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'Politician and Pop Princess' appear at auto museum

Travel back to the '70s at the California Automobile Museum

The California Automobile Museum presents The Politician and the Pop Princess exhibit.

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The powder blue 1974 Plymouth Satellite used by California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown during his first two terms in office (1975-1983), has long been a star attraction at the Museum and now has been joined by a long-lost flame!

The Politician and the Pop Princess features the famous Plymouth and a 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa which was originally owned by Brown's one-time girlfriend, rock legend Linda Ronstadt.

These vehicles, and additional artifacts, pay affectionate tribute to Governor Brown and Ms. Ronstadt and will take Museum visitors back to the 1970s. The cars and artifacts tell a uniquely "California" story of romance, the media, and the intersection of politics and fame.

Also on display through July 10: American Muscle

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American Muscle celebrates Detroit’s 1960s glory days of speed, sound, and style, when lightweight, mid-sized cars with big engines tore up American roads. The exhibit captures the colorful history of the muscle car, from its origins (whether you believe that was in 1964, 1955, or even 1938) to its sudden demise in the economy-conscious 1970s.

The exhibit features the following vehicles:

  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS350
  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454
  • 1970 Plymouth Superbird
  • 1973 Dodge Charger
  • 1955 Chrysler 300B
  • 1969 AMC AMX
  • 1965 Pontiac GTO

The California Automobile Museum is located at 2200 Front St., Sacramento, CA 95818. To contact the museum, call 916-442-6802 or visit

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