Unique 'Sports Cars at the Museum' Father's Day Car Show
June 8, 2019
The “Sports Cars at the Museum Car Show” is unique in the valley with its focus on sports cars, ranging from MGs and rare British cars to Corvettes, Porsches, Mustangs and Ferraris. The show will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, at the Kern County Museum and the organizers say it’s guaranteed to be nice weather.
Registration for entrants begins at 10 a.m., with show and museum grounds open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Entry fee is $30 and the first 100 entrants get a goody-filled souvenir bag, special event poster and dash plaque. Admission to the museum, a Father’s Day special is just $5 for adults and free for children under 12.
This show features something for everyone. In addition to a large and varied assortment of rarely seen cars (no hot rods or muscle cars here, but some race cars and rare exotics will be on display), there will be an assortment of interesting vendors and local favorite, Chuy’s, will be on hand with your favorite foods.
The Kern County Museum is arguably the best museum of its type in the state or possibly anywhere in the west. Encompassing 16-acres in North Bakersfield, on property that once was the Kern County Fairgrounds, the museum has over 60 historic structures and exhibits depicting the history and culture of Kern County, California and the West. There’s an early auto racing connection to the museum; Barney Oldfield set a world speed record on the mile dirt racetrack at the fairgrounds in 1913.
The “Sports Cars at the Museum Car Show” is a function of the nonprofit Racing History Project (www.racinghistoryproject.com) and is supported by the Bakersfield British Car Club, Corvette, Porsche and Mustang clubs and is an associate member of the Bakersfield Car Club Council, a group of over 130 car clubs in the area. Proceeds from the show benefit the Kern County Museum.