Blackhawk Museum

Pre War Classics Picnic on the Plaza

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pre War Classics on the Plaza

WHO: An event exclusively for pre-1941 Classic cars representing the best of pre-war automobiles. Limited to 40 select automobiles.

WHAT/WHERE: Tail-gate picnic is encouraged and period theme attire is welcome. Awards will be given for presentations. All cars will be staged on the Cultural Plaza and musical entertainment will be provided during the day.

WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 10 AM to 3 PM (Car Arrivals at 9 AM)

ENTRY FEE: $25 Advanced Registration (Before September 10th) $40 After

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Creating Carini's Car: From Concept to Completion
Steve Moal talks about Wayne Carini's "Moal Speedway"

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Steve Moal

It has been over a century since William Moal, a trained wheelwright, arrived in Oakland, California, from his native France and began applying his skills and talents to the emerging motor car trade. Today, a fourth generation of Moal artisans is engaged in the conceptualization, creation, fabrication and assembly of unique coachbuilt motor cars in the family’s venerable Oakland facility.

Steve Moal directs a motoring enterprise in his family’s 70 year old, 10,000 square foot garage on East 12th St. with a flair that has garnered world attention: the House of Moal is one of a handful of enterprises creating custom coachwork vehicles, rakish, high performance, one-off vehicles built for a discerning clientele that in Moal’s words "capture the essence of spirited motoring."

"Moal Speedway", a custom car designed for Wayne Carini, car enthusiast and host of Chasing Classic Cars, will be on display during the presentation. Steve will describe the process involved, from conception to completion, in making this one-of-a-kind automobile.

The presentation is free with admission to the Museum and Museum Members are free. Join the Museum today!

That Old Blackhawk Magic XIX

Friday, October 30, 2015 | 8:00pm-1:30am

That Old Blackhawk Magic

That Old Blackhawk Magic returns to the Blackhawk Museum!

The biggest Halloween Extravaganza in the Bay Area!

Blackhawk Magic has earned the reputation as the elite Halloween party destination in the Bay Area. This is one party you will definitely not want to miss! Fall down the rabbits hole in haunted haute couture style and let your inhibitions run wild at Blackhawk's 19th Annual Halloween Bash. This party is not for the timid, weak or bashful! Hide behind a masquerade or show it off for all of Blackhawk to see!

Join Bay Area Favorites DJ Amy Robbins & DJ Joey as they ensure the whole party will be dancing! Get to know our DJ's by visiting their websites at:

DJ Amy Robbins

DJ Joey

Live Music on our Mezzaine & 3rd Floor: Long Duck Dongs, 80's cover band.

Long Duck Dongs

From the mind of Award Winning Event Producer Darren Michael Presents, this years production and theme "Down The Rabbit’s Hole" will continue to elevate That Old Blackhawk Magic to a level that rivals some of the top Halloween events in the nation.

Three levels of entertainment. Complimentary Photos (link provided for viewing at event) Multiple NO HOST bars Food for sale by Scott's Seafood & Coat Check.


VIP SECTIONS: For additional information on VIP sections, email Jennifer Franklin

FACEBOOK: Darren Michael Presents

PLEASE NOTE: Food will be sold by Scott's Seafood. There is no food or beverage included in the price of admission with exception of VIP sections. There will be NO REFUNDS for tickets purchased.

Saturday Morning Speaker Series
Matt Stone
Heroes, Legends & Friends

Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 10:30am-Noon

Matt Stone

Matt Stone is a freelance journalist, author, broadcaster and former Editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine. He participated in all manner of Motor Trend activities, including road tests, special interest stories, industry news, and MT's world-recognized Car, Truck, and Sport/Utility of the Year programs. His specialties are history, design, and interview features.He has been a professional automotive journalist & photographer since 1990.

Matt enjoys anything with four wheels, though demonstrates a particular passion for sports, performance, and racing cars. He is a Chief Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a judge at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and officiates at other shows and events. He serves his profession as a past Officer and Board of Director member, Keynote Address Committee Chairman, and past-President of the Motor Press Guild (MPG) trade association.

The Museum is thrilled to have Matt Stone in for a presentation, question & answer session and a book signing. On October 10th his new book, Exotic Barnfinds will be published and there will be copies available in the Museum store and for signing.

Part of the Fall Speaker Series, this event is free with admission to the Museum. As always, Members of the Museum are Free.

Saturday Morning Speaker Series
Bill Warner
The Cars of Cuba: A Dream or a Nightmare

Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 10:30am-Noon

Bill Warner

Bill Warner has been around automobiles his whole life. As a teenager he worked at a Volkswagen dealership, was a gopher for the dealership’s racing team and became enthralled with motor racing. In 1971 he began his relationship with Road & Track magazine, which continues to this day. His award-winning photography and writing have appeared in myriad major automotive publications.

Racing, restoring and collecting cars is in Bill’s blood. He started racing cars in 1975 with "The Cannonball Run" and continues to this day in vintage racing. His passion for restoring and collecting cars is evidenced in his founding of the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 1996. Bill was recently named one of the "Top 50 Players in the Classic Car World" by Octane Magazine.

Bill will talk about the multitude of Cuban classic cars that could soon be accessible since the lifting of the American trade embargo. Will we find a treasure trove of frozen-in-time classics or have these cars evolved into something much different?

Join us for this lecture that is free with admission to the Museum. Museum Members are always Free. Join today!

David Benoit
"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
with Special Guest Jane Monheit

Sunday, December 20, 2015 | 7pm

David Benoit Concert

David Benoit's career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings. His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit's role as his musical heir.

A Charlie Brown Christmas aired for the first time in 1965 and has become a perennial holiday favorite around the world. The music from this classic holiday production is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.

Preferred Seating $65 (Museum Members $55)

General Seating $50 (Museum Members $40)

Reserved Seating is Available for Groups of 10 or more.
For more info, email:

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