Past Exhibits & Events

Pickups & Station Wagons Show

January 18 - March 30, 2014

Special Event: Sunday, February 16, 2014

We had a HUGE turnout. Thank you to all who came down to enjoy the day with us! Thanks to all the wonderful vendors and the car collecting bunch who brought their vintage pickup trucks & station wagons. We had a great time throwing the Pickups & Station Wagons parking lot party and Vintage Flea Market. A big thank you to The Underground Gourmet Food Truck who served mouth watering gourmet burgers, savory tacos and delectable sandwiches all day. And a special thank you to our exhibit and event sponsor, Santa Paula Chevrolet.

My Generation Corvette Exhibit

November 2013 - December 2013

The Murphy Auto Museum currently has three generations of Corvettes on exhibit inside the Museum.

Vehicles on display include:

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 1986 Chevrolet Corvette.

Vintage Trailer Show

Open House Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thank you to all who made it out to our first Vintage Trailer Show. It was a huge success! Look for our next show Glamping & Vintage Trailer Show June 28, 2014.

The Murphy Auto Museum will be showcasing a collection of privately owned vintage travel trailers and the public is invited to attend the Open House! Trailers will be open for viewing one day only on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 till 3:00 pm. Come out and see Shastas, Airstreams, Rangers, Fireballs, Cardinals, Silver Streaks and many others. The owners of the trailers will be giving you tours of their rigs, complete with period correct accessories and in some cases, the vintage cars that pull them. Come out and see the only show like this in Ventura County this year! Parking is free and a small donation fee gets you in to see the trailers and the cars inside the museum.

All Generations Corvette Show

Sunday May 6, 2012

corvette show

California Car Covers provided a Golden Shine Car Care Kit for a prize. We are proud to have the support of both the Ventura Corvette Club and Red Line Corvettes. These fine clubs have agreed to display over two dozen of their Corvettes, spanning all six generations. Additionally, The Murphy Auto Museum currently has three generations of Corvettes on exhibit inside the Museum.

Travel on 2 Wheels: Scooters and Early American Motorcycles Exhibit

April 23 - May 28, 2011

Exhibits from the collections of : Todd Huber, Skate Lab, Simi Valley CA; David Hansen, The Shop, Ventura CA; Daniel Schonewald, Camarillo, CA. As gas prices do go up, maybe we'll ride scooters again. They can go a 100 miles with a gallon of gas. The Murphy Auto Museum is displaying several scooters. Fans of old V-twin Iron will be interested to see several motorcycles from The Shop's collection. If you have been watching the TV show American Pickers, these are the bikes they would dream of finding. These are an Excelsior, Thor, Pope, and a red Indian. We even borrowed an engine cut-away that shows the inner workings of an engine.

Motorcycles on display include:

Vespa SS90, Swiss Army motorcycle, Condor 580-I  Painted by "Von Dutch", 1918 Pope motorcycle, Excelsior, Thor Motorcycle, 1926 Indian Scout, Rudge speedway racer, Bultaco dirt bike

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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