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October 12, 2011
German style and engineering on display at auto museum

Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche would have been proud, seeing as how he was so instrumental in pioneering and refining German cars, on and off the racetrack.

Now you can see some of the labors of his love at the "Wundercars" exhibit at the California Automobile Museum, showing the "dynamic history" of four German marques.

On display now through Nov. 27 are 15 Porsches (1955 to 2003), to be followed Nov. 28-Jan. 21 by 12 BMWs (1928 to 2001). Next will be 12 Mercedes-Benzes (1886-2003), Jan. 23 to March 18, and then 12 Volkswagens (1944-2001), March 19 to May 12.

The museum houses more than 150 cars in its permanent collection, including a 1913 Rauch & Lang electric car, a 1940 Lincoln Town Car, a 1966 427 Shelby Cobra, and a 2002 NASCAR race car.

The museum is at 2200 Front St., on the outskirts of Old Sacramento. Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 children, free for 4 and younger; open daily. For more information (including exhibits): (916) 442-6802,

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