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About Marconi Automotive Museum

Photo by Turville Our founder, Dick Marconi, came to California from Gary, Indiana in the late 50’s. Armed with an MBA, and a young family, he made the trek across the US to arrive in Southern California where he embarked with passion, on a career developing and manufacturing custom made vitamins, weight loss products and supplements.

Along the way, Dick developed his life’s mantra which is “learn, earn, and return.” Throughout his life he has maintained that belief and in so doing, founded the Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation for Kids in 1994.

Always a great car enthusiast, Dick amassed a wonderful collection of high performance street cars and race cars, over the years. In founding the Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids, the goal of helping to raise one million dollars annually for various at-risk children’s charities has been achieved by using the car collection as a special event venue as well as producing annual events on its behalf.

Mr. Marconi donated his vast car collection to the Marconi Foundation for Kids in an ongoing effort to give back. Thus, it continues to be his and the Foundation’s  goal,  to continue doing good work in our community and beyond, in honor of his dreams and goals to help children in need.


    • "This is one place you will see 2 Ferrari F50's, a Jaguar XJ220, and other cars you may never see too often. Dick Marconi has historic race cars, exotic, and muscle cars in pristine condition. The Museum is fairly large and won't wear out your feet. The $5 admission goes to children's charities for good causes. I recommend seeing it if you appreciate automobiles."
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