San Diego Automotive Museum, Balboa Park (619-231-2886). The museum is open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and features rotating themed shows that display significant, rare and exotic cars and motorcycles, and vehicles reflecting the history of the automobile. Enjoy the classics of bygone eras as you stroll through rows of cars that are all restored to glittering splendor. Browse through the automotive gift shop. Discounts are also available for the military, seniors and students. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA.
The San Diego Automotive Museum showcases an amazing permanent collection of classic & vintage cars, racers, motorcycles, and special one-of-a-kind cars like Louie Mattar’s Fabulous $75,000 Car (distance driving record set in the 1950’s) and a rare 1948 Tucker. Specialty exhibits rotate throughout the year and are included in the admission price. Their most popular exhibits include the Barn Finds, Harley-Davidson and Show Stoppers.
There is also an interactive children’s area and lots of displays of memorabilia to enjoy. The museum also offers an excellent museum store with a huge inventory of gifts and clothing for the auto lover in your life.
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Their newest exhibit, Japanese Steel, runs through September 17th, 2017. The display features features an amazing collection of Japanese automobiles spanning the twentieth century.
Banquets & Weddings at San Diego Automotive Museum
2080 Pan America Plaza