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Graffiti USA Museum

Graffiti USA Museum

Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum will be an experience that brings people, revenue, events, students, and business to downtown Modesto. The Museum will create an immersive experience, taking the visitor back to the days of the cruise, with replica storefronts and murals of the Graffiti Era, that will be the backdrop to the cars and memorabilia on display.

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Motte Museum

Motte Museum

The Motte Museum was once a produce market from the mid 1980’s to the late 1990’s, it is now a museum hosting the Motte Family Car Collection and the History of the Valley.

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The Cobra Experience

The Cobra Experience

The Cobra Experience is a non-profit museum committed to the promotion, conservation, education and preservation of the cars produced by Shelby American.

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The Nethercutt Collection

The Nethercutt Collection

The Nethercutt Collection has over 250 beautifully restored luxury automobiles, one of the finest collections of mechanical musical instruments, and The Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.

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Blackhawk Museum

Blackhawk Museum

The Blackhawk Museum is home to close to 50 classic, vintage and rare automobiles. Exhibitions of western frontier settlement and Plains Indians. 

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Marconi Automotive Museum

Marconi Automotive Museum

The Marconi Automotive Museum is located in the heart of Orange County and houses a 70 plus car collection that is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. Your donation goes directly to helping children in need.   They're proud to house a collection of...

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CALIFORNIA

California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and cable cars.

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

In 1867, a group in Los Angeles built what was likely Southern California’s first home-built horseless carriage, in a shop on West Fifth Street. The four-cylinder, gasoline-powered carriage, built by S.D. Sturgis and J. Philip Erie was tested on the city streets of LA in preparation for a trial run to San Bernardino. The vehicle operated with some success around LA, but continual mechanical issues prevented it from making the trip to San Bernardino.

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