Monday, May 6, 2013

Audi Club Meet & Nethercutt Museum Tour

My first stop of the weekend was the Audi Club of North America's meet at the Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar. The Southern California Chapter of the ACNA met up for a show, museum tour, group drive and luncheon. California Car Cover donated some raffle prizes to the event, so I drove over to the show and museum tour to see some of our friends.

Audi RS5

There were plenty of Audi models on display during the show and shine. It has been a few years since I sold my last Audi, but the show gave me some ideas for whenever I get another one. Whether you were a fan of the S4 or the R8 there was plenty to check out in the morning. The club provided coffee and pastries for everyone before taking a tour of the museum.

Audi RS5 Cabriolet

The Nethercutt Museum has a great collection of vehicles, which are mostly pre-war automobiles. You can find out a lot of information on the museum, the adjacent Nethercutt Collection and the locomotives on the museum's website.
The Nethercutt Collection across the street can only be seen with a reservation for a guided tour. Hopefully, I can make arrangements to see it on my next visit. The collection houses more cars and musical instruments that have been collected over the years.

Concours winning Mercedes on display.

My favorite vehicle at the museum was the 1930 Broxton. The vehicle looks similar to any large vehicle produced during the early 30s, but the unique paint job is what makes it appealing. The stripes and wide white walls tires make it look like something you would have seen at a 60's autorama type event.

The Nethercutt Museum has a sizable collection of large cars. There are a handful of customs and hot rods, but this is definitely a destination for any fan of older Rolls-Royce, Packard, or Cadillac automobiles.

Pierce Arrow Sedan with Matching Trailer

The museum has a wall full of memorabilia, including old hood ornaments, car parts and headlights.

Check out how the headlamps were built into the fenders on this early Pierce-Arrow
The must see attractions at the Nethercutt are the locomotive and train car. The train car is a fully restored 1912 Pullman private car and once belonged to the daughter of California mining magnate Lucky Baldwin. This train car is a fine example of how wealthy people traveled the rails in the early 1900s.

The locomotive is a 1937 Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson. It has many of the original parts including the original bell, which I was allowed to ring.

In case you do not follow California Car Cover on Instagram, here are some examples of the photos I posted on Saturday morning.

Check back later on this week, as I will be posting new images daily from all the car shows from this past weekend. Tomorrow there will be photos from the Vista Ford Mustang Show and Super Car Sunday in Woodland Hills.

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