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Automobile Museum is Really Truckin’ Now with an Evolution of the Pickup Truck Exhibit
Automobile Museum is Really Truckin’ Now with an Evolution of the Pickup Truck Exhibit

The California Automobile Museum is proud to debut an all-new exhibit titled The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday exhibit starting on Saturday, April 23, 2016. With 12 trucks on display spanning time periods from 1935 to present, the focus of the exhibit is to demonstrate the evolution of the iconic pickup truck from an everyday work,

A sampling of the pickup trucks on display include a 1925 Dodge (from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife), 1931 Model A (the first mass produced pickup truck that was widely available), a 1951 GMC and a 1956 Ford F100 (two of the most iconic working trucks ever), a 1957 Chevy Cameo (that is considered a “game changer” given its body style design similar to that of a Corvette), a 1974 Hilux (also pivotal but as a small and fuel efficient import), and a Modern Ford F150 (with its modern technology, aluminum body and energy efficient engine).

In addition to the pickup trucks on display, the exhibit will include storyboards that highlight the origin of the trucks and societal influencers during the various time periods.  Plus, Museum guests can participate in interactive elements such as “selfie stations” (where visitors dress in period attire the replicates the uses of the truck) and a matching game (where guests match an animal with the load capacity of the truck).

The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday exhibit will be on display at the California Automobile Museum through September 11, 2016. Museum admission is $9 for adults, $8 for vintage (ages 65+), $5 students (ages 5-18) and FREE for children under 5 years.  For more information, please call 916-442-6802 or visit  www.calautomuseum.org

About California Automobile Museum

Since opening in 1987, the California Automobile Museum tells the story of over 130 years of automotive culture and history. Exhibiting makes and models of all kinds, the Museum strives to preserve, exhibit, teach and tell the stories of the automobile and its influence on our lives. For more, visit www.calautomuseum.org or call 916-442-6802.