Canepa Motorsports Museum, Scotts Valley

4.9
#410 of 842 in Museums in California
There is no place like Canepa in the world. There, we said it.

Where else can you find a showroom brimming with the world’s finest cars alongside a complete on-premise restoration facility, a vibrant motorsport museum featuring the finest motorized heroes of yesteryear, a workshop dedicated to the support of historic racecars, and an innovative custom vehicle design house? Nowhere but Canepa.

You’ll find automotive nirvana in our 70,000 square foot facility in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains where the worlds best automotive artisans work to preserve the most important road cars and competition vehicles for generations to come. Historic race car owners trust our motorsport team to deliver the expertise to restore and run their vehicles at the highest level. Investors and collectors alike have us breathe new life into cars ranging from the first Duesenberg production car ever built to the 1972 Can-Am winning Porsche 917/10. From paint and bodywork to mechanical repair and fabrication, Canepa’s work is immensely detailed, uncompromisingly correct, and certainly world-class.

The Canepa experience is like none other. By using our Scotts Valley online vacation planner , you can arrange your visit to Canepa Motorsports Museum and other attractions in Scotts Valley.
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  • If you are a Porsche driver/lover, you already know this is your Mecca. Bruce has been restoring and converting cars his whole life. The first-floor showroom is a who's who of classic german...  more »
  • Our visit was a birthday present my wife found online knowing I am a lifelong fan of autosports and cars in general. I was unaware of the museum but what a wonderful, happy surprise! The cars and...  more »
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  • A great stop to make if you're in the area or heading to santa Cruz board walk. If you have even a small interest in cars, history, and accomplishments you will enjoy this stop! It's split up into the car showroom, museum, and viewing area for the restoration shop. Just walk in, sign the guestbook if you'd like, and enjoy the stories that Canepa brings and beauty of the cars.
  • To browse or buy, an amazing, dynamic selection of performance cars. Rare and immaculate. And you can look over their shop operations as the restore, expertly inspect, clean and detail to show quality. Upstairs is a collection of one-of-a-kind racers and prototypes. Oh yeah, and it's free!! (free admission, the cars cost a lot)

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