Lately rain has been drenching California. With the soaking it’s natural to want to discover dry places that offer kids and adults alike a respite from huddling in at home. Life-size Matchbox cars to the rescue. The roadside relics and classic designs on display at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum make it car heaven for automotive enthusiasts of any age.

 

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Hello, My Pretty – A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I

 

The museum is less than an hour from San Francisco and San Jose making it an easy afternoon escape from Silicon Valley.

 

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Sharknado – A Radically Designed 1953 Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 7

 

Inside there are roughly 53 historically significant cars ranging from the 1920s through the 1960s.

 

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A Striking Salmon 1954 Ferrari 375 MM

 

You’ll spy classic, sports and styling vehicles ranging from Rolls Royces and Packards to Ferraris and Alfa Romeos.

 

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A 1938 Packard Model 1608 Torpedo-Cabriolet

 

The museum is beautifully laid out and the lighting makes each paint job shimmer.

 

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Blackhawk Automotive Museum is a Car Lover’s Dream Lair

 

With cars on display in loads color combinations, everyone is sure to find something that strikes their fancy.

 

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I’ll Take One Blue One, a Red One and…

 

There’s even a working replica of the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen on the show floor.

 

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This is What the First Commercially Available Vehicle Ever Offered Looked Like

 

Docent-led tours begin at 2:00pm every weekend. The tour lasts about an hour and the price is included with your ticket.

 

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Can I Bring the Ferrari Home Please?

 

The museum also conducts a Cars & Coffee event in its parking lots on the first Sunday of every month rain or shine. It runs from 8:00am until 10:00am and car enthusiasts who share their classic cars, hot rods, sports cars and exotics with the crowd earn two complimentary tickets to the museum.

 

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Classics Make a Comeback in Danville – A 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury

 

Blackhawk Automotive Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, California 94506
Hours: Wednesday Through Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: $15 for adults and $10 for students (valid ID required), seniors (65 or older) and for military veterans. Free admission for kids under six (with a paying adult admission) and active military.
Phone: (925) 736-2280
Email: museum@blackhawkmuseum.org