California Automotive Museum to Offer Model T & Muscle Car Classes

May 10, 2011

The California Automobile Museum will host three workshops designed to teach both teens and adults about building and maintaining classic cars.

The first workshop, Auto 101, will take place this Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Sacramento, California-based museum. The three-hour workshop is designed for students ages 14-16 and an adult buddy. The workshop will include an audio/visual presentation and hands-on demonstrations that will focus on automotive safety, basic maintenance and simple repairs. The class is $25 per child/adult pair, $20 per pair for museum members. This workshop meets auto-related patch/badge requirements for Boy Scouts (ages 14 and older) and Junior Girl Scouts, according to the museum.

The following week, the museum will host a class on Model T Basics that will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The class will review Model T construction, nomenclature, operation and basic maintenance. Each student will have the opportunity to drive a Model T. A current driver’s license is required. The workshop is $85 per person, $75 for museum members.

On Saturday, June 11, the museum will present its Muscle Car Tune Up Class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The class will go over topics such as muscle car cranking systems, engines and ignitions, base timing and fuel system performance. Parts resources and methods for increasing power on a muscle car will also be discussed. Students are encouraged to bring their muscle car to class so they can perform the tune-up tests and adjustments directly on their vehicle. The cost of this class is $85 per person, $75 per person for museum members. The price for the Model T and Muscle Car classes includes lunch.

All classes include admission to the museum. Reservations are required to attend all classes.

For more information on all of the California Automobile Museum’s classes or to enroll in a class, click here.