Text and Photos by Lilly Fuentes-Joy
I love classic American cars!
This past year I have been shooting
at classic car shows throughout Northern California and I’ve seen some vintage beauties. If you want to see these treasures in the flesh, check out the California Automobile Museum, whose collection includes American automobiles from the late 1890s through the 1980s. There are 250 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, hot rods, turn-of-the-century bicycles, Studebaker wheel barrels and the car that belonged to Henry Ford’s wife.
One standout is the shapely and golden Marquis. Another, and one of the most innovative, is the 1971 Star Streak Motorhome built out of a 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado. It’s huge and the aluminum frame was built with anodized aluminum panels for the outer skin, which requires no paint.
The current exhibit, Wundercars, features German automobiles. These classic Euro beauties featured at the California Automobile
Museum are a timeless showcase of engineering, manufacturing,
and design innovations.