Billed as the only automobile museum that "takes you for a ride," the Automobile Driving Museum recently found a new home in El Segundo, CA. Visitors to the free museum (donations encouraged) get to see some of the greatest vehicles in automotive history on display, and even better, get to go for a ride in one. More than 70 restored antique, classic and special interest cars are on display, ranging from a 1904 2-cylinder Schacht to a 1982 Delorean. Names like Cadillac, Packard, Stutz, Pierce-Arrow, Frazier, and Lincoln dominate the list, but visitors will also find cars from Austin Healy, Mercedes, Porsche and MG. There are even a few muscle and pony cars in there.
Most museums are strictly hands-off, but here they encourage people to sit in the cars. Interacting with the vehicles gives visitors a chance to really relive automotive history. And on Sundays, anybody who shows up between 10 and 4 can stand in line for a ride in one of the select driving vehicles. Passengers must be at least 10 years old, and there are a couple of other rules (no food), but basically anybody who wants to see what classic motoring was all about, can hop in for a spin.
The museum was first opened in another location in 2002, and plans to make itself available for school trips, car clubs, business meetings and other interest groups in the future. There are also memberships that allow private visits and more extensive access to the vehicles. Check it out for yourself by following the read link.
[Source: Automobile Driving Museum]
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