Motte Historical Car Museum | Antique and classic car enthusiast will enjoy and appreciate the historic Motte family collection of automobiles. The picturesque 9,000-square-feet barn includes historical antiques and community history. Motte Historical Museum an Antique & Classic Car Spectacular. Everyone will enjoy and appreciate the historic Motte family collection of antique automobiles. This 20 car display ranging from 1910 – 1969 is housed in a rustic 9,000 sq. ft. Barn, an attraction in its own. The museum includes antiques, community history and a cozy cinema featuring automobile-related documentaries and movies.
The odds are pretty good that you’ve not heard of the Motte Historical Car Museum in Menifee. But if you have heard of it, and been there then you’d surely agree it’s well worth the trip.
The city in Southwestern Riverside County plays host to a cozy museum with a collection of very cool classic cars. And they’re displayed in a building that, while fully restored as well, helps turn back the hands of time just like the vehicles it houses.
Who else but our own Professor, Clinton Quan, made the recent trip and shares the complete report in this iDriveSoCal Podcast. Click play below and take a look at some of the classic beauties he spotted during his trip.
Menifee’s Hidden Automotive Gem
Clinton “The Professor” Quan: They’re like, “Wow, I didn’t realize there are so many car shows and I didn’t realize that there were so many car museums.”
Tom Smith: This is the Motte Historical Museum, out in Menifee, California
Clinton Quan: There are definitely cars from the 1920s,
Tom Smith: Made me think Great Gatsby.
Tom Smith: Like, that time period, right?
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Focused on American cars crossing many generations, about two dozen vehicles in restored condition were on display. In a fun Western-style old barn with a high ceiling, the cars were well spaced and lit. Each vehicle has a placard describing the significance of its manufacturing, and the tie to the Motte family. A number of the collection’s cars and trucks took decades to restore. The labor-of-love vibe is evident in this sweet venue.