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Auto museum celebrates The Pickup Truck Exhibit with a family-friendly tailgate party
Auto museum celebrates The Pickup Truck Exhibit with a family-friendly tailgate party

Fun for the whole family…it’s time to celebrate The Pickup Truck exhibit at the California Automobile Museum with a themed “tailgate party” on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guests are invited to come dressed in their best flannels (or other pickup truck-inspired outfits) and enjoy food and ice cream (served in little paper trucks) that will be available for purchase along with free interactive activities for kids such as a “selfie station” with costumes and props. For the special tailgate event, the hood of some of the trucks will be open and special photo opportunities will be set up with the pickups. Museum visitors will also enjoy talking one-on-one with the owners of some of the pickup trucks on display.

A sampling of the pickup trucks in the exhibit includes a 1925 Dodge (from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife), 1931 Model A (the first mass produced pickup truck that was widely available), a 1951 GMC (a hugely iconic working truck), a 1957 Chevy Cameo (that is considered a “game changer” given its body style design similar to that of a Corvette), a 1974 Toyota Hilux (also pivotal but as a small and fuel efficient import), and a 2016 Ford F150 (with its modern technology, aluminum body and energy efficient engine).

The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday exhibit will remain on display at the California Automobile Museum through September 11, 2016.  For more information, please call 916-442-6802 or visit  www.calautomuseum.org