Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Exhibit Runs: July 5 - September 28, 2014
Come celebrate Modernism at The Murphy Auto Museum. We’ll have historically significant cars on display from this mid century era Our beautiful, restored and factory correct Studebaker Avanti's, a few beautiful Lincoln’s from the late 1950’s, a Holiday House mobile mansion, the holy grail of contemporary design. Furniture and art will also be on display.
Hot Rod Girl - August 29, 8-10pm
Food Trucks start at 5pm
It’s summertime and you are stuck in town but you want to go out and do something fun. I know! Let’s go to Movies at The Murphy!
Grab your family, grab your girl, jump in your classic ride if you got one and cruise on down and catch Movie Night at the Murphy on select Friday nights. We’ll supply the movie in our outdoor courtyard; you supply your own chair and blanket. Donation is $10.00 for adults; kids 12 and under get in free. Come on down to see the movie, cars inside the museum and the massive train display. Something for everyone!
Hot Rod Girl, 1956
Calling all Rockabilly Rat Rodders, Pin Ups and nostalgic Hotrod Fans, this movie is for you! Hot Rod Girl is packed with wild hot rods burning up the streets and hot blooded guys on the loose showing off to eager hot rod girls.
In 1950s suburbia, thrill-seeking teens terrorize locals with old school horsepower. Start your engines! It’s a race to the finish, to see whether a city backed racetrack supervised by police will settle things down, or push the pedal to the metal. This 1956 action film stars rock ‘n’ rollers at their wildest! Frank Gorshin is Hot Rodder, Flat Top, Chuck Connors is Detective Ben Merrill and pretty Lori Nelson, is Lisa Vernon, who loves fast cars.
With an outstanding jazz-flavored score and all your favorite 50s cars, you can’t miss this classic vintage hotrod movie!
We open Fridays at 10 am. So come early or come to Cruise-In Night, 5-7pm and stay for the movie for $10. Movie night walk-ins are okey-dokey but we would appreciate a RSVP.
August 29 | 5pm-7pm
Cruise into the Murphy in your classic car or hot rod on Friday nights for a casual get together in our parking lot to kick tires with local car enthusiasts. Get in free from 5-7pm and check out the cars inside and our exhibits too! We will try to have a least one food truck whipping up some tasty eats. So come on down and spend your Fridays nights at the Murphy Auto Museum and stay for the Friday night movie for $10 per person.
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.
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