surfing Car If you’re a fan of the Beach Boys, or a surfer nostalgic about the glory days of the 60’s, then a mention of the ‘Ford Woodie’ is sure to…

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Our Packard Collection

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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 delivered to Mr. J. D. Harding of Chicago, who paid around $3,000 for it. The…

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