California Automobile Museum’s British Invasion


MORNING. THE END OF SUMMER IS APPROACHING BUT IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SEE SOME HOT CARS. THE CALIFORNIA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM HAS A BRITISH INVASION EXHIBIT THAT SHOWS OFF SOME SWEET RIDES FROM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. OUR MUSEUM CURATOR JOINS US LIVE TO TELL US MORE. THESE ARE COOL. THANK YOU. THEY ARE REALLY FUN CARS. HOW MANY CARS ARE IN THE EXHIBIT AND CAN WE SEE SOME OF THEM? THERE IS 18 CARS AND SEVEN MOTORCYCLES. ALL OF THEM ARE BRITISH AND ALMOST ALL OF THEM WERE ORIGINALLY IMPORTANT FROM BRITAIN. WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT HERE? THIS IS AN MG MAGNA. MG’S ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR SPORTY LITTLE SPORT CARS. ONE THING WE WANT TO DO AT THIS EXHIBIT IS SHOW UP THE DIVERSITY OF REDDISH AUTOMOBILES. IT IS NOT JUST A SPORTS CAR OR A JAGUAR. WE DO HAVE THOSE TOO BUT WE WANTED TO SHOW THE OTHER TYPES OF AUTOMOBILES. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THE MGS WERE TINY LITTLE CONVERTIBLE THINGS. IS THERE ANYWAY WE CAN TAKE A PEEK INSIDE? YEAH. THERE IS A DEFINITELY. THIS IS THE MG MAGNA. YOU CAN COME IN HERE AND SEE THIS. THE OWNER HAS RESTORED THIS ONE IMMACULATELY. IF YOU LOOK REALLY CLOSELY, THERE IS A MODERN STEREO SYSTEM IN THIS ONE TOO. WHAT A GREAT TOUCH. WITH THE VEHICLE AS GORGEOUS AS IT IS, HOW MUCH WOULD THIS COST IF SOMEONE JUST DECIDED THEY WANTED ONE OF THESE CARS? IT REALLY DEPENDS. THERE ARE THINGS LIKE THE MORRIS MINOR WHICH IS THE CAR I WOULD WANT TO BUY. THAT WOULD ONLY BE ABOUT $10,000 IF HE WANTED TO BUY ONE TODAY. THERE IS OTHER ONES THAT WOULD COST TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS POTENTIALLY. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIGURE THAT ONE OUT FOR YOURSELF. FIND THE FANCIEST CAR IN HERE AND THAT IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. IT IS A GAME NOW. THAT ONE RIGHT THERE WITH THE SILVER AND BLACK? IN THE BACK, YOU CAN SEE OUR BENTLEY AND OUR JAGUAR SALOON. THE E TYPE IS AN INFAMOUS CAR. AND WE CAN SEE A MOTORCYCLE THERE. HOW LONG IS THIS EXHIBIT GOING ON? WE HAVE OUR LAUNCH PARTY TONIGHT AND IT OPENS TOMORROW. IT WILL RUN ALL THE WAY UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY. PRETTY COOL. I KNOW YOU GOT TO TAKE US INSIDE THIS MORNING BUT WILL PEOPLE ACTUALLY GET TO DO THAT IF THEY GO VISIT? GO INSIDE OF A CAR? UNFORTUNATELY, NOT. THESE ARE ALL ON PRIVATE LOAN TO US SO YOU GUYS GET THE EXTRA SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK. THANK YOU FOR THE TOUR THIS MORNING.