Blackhawk Museum

Oktoberfest '14 at Blackhawk Museum

Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 7:00pm-12:00am

Oktoberfest is coming to the Blackhawk Museum and Tickets are onsale now. For more information and to purchase tickets to this one of a kind envent, click below.

Celebrate, Munich Style with us at the Blackhawk Museum for an Outdoor Oktoberfest in a Traditional Biergarten on the Museum Plaza.

Beer, Beer & more Beer along with Traditional German Food for Purchase

Dancing and Entertainment
Music by: Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Dance Entertainment by: Golden Gate Bavarian Club
Tap the keg ceremony
Jagermeister Promotion Girls for Photos

ATTIRE Tracht, of course! It is a traditional national costume in German-speaking countries.

It's Oktoberfest be festive and have fun with it, tastefully.

Complimentary Coat Check

$25.00 General Admission, no VIP or group discounts available sorry!

21years and up only event.

Blackhawk Cars & Coffee

Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 8 am to 10 am


Saturday Morning Speaker Series:
Peter Giddings
Europe's Finest Grand Prix Car: 1926 Delage 15-S-8

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 10:30am-Noon

A life-long car enthusiast, Peter has over half a century of experience in the automotive and racing industry. Born in England, and now residing near San Francisco, California, Peter became interested in sports and competition cars in the late '50s. His first car was a 1932 BSA air-cooled three wheeler, which he managed to qualify as a "motorcycle combination," as he was not yet old enough to have a driver's license. Peter then owned and raced a succession of chain driven 1920s Frazer Nashes, one of which he restored in the living room of his home. Since then, he has rebuilt and supervised the restoration of a number of historic landmark racing cars.

As an active member of the vintage racing community, Peter has received numerous honors and awards, including the Italian Scuderia del Portello Trophy for winning more vintage and historic events in his Alfa Romeos than anyone else in the world. In 1985, Peter drove his Alfa Romeo Monza and Tipo B "P3" to such good effect that he won the coveted Phil Hill Trophy, which was personally presented to him by the great Juan Manuel Fangio. Subsequently, Peter reached the pinnacle of "Grand Master" when he became a repeat champion of the North American Ferrari/Maserati Historic Challenge. More recently, Peter was inducted into the Road Racing Drivers Club, and in 2010, he was presented with the Motorsportsman of the Year Award.

On this occasion, Peter plans to give a presentation about his 1926 Delage and the storied racing history of the four 15-S-8's that swept the 1927 World Championship. The car will be on hand for Peter's presentation and there will be a question and answer period immediately following. The Speaker Series is free with admission to the Museum and Museum Members are Free as always.

That Olde Blackhawk Magic 2014!
Halloween Party at the Blackhawk Museum

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 8:00pm-1:30am

Once again the greatest Halloween party in the East Bay is coming to the Blackhawk Museum. Information on tickets and pricing will be up soon, so check back often.

Lyn St. James Presentation

Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 10:30 am to Noon

Lyn St. James is professional race car drive and one of seven women who have qualified for the Indianapolis 500. She became the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award. Lyn also has two victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and one win at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

In 1985, Lyn St. James became the first woman to break the 200-mph barrier on an oval, when she drove a Ford Mustang Probe (GT Prototype race car) to an average lap speed of 204.223 mph at Alabama International Motor Speedway.

St. James and the Ford Thunderbird that she set national and international speed records at Talladega in 1988 will be on hand as part of the Museum’s Speaker Series. Lyn will be available to answer questions after her presentation.

The presentation will be held immediately following Blackhawk Cars and Coffee and is free with admission to the Museum. Museum Members are free.

Saturday Morning Speaker Series:
Bob Devlin
Golden Gate Park Road Races 1952-1954

Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 10:30am-Noon

Between 1952 and 1954, during a time before racing settled into purpose built tracks, there were a series of races that ran through San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Fast cars, tight turns, and spectators lining the road—an era of racing that has gone forever.

The idea was simple: "Put a bunch of high-powered sports cars in the middle of Golden Gate Park, and have an all-out road race, with 100,000 spectators standing inches from the speeding Ferraris and Jaguars." (Michael Taylor, SFGate)

An ardent automobile enthusiast and historian, Robert Devlin is a very active member of the Ferrari Club of America, having held several national positions with that organization and serving regularly as a judge at both regional and national events. Robert will be giving a presentation on the Golden Gate Road Races and will be on hand for a question and answer session immediately following.

There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. The speaker series is Free with admission to the restaurant and is Free to Museum Member.

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