Lamborghini’s 100th Birthday Celebration to be held at Tustin’s Marconi Auto Museum August 28 as a Fundraiser for “Motel Kids

The world tour celebrating the 100th birthday of the late founder of Lamborghini sports cars will make its first pit stop in the U.S. at the Marconi Automotive Museum (1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin) in the form of a fundraiser to help feed and house Southern California’s “motel kids.” Tickets for the birthday gala, which will be held on Sunday, August 28, are $275 each and there are a number of sponsorship opportunities that can be purchased by visiting Funds will benefit Caterina’s Club, a nonprofit that helps children whose families are forced to live in cramped, crime-ridden motels.
The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception during which guests will view Lamborghinis specially selected for the event along with the rest of owner Dick Marconi’s multi-million dollar car collection. They also will have an opportunity to meet scion Fabio Lamborghini, nephew of the founder and executive

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Nelson’s Classic Car museum back up and running

After a three-month hiatus, The Nelson Classic Car Museum is back in business with a new name and a fresh look.

In May, the World of WearableArt and Classic Car Museum was forced to shut down due to the economic effects from the Covid-19 pandemic.

While the colourful costumes remain mothballed, the classic cars – covering more than 100 years of automotive history – are back in place and open to the public.

Museum spokeswoman Sarah Wilson said it was great to have the doors open again.

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“It’s been stressful, but it’s been a lot of fun to be able to do things [we couldn’t do before].


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County law enforcement museum dissolved, leaving two cars and accounting questions behind

LAS CRUCES – Jail records dating back at least as far as 1902, cash logs and other ledger books once housed at Doña Ana County’s Historical Museum of Lawmen have found a new home at New Mexico State University. 

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Petersen Automotive Museum features Tesla Cybertruck this June

If you think that the Tesla Cybertruck deserves to be displayed in a museum, then look no further. Petersen Automotive Museum is now showcasing this super futuristic truck from June 20 until June 26. 

Marking its first-ever appearance since its introduction last November, Tesla is giving visitors an up-close look at Tesla’s first venture in electric pickup trucks.

One significant difference seen in Tesla’s Cybertruck is the change in the traditional pickup truck design. Unlike the common rectangularly-shaped cab and bed you’ll see on the road, the truck’s unconventional shape looks more of a cross between a Mars rover wrapped with an angular exoskeleton.

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck

This sudden detour in pickup design isn’t half-hearted. It’s enough to make people take a double turn and give scathing criticisms of ginormous proportions.

Still, there’s a reason for its unconventional appearance. Musk was once quoted in Teslarati saying how trucks have been the

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Petersen Automotive Museum Set To Reopen Soon

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At long last, we can make our pilgrimage to this hallowed car museum.

During the coronavirus shutdowns, we gearheads have seen races, shows, and other events canceled right and left. Even car museums shuttered their doors. Thankfully, many of these fine facilities from around the world have been sharing online videos and more to keep us entertained and informed while we’ve been cooped up as well. Now things are loosening up and we’re seeing more of these facilities reopening, including Petersen Automotive Museum.

Photo credit: Petersen Automotive Museum

That’s right, starting on Friday, June 19, 2020 the car museum located in Los Angeles, California will open its doors to the public for the first time in months. As you probably already suspect, this reopening will come with social distancing and other measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

According to an

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Forney Museum of Transportation

Experience Transportation History!

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 600 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It began 60 years ago with a single 1921 Kissel, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Today it includes not just vehicles, but also buggies, motorcycles, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, fire apparatus, public transportation, sleighs, bicycles, toys & diecast models, vintage apparel and much, much more!

Our collection highlights include: Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ Steam Locomotive #4005, Amelia Earhart’s 1923 Kissel ‘Gold Bug’,  Forney Locomotive, Colorado & Southern Caboose, 1923 Hispano-Suiza, 1913-53 Indian Motocycle Collection, Denver & Rio Grande Dining Car,  Stutz Fire Engine, 1888 Denver Cable Car, 1923 Case Steam Tractor, 1817 Draisenne Bicycle, 500 Piece Matchbox Collection, and more! 

Our Mission

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic,

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