EXTRA! Batmobile and Munster Koach to arrive at THE MURPHY MUSEUM!

This just in, guys! After this Sunday’s WHEELS AND WAVES, a group of us (and anyone who wants to join in) will be leaving Malibu right at 9am and heading to Oxnard’s MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM. On display starting Friday will be George Barris’ original 1966 BATMOBILE and MUNSTER KOACH!

I will be up there on Friday and Saturday as well (Press Release at the bottom of this post), but anyone coming to WHEELS AND WAVES this Sunday September 17th, I want you to caravan with us up to the Murphy to see these cars in person!

I was very fortunate to interview my good friend George before he passed on and you can also watch the episode below, but if you haven’t seen these cars, now’s your chance. JOIN US!

*** MEDIA ALERT — Exclusive preview day!

Murphy Auto Museum rolls out red carpet for two Hollywood star cars, original 1966 Batmobile and Munster Koach, Sept. 15

(OXNARD, Calif.) – Two legendary Hollywood movie and television cars built by the late George Barris, “King of the Kustomizers,” will arrive at the Murphy Auto Museum at approximately 11:00 am on Sept. 15 for an exclusive media preview ahead of weekend events.

The cars, both cultural icons with fame that spans multiple generations, will be accompanied by Barris’ daughter, Joji A. Barris-Paster. They will remain on display inside the museum to kick off a weekend of festivities and fun for fans and the entire family.

Media is encouraged to attend for interviews, videography, news segments and photo opportunities.

WHEN:           Friday, Sept. 15

TIME:             10:00 am for media arrivals; cars scheduled to arrive approx. 11:00 a.m.  

WHERE:         Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard

WHAT:            The original 1966 Batmobile Car No. 1, and original Munster Koach built by George Barris Kustoms

WHO:              David Need, museum owner, and Joji Barris, daughter of the late George Barris

CONTACT:      David cell: 805-895-4005; museum main line: 805-487-4333

INFO:               www.murphyautomuseum.org and www.barris.com

EVENTS:

Friday, September 15 – Media Day

11:00 am – The Batmobile and Munster Koach arrive by hauler to the museum

Local media invited to interview David Neel and Joji Barris, roll video, and take photos

Saturday, September 16 – Fan and Family Day

10:00 – 12:00 – Fans and families are invited to bring their children to see the cars and have their picture taken. Superhero attire encouraged! Kids under 12 and active military are always admitted free of charge. Adults are $10.

Sunday, September 17

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Cars and coffee enthusiast gathering in the parking lot – one day only. Participants with a car on display are admitted free admission into the museum to check out the two Barris cars.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Memorial Car Rally Honoring George Barris will benefit local after school student program, Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti (DRAGG) through the Oxnard Police Department. Registration open to 50 cars only for a full day event and after-party at the museum. More information is available at http://www.murphyautomuseum.org/public-events.html#barrisrally2017 

About the Murphy Auto Museum

The Murphy Auto Museum was founded in 2000 and encompasses 30,000-sq.-ft. museum with more than 90 classic cars, a large collection of Americana, and a permanent 1,800-sq.-ft. model H/O railroad. Parking is complimentary. A nonprofit organization, it is owned and operated by Ventura County business owner and car enthusiast David Neel.

The Mission of the Murphy Auto Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the history and heritage of the American automobile. We celebrate the automobile and educate the community, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in the Tri-County area.

It is at 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 805-487-4333 or visit www.murphyautomuseum.org.

OFFICIAL! GEORGE LUCAS MUSEUM is set for L.A.’s Exposition Park!

From the Press Release…

After extensive due diligence and deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is pleased to announce plans to build the museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. We have been humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support we received from both San Francisco and Los Angeles during our selection process. Settling on a location proved to be an extremely difficult decision precisely because of the desirability of both sites and cities.

The Lucas Museum will be a barrier free museum where artificial divisions between “high” art and “popular” art are absent, allowing you to explore a wide array of compelling visual storytelling. Visitors who might be less inclined to visit a traditional fine art museum will be invited to engage with and relate to art forms they recognize and love.

One visit may change not only the way you think about museums but what you think art is. You’re already familiar with narrative art, because it’s the art that tells the stories you love. Our collection features the original, artist-made creations, from sketches to storyboards to sets and costumes from movies. And we showcase narrative art in paintings, illustrations, comic art, photography and many other media. We’re asking you to take another look at that art with us, and appreciate it for the artistry in the storytelling. We also invite you to explore the lineage of narrative art, so you can see what art inspired today’s work and artists.

What an Inspiring PETETALK @ the PETERSEN MUSEUM! – FMV511

Today’s episode of #FireballMalibuVlog! Fireball heads to Cars & Coffee at The Petersen Museum, then attends the first ever #PETETALK with guest speaker Doug Herbert of B.R.A.K.E.S.

The B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School is a free, defensive driving program. The school is designed for teenagers (aged 15-19) who already have a learner’s permit or driver’s license and have at least thirty hours of driving experience.

The Vlog Supports the AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM

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There are many great AUTOMOBILE MUSEUMS in SoCal, but the ADM is the only Museum that that takes you for a spin. Plus they have some great kids programs for SCHOOLS and amazing TOURS. Be sure to visit them in El Segundo.

The Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport St, El Segundo, CA 90245

 
WATCH ALL THE VLOGS from 1900-1960!

Our Mission: The Automobile Driving Museum exists to preserve automotive history, interpret the historical significance, educate our guests and provide them with the opportunity to take a ride in one of the museum’s historic collector vehicles.

Welcome to the Automobile Driving Museum, one of Southern California’s premier destinations for car enthusiasts! With a museum filled with a changing selection of its 130 vintage, antique, and vintage automobiles on display, museum visitors experience a wide range of vehicles from years gone by. The Museum is committed to the preservation and maintenance of these vehicles. We offer:

  • Rides in Museum cars on Sundays
  • Research Library
  • Museum Store
  • Events at the Museum

The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a unique venue for auto enthusiasts. Not only is the museum filled with over 130 vintage, antique, and muscle cars; but is also the only museum that takes you for a ride in them.

The ADM is host to many events for families as well as auto enthusiasts and is a great spot for special occasions, birthday parties, and meetings.  The museum has a large ballroom and small cafe for rent. Click here for more information.

Come take a ride you’ll never forget.

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FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 306! Fireball & Ken head to The ADM for cool cars from 1960-70. Then drive a ’69 T-Bird!! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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Inside the TOP SECRET Honda Museum – FMV305

FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 305! Fireball heads to Honda’s Top Secret AMERICAN HONDA MUSEUM in Torrance for cool Japanese classics. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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