Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro? Yeah, this won’t cause a HUGE debate…

It’s a rivalry nearly 50 years old… The Ford Mustang versus the Chevrolet Camaro. Both have found success on the race tracks and drag strips. Both have been the envy of teens everywhere and the pace cars of our most beloved auto racing events. Some of us have a soft spot for both iconic brands, but some of you are a little more extreme… In fact, for some of you, this is a war for superiority.

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Like gluttons for punishment, Sacramento’s California Automobile Museum thought they’d pull together a collection of beautiful and noteworthy Camaros and Mustangs and ask you to pick sides while the exhibit ran from June to October. We just happened to stop by right in the middle of the exhibit, and although there were plenty of stories of each car’s dominance, thankfully, there were no real-life fist-fights happening in the museum.

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Well, it’s been a few months since the exhibit, but we have to ask… Which car do you side with?

We can tell you how the people voted on the exhibit… Sorry Mustang folks, in the end, the Camaro was crowned king!

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Regardless of your feelings on Camaros and Mustangs, the California Automobile Museum is a Sacramento treasure chest for gearheads. Featuring everything from early pre-war vehicles all the way up to the supercars of the 1980s and even cars of today, there’s not a style or taste not represented in the museum.

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Some of our favorites where, of course, vintage race cars and even some bizarre celebrity-owned cars like Ricky Nelson’s Mustang.

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California Automobile Museum: More than just a museum

Along with the huge collection of vehicles, the museum also does a tremendous amount for the automotive hobby and their very own community. Just this past November the California Automobile Museum hosted “An Evening with Lyn St. James,” one of the most legendary women in the history of motorsports. The reason for the event?

Funds raised from the event support exhibits and education programs that serve more than 60,000 people each year. For more than a decade, our annual event has helped the Museum connect people with cars, ideas, each other, and the world around them. The Bid for a Cause segment of the fundraiser involves interactive simulators for drunk driving and cell phone use to highlight the importance of safe driving. This is especially targeted for our community’s young drivers who are at great risk.  As more school groups surrounding the Sacramento area visit our museum, this could become a very sought after educational tool for our area’s educators serving their youth.

It’s this attitude of service that sets the California Automobile Museum apart from other museums simply displaying collections of cars.

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If you’re headed to Sacramento, check the California Automobile Museum’s website and Facebook page for current exhibits and special events. For only $8 admission, you won’t be disappointed.