The hall of fame’s 2008 inductees are Art Arfons, Robert “Red” Byron, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, Frank Kurtis, Everett “Cotton” Owens, and Ralph Seagraves. Open daily in the summer and on Sundays during the winter (check website for hours). BARBER VINTAGE MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM: Home to the world’s best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars and the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other significant makes. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world. USA: The visitor center at the German automaker’s only American plant tells the history of Daimler-Benz.
org/HAYS ANTIQUE TRUCK MUSEUM: Founded in 1982 by A. Hays, a leading figure in the California trucking industry, this museum has one of the largest collections of antique trucks in the country, if not the world, with more than 100 models from 94 manufacturers on display.
Petersen, the founder of Petersen Publishing and its flagship Motor Trend magazine, and his wife, Margie, were founding benefactors of this well-known museum.
DIEGO AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM: Changing exhibits examine the history of the auto industry from classics to concepts.
THE NETHERCUTT COLLECTION: This collection was begun by J. Nethercutt, the co-founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics.
Its exhibits and dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles covering four floors.