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Benjamin Simon’s Beetle Rug on Display at ADM

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On Friday, October 11, 2019, our friend Benjamin Simon donated his creative work of art to the Automobile Driving Museum. The design is a rug in the form of a red VW Beetle.  The rug is currently on display on our exhibit floor. To learn more about Benjamin, his design, and his relationship with the…

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Yutaka Katayama AKA Mr. K

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This Saturday, the Automobile Driving Museum will host its annual JDM at the ADM. The car show is designed to bring together drivers of the best Japanese rides in So Cal. A great figure known in the Japanese car community is Yutaka Katayama, better known as Mr. K. Mr. K, “Father of the Datsun Z-Car,”…

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“Hot Wheels Garage At The Automobile Driving Museum” – told through the eyes of iDriveSoCal’s Tom Smith

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Check out his blog post as iDriveSoCal’s Tom Smith describes his and his son’s experience when they attended the last Hot Wheels Garage event on Aug 3, 2019. Tom shares an exciting recap of how the Hot Wheels Garage is not only fun for kids, but also major fun for adults. His depiction is spot…

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Jay Leno’s Garage – “Cult Classics” Episode

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Jay Leno’s Garage – “Cult Classics” Episode “Jay Leno asks the question, what makes a car a cult classic? Charlie Sheen attempts to answer that by showing off the outrageous Chrysler Turbo Interceptor he drove in the cult film, the Wraith.” NEW EPISODE OF CNBC’S “JAY LENO’S GARAGE” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 AT 10PM EST…

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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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