Adult Programs

2022/23 If Cars Could Talk Series

The If Cars Could Talk lecture series is FREE for ACM Members and is included with Museum admission. These Saturday talks will take place at 11:30 am at the Museum and on Zoom to provide access to all interested! Specific information can be found on our events page on our website.

Car Club Spotlight

In partnership with local car clubs, ACM is excited to present Car Club Spotlight Workshops & Talks! These events, held in the Banquet Room, have the capacity for 200 attendees and include both car club members and museum visitors interested in the topic. Audiovisual tools including speaker, microphone, projector, and Zoom access to provide hybrid access to the talk. Discounted block tickets are available and car club members are encouraged to bring their cars and park on the plaza!

Topic Categories for Car Club Workshops & Talks:

  • Heritage of automobiles, driving, road trips
  • Car restoration tips and tricks
  • Marque-specific racing, manufacturing, or design history
  • Technical knowledge or skills related to car restoration, maintenance, driving
Please complete this short application with your club’s proposed talk and contact information.

A member of our education team will reach out to schedule within two weeks. We try to schedule Car Club Spotlight Workshops & Talks 3-6 months in advance. If you have any questions, please contact

ACM Book Club

Each quarter, we will select a book to read and discuss related to cars, driving, racing, and other related topics.

Author and Ferrari enthusiast Jim Ciardella joins the Museum to discuss his fascinating book, The Dealer, and to share the true story of how Ferrari of Los Gatos helped shape the classic car market. Hear the story of how one dealership fueled the rise of the iconic Italian sports car in the U.S. market on its way to becoming the number one Ferrari dealer in North America.

We are especially excited to announce that the author, Jim Ciardella, will be joining us for our discussion and will be signing hardcover versions of his book.

Proceeds from Jim’s book go to charity! for every book you purchase, $1 will be donated to the Driven Project, a non-profit organization that provides ‘Supercar Therapy’ for kids battling heavy life challenges. The organization’s mission is to give kids a once in a lifetime moment that they will cherish forever.


Do you have an idea for engaging programming at ACM? Please–let us know! Reach out to and we can discuss scheduling.