Current Exhibit


Big American 8 Cylinder Power

October 5 - December 28, 2014

In the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s, cars were big. Really big. Dashboards were made of metal with just a few soft surfaces, engines had very large cubic inch displacements and you could fit all of your friends comfortably into the car. Everyone was happy. Soaring gas prices and government mileage regulations meant automobile designers had to design cars with fuel efficient engines and make cars lighter and smaller to remove weight. How boring.

We’re celebrating Big American 8 Cylinder Power. Come to The Murphy to view our exhibit featuring Packards, Lincolns, Chryslers and Cadillacs in GIANT proportions. We’ll give you the stats on length, weight and mpg’s which will make you feel a lot better about what you are driving, although not anywhere near as cool or fun.

Exhibit Sponsored by

The Automobile Club of Southern California

The Automobile Club of Southern California


Cars & Christmas Holiday Celebration & Food Drive

Sunday, December 14 - 12noon-4pm

Join us for a Holiday celebration at The Murphy Auto Museum on Sunday December 14th to celebrate the holidays!

Entry into the museum is only $5 this day (kids 12 and under free) when you bring at least two cans or boxed non-perishable food items. All the food will be donated to FOOD Share, Inc., established in 1983, FOOD Share is a critical member of our community in providing food and support to the hungry of Ventura County.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, plus raffles to win one of several Murphy Auto Museum Annual Memberships ($40 value), music, refreshments and good friends. This is a very worthy cause and we hope you are able to attend and support The Murphy Auto Museum and FOOD Share at this event. Plus view our current exhibit in the main showroom Big American 8 Cylinder Power, so you are not only helping feed those less fortunate, but you get to meet some wonderful people, spread some holiday cheer and see some cool vintage cars all at the same time.

• 50/50 raffle and annual membership raffle prizes

• Take your holiday family photos with the Museums decorated Holiday Trucks: A '63 Red & White Chevy Truck & '46 Green Dodge Pickup

• View our current exhibit in the main showroom Big American 8 Cylinder Power, model train and period clothing on display

• Refreshments will be served

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Hours & Suggested Donation

Year Round
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

April through December
Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
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. 

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2230 Statham Blvd. Oxnard, California 93033

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