Fantastic Fords | Special Event One Day Only: Sat., November 4, 2017 | Exhibit runs: October 8-December 30, 2017
more than 90 cars displayed from local collectors
cars from the turn of the century to present day
1,800 square feet H/O scale model railroad layout on display

Welcome to The Murphy Auto Museum

We are closed Wednesdays for maintenance.

The Murphy Auto Museum, located in Oxnard, California, is a collection of over 90 beautiful vintage automobiles and Americana housed inside a 30,000 square foot facility. Our unique collection spans from 1903 to present day.

We are also home to one of the largest H/O scale train layouts, with many scale miles of track. Enjoy watching passenger and freight trains as they wind their way through cities, towns and the countryside.

We are open on Saturdays and Sundays, January through March, from 10am-4pm and Fridays 10am-4pm April through December, or by appointment for special groups. We have exciting new exhibits planned each quarter in our main showroom and various community activities throughout the year. We hope you come visit us soon!

Memorial Car Rally Honoring George Barris

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Join us to remember the talent, the family man and our friend, George Barris, at the 2nd Annual George Barris Memorial Rally that will take its participants on a beautiful drive through Ventura County’s backcountry. Each car will have a driver and a navigator, a rally map and a poker card will be given at each checkpoint. Lunch will be served at a stopping point along the rally route, and the rally participants will end their day at a festive after rally party at the Murphy Auto Museum. Fun prizes for the best poker hands. The rally is open to the first 50 cars. Once registered, you will receive a detailed itinerary on the day’s events.

George Barris was an American designer and builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile. Learn about the amazing life and career of George Barris here.

To Register

  • Download and print the George Barris Memorial Car Rally registration form here
  • Or contribute to the rally using PayPal below (make sure to note your name and “George Barris Car Rally” in the comment section.)
  • Download and print the brochure here.

Thank you for your continuing love for George and your support of the MAM.

George Barris Memorial Rally »

Trailer Spotlight
1946 Dodge TruckTrailer Spotlight

1954 Ranger
Hille Manufacturing produced the Ranger pop up trailer in Anaheim, California from 1954 to 1956 and is considered the first modern pop up camping trailer. The company stopped production, most likely because of the trailers high price (a Ranger camper cost $1,500 new, about $13,000 today!)

This is rare trailer and only a dozen of these trailers are known to exist.

Trailer Spotlight »

Current Exhibit

"Let's Go Camping" Vintage Trailer Exhibit

Exhibit runs: June 24-September 17, 2017

Cool vintage trailers, campers and teardrops on display. Plus, these trailers are all decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia to boot.

Trailer Show»

Weekend Event & Exhibit

George Barris 1966 Batmobile & Munster Koach

Special Event One Day Only
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 10am-12noon

Mark your calendars for very special Fan & Family Day at the Murphy on Saturday, Sept 16! Bring the kids in their favorite superhero costume for a photo with these iconic cars. This special exhibition is only for a limited time! Don't miss it! Kids 12 yrs. and younger are FREE.

  • Oxnard PD DRAGG car is on display for this weekend ONLY too.
  • We are hosting Cars & Coffee 8am to 10am Sunday Sept. 17th. Drive your classic over view the Barris exhibit & DRAGG car.

Batmobile & Munster Koach special event»

Ongoing Exhibit
Andy Granatelli- 'Mister 500'

The Andy Granatelli, aka, 'Mister 500′ was a major figure in automobile racing events. This exhibit, donated by his family, has many personal objects, trophies, personal photos, racing posters and never before seen STP clothing and memorabilia on display.
Current Exhibit »

Upcoming Exhibit

Fantastic Fords

Exhibit runs: October 8-December 30, 2017

Special Event One Day Only
Saturday , November 4, 2017 | 10am-2pm

Henry Ford's Model A revolutionized the car industry and shaped the future of American society. We will have the museum packed vintage Fords for this exhibit.

Click to register to show your Ford now!»

We need docents!
Do you love cars? The Murphy Auto Museum offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our volunteers. This is the place to share your love of cars and history of the automobile with people from all over the world! Join a fun team—as a non-profit we rely on our great volunteers like you! Call (805) 487-4333 or email for more information.

Our Sponsors
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Hours & Suggested Donation

Year Round
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

April through December
Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Adults: $9 | Children 12 yrs & under: FREE
Active Military with ID or in uniform: FREE
Annual Membership: $40

Open by appointment during the week for group tours.  More »

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2230 Statham Blvd. Oxnard, California 93033

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