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Bill Montgomery Black History Month

Bill Montgomery – Black History Month

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In High School (Cincinnati Ohio) Bill had a 1965 Ford Mustang 289 HP that he purchased from his best friends Keith and Kevin Lewis. They raced around town and fixed up cars quickly being known as “Car Guys” He also excelled in sports (Wrestling & Soccer) allowing him to travel around the country and meet…

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Women n Wheels Car Show

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Car Show Guide to El Segundos Classic Cars

Car Shows Near Me

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The coming year looks to be huge for national car shows. After the lack of events caused by the global pandemic, a full calendar is rolling out across the US. But if it is your first time at a show, do you know what to expect? For those showing or spectating, we can help. Read on as…

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Space X Holiday Party at El Segundo 1

A Classic Car Museum for Your Private Events

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Are you looking for a new venue to host your next event? Do you want to create something unique so that it will make a lasting impression on your clients, and employees?  Some event venues are so predictable that they’re cliche. If you want to set the tone for an unforgettable experience, then it all…

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Classic Camaro at the Zimmerman in EL Segundo

10 Things People Love About the Iconic American Muscle Car

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The first “muscle car” was released in 1949 by Oldsmobile. This was before the term had even come into existence. The Rocket 88 was complete with a V8 engine and a scaled-back body. Most people seem to think about the 60s and 70s when it comes to muscles cars when they were at their peak in popularity.…

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Business Confrence Venue in El Segundo

8 Reasons to Host Your Next Business Conference at a Car Museum

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Business conferences are exactly what you make of them; they can be informative, memorable, and fun, or they can be boring and make your guests wonder why they showed up at all. The atmosphere of a business conference is a crucial detail that can make or break the success of the conference.  Anyone can rent a…

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Trunk or Treat at El Segundo Zimmerman

Need Halloween Plans? Come Visit Our Spooky Car Cruise

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Did you know that car cruise-ins became popular back in the 1950s after the end of WWII?  As the automobile industry boomed, and more households began buying their own cars, car cruise-ins began to surface. Drivers of all ages would gather to show off their vehicles and socialize.  These days, car enthusiasts will host similar events to…

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the best hotels near LAX

7 of The Best Hotels Near LAX

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Booking a hotel in a different state or a place you’ve never been, can be a bit stressful and exhilarating at the same time. Add to that a wedding or corporate event that you have to arrange or attend, and the last thing you want to do is book a hotel that is located on…

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Wedding at Museum with classic cars

Boho Micro Wedding at The Zimmerman

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Boho Micro Wedding at The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum. Yvonne Wolf Events and The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum offered a lucky couple, whose wedding plans were affected by the pandemic, an ALL-INCLUSIVE “DRIVE-IN” MICRO WEDDING at the ZIMMERMAN AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM! ❤️❤️ LOVE in the fast lane! The GIVEAWAY was for a COUPLE + 8…

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Miss ADM 2021

Miss ADM – Doll Face Jaques

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During our Grand Reopening Celebration on May 1, 2021, the Automobile Driving Museum held its first Pin-Up Contest for the title of Miss ADM. Of the many beautiful young women who competed, the prize went to a 21-year-old from California, known as Doll Face Jaques. The winner of our first annual Pin-Up Contest has flawless…

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Drive-In Concert Checklist: What to Bring for the Best Experience

Drive-In Concert Checklist: What to Bring for the Best Experience

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This pandemic had us locked in our homes for almost a year and a half. When concerts, movie theaters, and sporting events shut down, drive-in theaters became the go-to place where small groups of people could gather around yet have some social distance. Yet although concerns about the pandemic have happily decreased, the drive-in movie…

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Gassers 7 in El Segundo

Gassers 7

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Join us on August 28, 2021, at the Automobile Driving Museum for the Gassers 7, blockbuster event of the year! Click this link for tickets to Gassers 7 What’s a Gasser?  A Gasser is a type of Hot Rod that originated in the drag strips of the United States in the late 1950s and continued…

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Sunset Gas Vintage Gas Station El Segundo Car Museum

Sunset Gas Station at the ADM

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Our 1920s- style gas station pays tribute to the many small stations around Los Angeles from 1910- 1930. This façade was originally on display at the California Car Cover showroom in Chatsworth, California. When the business moved to Simi Valley, a beneficial relationship between California Car Cover and the Automobile Driving Museum resulted in the…

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Summer Swing Nights at El Camino

Summer Swing Nights Drive-In Concert

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Summer Swing Nights, presented by Aaron Jacobs Productions, returns with the Automobile Driving Museum for the fourth consecutive year featuring 3 shows on Sat, Jun 12, Aug 7 & Sep 4, 2021 at 8PM with our blockbuster Drive-In Edition at El Camino College in Torrance, CA. To Purchase Summer Swing Night Tickets Click Here. Summer…

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Patrice Banks Women's Automotive History

PATRICE BANKS

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Patrice Banks was a 30-something-year-old, accomplished engineer at DuPont, pulling in a six-figure income, yet she was frustrated by the intimidation she felt when a 19-year old guy at the oil change shop pressured her to buy a new air filter which she was unsure if she needed. Upon finding that there were no female…

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Damsels of Automotive Design

DAMSELS OF DESIGN Women’s Automotive History

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After WWII, automobile manufacturers began to hire more women to design cars, mostly for interior aesthetics, to help make cars more marketable to postwar suburban households with two-car garages. The most well-known group of ladies was called Harley Earl’s Damsels of Design, at General Motors. The twelve “Damsels” were Gere Kavanaugh, Jeanette Linder, Ruth Glennie,…

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Morgan CLU 81

A Love Story & a Morgan

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Like humans, most vehicles are created full of potential. With the patina of age, automobiles develop personalities imbued by their owners and earned through shared experiences. The cars at the Automobile Driving Museum all have stories. The Automobile Driving Museum’s 1935 Morgan Three-Wheeler, License Plate CLU 81 In March, 2021, the Automobile Driving Museum was…

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Shirley Muldowney Women's History

SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY

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Shirley Muldowney, American Top Gas, Funny Car, and match racer, was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association to drive a Top Fuel dragster. She won 18 NHRA national events. She was the first person to win two and three of drag racing’s most prestigious titles, Top Fuel, back-to-back.…

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The Rosies

ROSIE THE RIVETER

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Rosie is known today as the woman in the “We Can Do It” poster used by feminists to symbolize a woman’s capabilities. The artist, J. Howard Miller used Naomi Parker Fraley as a model for the Pentagon’s propaganda poster in 1943. But you may not know that all women in the WW2 workforce, recruited to…

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Bertha Benz

BERTHA BENZ – Women’s History Month

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Bertha was a financial supporter of Karl Benz. By marrying him, by law, she gave up her claim to the investment, but she continued to back his company enthusiastically and financially. Together they built the first car, the Patent Motorwagen, in 1885. However, the public generally did not see the use in the horseless carriage.…

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Florence Lawrence Women's Automotive History

FLORENCE LAWRENCE – Women’s Automotive History

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Florence Lawrence was known as “The First Movie Star”. Early movies were shown without credits to the actors, and she was the first actress to be named on-screen.  She was also an avid automobile enthusiast. Like many of us today, she was frustrated by the inability to know when drivers in front of her were…

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Alice Huyler Ramsey Womens History

ALICE HUYLER RAMSEY

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The first woman to drive across the United States, and be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, was housewife Alice Huyler Ramsey.  In 1909 she was 22 years old, and she drove 3,800 miles from New York City to San Francisco. Only 152 miles of the journey were on paved roads, and there were…

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Muscle Car Show El Segundo ADM

The Biggest Muscle Car Show of the Year at the ADM

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One of the Biggest Muscle Car Shows in California The Automobile Driving Museum hosted one of our biggest car shows on February 20th, 2021. Over 300 cars and 1000+ spectators came out to celebrate Muscle Car Culture at the ADM in the beautiful city of El Segundo. Attendees came from all over Los Angeles and…

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Will Lark PhD Black History

WILL LARK, PhD – Black History Month

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While receiving his Masters at the MIT Media Arts & Sciences Laboratory, William Lark Jr. was a principal designer of the City Car: a shared, electric vehicle that adapts to the driver, road and the city.   The folding car was designed to be used similarly to bike-sharing technology. Time magazine named it an Invention…

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