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-The California Automobile Museum's newest exhibit will feature cars that were created in California but have been celebrated in movies, songs and popular culture across the country and around the world for a half-century.

The exhibit, Drive Fast, Take Chances: Birth of the Hot Rod is sponsored by So-Cal Speed Shop, Sacramento and runs April 10 through July 5. It explores the hot rod culture that grew out of the dry lakebeds of California in the post-World War II years and ultimately spread to drag strips and back roads, as well as burger drive-ins and street cruises, such as the...

See the incredible role the automobile played in shaping how we play in a new exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, in downtown Reno starting April 20, 2010.

The new Masterpiece Exhibit, "Motoring Tourist: National Parks Adventure" will allow Museum visitors to see the role the 1910s automobile-loving public played in the creation of a National Park-to-Park Highway.

New National Playgrounds

During the early part of the 20th century, fabulous National Parks with romantic vistas, extraordinary waterfalls, gigantic trees, and amazing fishing...

Hans Ledwinka, from Austria, has been considered as one of Europe's most distinguished automobile designers. Over the years his name became a synonym for pioneer, researcher and visionary.

He developed a lot of various Tatra cars and was one of the true fathers of the Volkswagen Beetle.

This travelling show by the Tatra Museum in Koprivnice shows the life and work of this genius.

The exhibition closes in May, 2010.

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  • If you are in Czech Republic, the Tatra Museum in Koprivnice is well worth a visit. Though it lies almost 400 km from Prague and part of the route is not on highway, but this collection which includes everything from a 1896 horseless carriage through a motorized sleigh and aerodynamic Tatra cars from the 1930s to trucks from the 1970s. And then there's the depot, which is not open to the public but it is also full of interesting gems...

    This year, the Tatra Museum hosts a special exhibitions, shows the history of the famous Sodomka coachbuilding company and its connection to Tatra...

    The August Horch Museum in Zwickau, Germany shows nine different vehicles, made by the former Auto Union group.

    This exhibition is about the 2nd phase of the Auto Union history. Set up in the early 1930s and comprising DKW, Audi, Horch and Wanderer Auto Union thrived before the 2nd World War.

    But Auto Union found itself wiped out by the war: in 1945 all of its plants lied in a Soviet-controlled zone, so the company had to restart almost from scratch. A new factory was set up in Düsselddorf in 1949. In the 1950s two brand names: DKW and Auto Union were used. In 1958 Daimler-...

    The Mullin Automotive Museum, a facility that will pay homage to the art deco and machine age design eras (1918-1941) that produced exquisite art and magnificent automobiles, will officially open its doors for the first time in the beach community of Oxnard, Calif., Spring 2010.

    The dramatic facility will be a three-dimensional celebration of the pre-World War II Belgian/French decorative arts movement, long described as Art Deco. Sharing the more than 50-thousand square-feet of exhibit space will be one of the finest collections of coach-built automobiles, furniture and art from...

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