Shows, movies, curator chat highlight museum schedules

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Car on display at Vettes for Vets day | California Automobile Museum Photos

Saturday, Muscle Car City stages its monthly car show from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the museum in Punta Gorda, Florida. The monthly auto flea market is scheduled for January 31` from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Sunday, the AACA museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, offers a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang PJ Party from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Also at the museum is one of 11 original cars built by Disney for the first Herbie movie. The ‘Love Bug” will be on display until April 30.

January 19, the Petersen Automotive Museum plans a curator talk with the Leslie Kendall, who will discuss the creation of Wilshire Boulevard, the beginning of Miracle Mile and how the Petersen Automotive Museum came to its new renovation and reopening. The following day, January 20, the museum in Los Angeles will show Life on the Limit, a movie, narrated by Michael Fassbender, that Formula 1’s journey from post-war British beginnings through 1976.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia stages its first Demo Day of the year January 23 with several cars being exercised in a museum parking lot.

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Hot rod at Vettes for Vets car show

The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, celebrates  the snowmobile January 23. Shortly after, the museum kicks off the Winter Education Series on January 30 with a presentation by author-curator Charles Jacobs entitled “the Zeppelin Hindenburg.” Following presentations in the series are February 27, with  former Group 44 driver, John “Mac” McComb presenting “the Greatest Race Car Driver You’ve Never Heard Of;” March 26, with David Percival, sidecar motorcycle racer and owner of DP Motorsport,  presenting “Sidecar Racing;” and then, April 30, with writer and museum professional Mark Wilkins presenting “The Lafayette Escadrille.”

The America on Wheels museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania, celebrates its Polar Express Pajama Party from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. January 24.

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma, Washington, celebrates its education month in February with guest speakers talking about everything from World War II machines to outboard motors.

The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, kicks off its speaker series February 13 with racer George Follmer talking about the 50th anniversary of the Can-Am series.

“Museum in Motion” tours by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, begin January 27 to February 1 when participants visit the Daytona International Speedway.  Other tours include a visit to Tucson, Arizona, on March 7-12; the Tail of the Dragon tour May 1-4; and the Marble and Glass tour through New England from May 19-22.

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento has three car-themed tours scheduled. The first is March 12-20 and takes enthusiasts to Florida for visits to the Amelia Island Concours, Daytona Speedway, the Dezer Collection and Walt Disney World.  The next trip is May 14-21 and goes to Cuba. The third trip goes to France from June 15-24 for the 24 hours of Le Mans, including the 50th anniversary of Ford’s and the 25th anniversary of Mazda’s victory in the race.

 

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