October 20th, 2018:
Micro and Mini Car Show
ADM’s first MICRO AND MINI CAR SHOW!!!
Microcars and minicars had their real heyday after WWII, when war-damaged economies had to start small. Gas was expensive, and consumers had little money. The result? Small (sometimes tiny) fuel efficient cars.
Oddly enough, many boasted advanced design features. This is because most evolved from war torn aircraft factories which were prohibited from building airplanes after the war but still employed some of the finest and most experienced aircraft engineers.
Most microcars sported one or two cylinder motorcycle or motorscooter engines (usually two stroke designs), and often evolved in three wheeled configurations to take full advantage of favorable tax treatment under loopholes originally designed for motorcycle/sidecar rigs.
They were considered “Kabinenrollers” or “enclosed scooters” and were intended to bridge the gap between motorcycles and “real’ cars. Now, that’s not the whole story. There’s lots of micros and minis, some of them built today, some from the turn of the century.
Children under 10: FREE
Automobile Driving Museum
ABOUT THE AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM:
Our Mission: The Automobile Driving Museum exists to preserve automotive history, interpret the historical significance, educate our guests and provide them with the opportunity to take a ride in one of the museum’s historic collector vehicles.
Welcome to the Automobile Driving Museum, one of Southern California’s premier destinations for car enthusiasts! With a museum filled with a changing selection of its 130 vintage, antique, and vintage automobiles on display, museum visitors experience a wide range of vehicles from years gone by. The Museum is committed to the preservation and maintenance of these vehicles. We offer:
- Rides in Museum cars on Sundays
- Research Library
- Museum Store
- Events at the Museum
The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a unique venue for auto enthusiasts. Not only is the museum filled with over 130 vintage, antique, and muscle cars; but is also the only museum that takes you for a ride in them.
The ADM is host to many events for families as well as auto enthusiasts and is a great spot for special occasions, birthday parties, and meetings. The museum has a large ballroom and small cafe for rent. Click here for more information.
Come take a ride you’ll never forget.
MUSEUM ADMISSION, HOURS AND DIRECTIONS:
Open 6 Days a Week Tuesday to Sunday
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Admission is by donation. Fee includes admission to the Main Building and our Car Ride Program on Sundays. (Rides available to guests 10 years of age and older.)
Seniors (62 and older) $8
Children 10-17 $5
Children under 10 Free
Family of Four $25
Sponsors (Join Now) Free
To help cover the costs of exhibitions, we ask that you pay the full recommended amount.
The ADM is conveniently located ½ mile south of LAX in beautiful El Segundo,CA. The museum offers guests the opportunity to see the cars up close. In addition, the museum offers guided tours on the weekends and rides in their cars on Sundays.