Blackhawk Museum

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

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

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! Vamp it up in haunted haute couture style and let your inhibitions run wild at Blackhawk’s 18th 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! The scandalous escapades and scintillating guises of its bewitching creatures of the night will surely be the talk and toast of the town! It’s too sinfully sexy and decadently wicked to pass up!

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

Darren Michael Presents

Stage, Sound and Lighting provided by Sound Extreme Pro

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.

East Bay Leadership Council
4th Annual Philanthropy Awards Breakfast

Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 7:30 am to 9:30 am

Saturday Morning Lecture Series:
Raffi Minasian
The Future Highway:
A Designers Drive into the Driverless Future

Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 10:30 am to Noon

Bring your imagination, dreams, doubts and speculations for a lively discussion with Designer, Educator and Automotive Historian Raffi Minasian as he explores the fusion of transportation, mobile devices and nanotechnology in automobiles from the past and into the distant future.

An award winning artist and published illustrator, Raffi has taught illustration and design at several noted universities. In 2003 he returned to his roots as a "hands on" designer working on freelance projects. Today, in addition to his ongoing product design work, Raffi manufactures specialty parts for the classic and muscle car aftermarket as well as custom parts for hot rods and customs.

This presentation is free with admission and 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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