Adult Programs

2021/22 If Cars Could Talk Series: If Alfas Could Talk

Join Guest Curator and President of the Northwest Alfa Romeo Club, Fred Russell, and the LeMay—ACM Education Department for a special If Cars Could Talk series—If Alfas Could Talk. These Saturday talks will take place at 11:30 am in the Museum and on Zoom to provide access to all interested!

The If Alfas Could Talk lecture series is FREE for ACM Members and is included with Museum admission.

Click here to see the full 2021/22 schedule.

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 education@americascarmuseum.org.

ACM Book Club

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

For our inaugural read, we’ll be discussing the life of Dewey Gatson, aka Jack de Soto, aka Rajo Jack, a West Coast outlaw racer in the 1920s. Despite being an outstanding driver and creative mechanic, he was barred from AAA sanctioned races which were strictly segregated at the time. In The Brown Bullet, journalist Bill Poehler uncovers the life of a long-forgotten trailblazer and the great lengths he took to even get on the track, showing ultimately how Rajo Jack proved to a generation that a black man could compete with some of the greatest white drivers of his era, winning some of the biggest races of the day.

We are especially excited to announce that the author, Bill Poehler, a journalist and racing enthusiast from Oregon, will be taking part in the book discussion and available to answer questions participants may have.

The discussion and Q&A will take place virtually via Zoom on November 16 at 6:00 pm. Register for free online to receive the link.

Insider Talks

As new exhibits open, join us for a special talk with the Curator of Exhibitry and other special guest speakers.

To find upcoming Insider Talks, visit the event calendar.

Cost

FREE for ACM members, included with Museum admission.