By Deb Flomberg
Car lovers rejoice and plan a trip to visit the Marconi Automotive Museum. This impressive collection is sure to wow any fan of cars as they tour the huge array of rare and exciting automobiles. It is a fantastic way to spend a day with your kids, heading out for your own mini road trip, as you prepare to visit this fun little museum.
The Marconi Automotive Museum is located southeast of Los Angeles, so you can enjoy your own drive on the way. Once you arrive you will be amazed at this collection. Since 1994, founder Dick Marconi has displayed his collection of many very rare cars. You’ll see the sapphire blue FX Ferrari, a Jaguar XJ220, as well as an actual Foxfire firetruck, the oldest of its kind.
The Marconi Automotive Museum specializes in the history of racing and has a huge variety of racing cars and memorabilia. So be sure to call ahead to schedule your tour so you can wander the four different museum rooms, the race shop and the slot car race track. If you or anyone in your family is a fan of racing, then this is certainly a museum that you must visit.
In addition to this museum being a great place to learn about so many historic cars, it is also a great place to support an important non-profit. Owner Dick Marconi is also the founder of the Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids, with a goal of raising an annual one million dollars for a lot of different at-risk children’s charities. The revenue rasied from this museum goes to support that noble goal.
To make a short afternoon of it, and head out in your own fabulous car to visit the Marconi Museum. Take your C250 Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino to get there, so you can arrive in total elegance and style. After all, you are visiting an automotive museum, shouldn’t you arrive in your own automotive style? Plus you get to enjoy a fabulous ride, the kind that only a Mercedes-Benz can offer.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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