#242, Sacramento collector talks California Automobile Museum

Michael James

California Automobile Museum

David Felderstein is a passionate collector of vintage automobiles and he shares his interests with friends and neighbors in East Sacramento and at the California Automobile Museum.

Felderstein is the Exhibits Committee Chair and Board Secretary for museum, which opened in 1987 as the Towe Ford Museum. It was renamed the Towe Auto Museum 1997 and has has held it current name for nearly 15 years.

The California Automobile Museum has a varied selection of vintage cars and trucks.
The California Automobile Museum has a varied selection of vintage cars and trucks. Images courtesy of Gabriel Ionica.

Felderstein is my guest this week on The Weekly Driver Podcast. While co-host Bruce Aldrich remains on assignment, I talk with Felderstein about his varied collection of vehicles and about the museum.

The museum’s largest event of the year, the California CruiseFeast, will be held Oct. 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Proceeds of the event benefit the California Vehicle Foundation – a 501c3 charitable organization.

With several prominent streets closed, hundreds of cars of all makes and models and thousands of spectators will take in the varied history of the automobile. Food trucks, music and beer garden are all included in the 11th annual event.

Besides its collection of vehicles, the California Automobile Museum as has vehicles for sale.
Besides its collection of vehicles, the California Automobile Museum has vehicles for sale.

Felderstein, who rotates through his collection of vintage cars to complement his daily drivers, discusses his interest in mechanics, the history of cars and his work at the California Automobile Museum.

Please join me for a varied episode about Sacramento’s enduring automobile museum.

For more information Sacramento CruiseFest, the museum’s exhibits and community events, visit: www.CalAutoMuseum.org.

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Article Last Updated: September 30, 2022.

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