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Mullin Automotive Museum

Southern California has no shortage of great car places. Hot rod shops, cruise-in places, historic custom car builders, collectors and of course the best of car museums. It is all but impossible to pick the best one. On a recent trip to the Golden State we had the very rare opportunity to visit the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard. It is only open to the pubic one day a month, requires reservations and only allows a maximum of 500 people per day. I have been looking for an opportunity to visit for years but my schedule never jived with the Museum’s until recently.

If you only like hot rods, customs and muscle cars then don’t waste your time. However, if you are a true car guy or gal you will be in a Car Guy Disneyland! The entire museum is finished to a very high level and features only vehicles, art and furniture from the Art Deco period. The artwork and furniture are simply support accents for the vehicles. That is really a mis-statement because every vehicle in the museum is a piece of artwork. Katrina and I have always loved the Art Deco French Curve cars but seeing one in person is about as common as seeing a nude snap shot of Marilyn Monroe in your family photo album. Now imagine an entire museum dedicated to these cars!

Today, we are only going to give you the most brief of overviews of what we saw but over the next several weeks and months we will add more photos and details about some of our favorites in the Mullin Automotive Museum. As you view these images realize that this is only a small portion of the entire collection and realize that most of these cars sell for multiple millions of dollars each. Some are in excellent original condition, some are not and many are 100 point concours winning restorations.

Here are some of our pics, we will bring you more with details in the future.

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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