National Parks 100th Anniversary ~ Hidden Gems

The National Parks are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. The National Park System protect some of the most special places in the United States and each one is a treasure.

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Marconi Automotive Museum, Orange County California

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Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a fun holiday season!

During the holidays, we set out to discover a few treasures in our own backyard which is always fun.  What we discovered is the Marconi Automotive Museum tucked into a commercial, industrial area in Tustin, California.

If you love cars or know someone who does, this museum is a must do.

Dick Marconi moved to California in the mid 1990’s with a young family and very few dollars to his name.  He built a company and over the years collected over 75 cars.  He also raced cars and participated in several racing circuits.  He has raced in the Long Beach Grand Prix and Marconi Racing was well known in the vintage car racing circles.

The cars you will discover in the museum range from American muscle cars, high performance cars such as Lamborghini’s, Porsche and a nice collection of Ferrari’s.  You will get up close to the 1989 Oscar De La Hoya custom Chevy in the museum along with a few other treasures, I will keep quiet and let you find them when you visit.

Along a few walls they showcase a Ducati motorcycle collection, the smell of cars fills the building and it is such a cool place to wander, photograph and explore.

The parking is easy with plenty of spots in a private lot for the museum.  Check the website for the hours as they do host private events in the museum and will close it for the event.

http://marconimuseum.org/

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Have fun and enjoy,
Terri