AutoFornia Offers Unique Meeting Venue
By Robert Haugh
Combining an array of nostalgia, entertainment, automobilia, Vegas-style gaming to create one of the most innovative event spaces imaginable, AutoFornia Santa Clara is likely to turn heads while making lasting memories.
Dubbed an “adult playground,” the 7,600-square foot facility boasts a multitude of themed attractions - from a Las Vegas theme complete with non-working slot machines, blackjack, craps and roulette tables; to an Old West attraction area and more. The facility accommodates up to 500 people with ample parking for up to 300 vehicles -- with valet service available.
Packed to the brim with a plethora of classic cars, retro arcade games, pinball machines, casino games, air hockey and pool tables, an old drive-in movie screen, and a wide variety of nostalgic items -- such as a Bob’s Big Boy Burgers statue -- the venue is a throwback to days gone by, celebrating California’s automotive history and culture. Not just cars grace the venue, though. An older Cessna aircraft awaits guests, hanging upside down from the ceiling, complete with a working 65” fan blade. The Firehouse features a fire engine red 1930 Model A -- with kegs as gas tanks.
Many of the vehicles and items on display were picked up at swap meets, car shows or through friends or neighbors...
Civilization Explored in New Triton Show
By Melissa McKenzie
Civilization: Where does it begin and what has been lost in translation? These are the questions explored in Karim Alwali’s new exhibit, “The Civilization Code,” at the Triton Museum of Art...
As a celebrated contemporary artist in Iraq and Jordan, Alwali creates abstract paintings and installations that explore the relationships, memories and similarities of people across the globe.