Mullin Automotive Museum

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Mullin Automotive Museum
Mullin Automotive Museum
The museum's Hispano-Suiza type H6 C
Mullin Automotive Museum is located in California
Mullin Automotive Museum
Location within California
Established2010 (2010)
Location
  • 1421 Emerson Avenue
  • Oxnard, CA 93033
  • US
Coordinates34°10′58.8″N 119°09′48.8″W / 34.183000°N 119.163556°W / 34.183000; -119.163556Coordinates: 34°10′58.8″N 119°09′48.8″W / 34.183000°N 119.163556°W / 34.183000; -119.163556
TypeAutomobile museum
ArchitectDavid Randall Hertz
WebsiteMullin Automotive Museum

The Mullin Automotive Museum is a privately owned automobile museum in Oxnard, California, US. Established in 2010, it displays the personal car collection of businessman and philanthropist Peter W. Mullin.[1][2] The museum has a large collection of vintage Bugattis, and many of the cars are fully restored and able to be driven.[3]

The museum is housed in the building formerly occupied by the Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife.[2] The 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) building was remodeled to be more energy efficient by American architect David Randall Hertz, making use of solar panels and reflective roofing to reduce heat, yet incorporating elements that retain the Art Deco style and motifs in order to match the era of the cars, many of which were made by French manufacturers in the 1920s and 1930s.[4]

Although it is primarily known for its selection of classic French automobiles and grand prix race cars, the Mullin also houses a collection of Art-Deco furniture and contemporary paintings and sculpture.[5]

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  1. ^ Berthon 2010.
  2. ^ a b Weber 2014.
  3. ^ Goldman, Edward (December 17, 2013). "'Hot' and 'Cool' Reasons to Go to Oxnard and Laguna". KCRW. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Weston, Jay (July 7, 2010). "New Mullin Automotive Museum Features Many Rare Cars". The Huffington Post, Los Angeles. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Mullin Automotive Museum. "Mullin Automotive Museum Lends Prized California Artwork to Carnegie Art Museum for New Exhibit," Press release, June 16, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2019.

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