Nethercutt Museum and Collection – LA Automobile Gem

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Located just north of Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Gabriel Moutains in Sylmar California is the  Nethercutt Museum and Collection.   A must see for “Ryde Guys”. Check it out at nethercuttcollection.org. before heading out.

Excerpt from nethercuttcollection website:

The Nethercutt Collection features rare collectibles ranging from mechanical musical instruments and antique furniture to the true heart of the collection: over 250 American and European automobiles dating from 1898 to 1997. 

Founder J.B. Nethercutt spent a lifetime establishing this collection of historic importance. Unique to automobile museums, each car on display is attentively serviced and maintained to remain as drivable as when the vehicle originally rolled off the showroom floor. On view are various Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winners and cars once owned by movie stars, royalty and other notable personalities.

The entire collection is housed in two beautifully appointed exhibit facilities located just north of Los Angeles. Housed in the Museum is the Nethercutt Automotive Research Library and Archives , one of the world’s top automotive research facilities. Just steps outside the Museum are a resplendently restored steam locomotive and railcar.

Opened in 1971, The Nethercutt Collection is a not-for-profit educational institution and a resource for automobile enthusiasts, historians, students and scholars. It is open to the public at no charge.

I spent my birthday walking the car collection and automotive collectibles with my good friend Roger Berry from St Pete. The collection was well worth seeing. A bit disappointing was that we need to make reservations for the remainder of the collection across the street. Something to check into before visiting

Some of my favorites:

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1937 Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson Locomotive #2839 was built by Montreal Locomotive Works and is resplendent in its Royal maroon, gold leaf, gloss black and brushed stainless steel livery, is a testament to the grand era of steam locomotive engineering. The Hudson type is a 4-6-4 wheel arrangement and was a high-speed passenger locomotive with a top speed of 90 mph.

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