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 [email protected].

ACM Book Club

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

ACM Virtual Book Club – Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans | Tuesday, November 14 | 6 pm – 7  pm

We are thrilled to invite you to the next meeting of our ACM Book Club! This quarter, we’ll be driving into the exhilarating world of motorsport history with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Baime’s gripping book, “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.” Baime’s novel has been critically acclaimed, receiving the Ken Purdy Award for best writing in the automotive space by the International Motor Press Association, as well as being adapted into the 2019 hit film Ford v. Ferrari.

Prepare to be transported to the golden era of racing, as A.J. Baime’s masterful storytelling takes us back to the 1960s when the legendary rivalry between Ford and Ferrari ignited the tracks of Le Mans. The pages of “Go Like Hell” are filled with high-stakes drama, fierce competition, and the indomitable spirit of innovation.

Guests are encouraged to engage in a lively and thoughtful conversation with the author during our virtual discussion. The discussion and Q & A will take place on Zoom, November 14th at 6pm.


ACM Book Club – The Dealer | Saturday, February 24 | 11 am – 12  pm

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 [email protected] and we can discuss scheduling.