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.