La Quinta CA
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER
Visit the National Museum of Golf Cars!
Learn about the history of the golf car, from its humble beginnings on the turf, to today where golf cars are no longer just for golf. Explore the restored and preserved content dating back to the early beginnings of the golf car from the 1950s, to today, and even into the future with concept cars from manufacturers both long gone and still thriving.
The county’s first museum devoted strictly to the preservation and education of the golf car and utility vehicle.
Their growing collection includes custom golf cars built for celebrities and enthusiasts, very rare and restored three and four wheeled golf cars and even several “one of a kind” works of art from famous artists such as Kenny Scharf and Allison Eden. Period pieces, video content, vintage photographs, tools, and components that display the history of the golf car.
On display as well, the famous Bubba Hovercraft and Bubba Jetpack known on social media as the craziest golf car ever to conquer the course!
As the oldest dealer of golf cars in the world, with a heritage dating back to the 1950’s, they feel it both a duty and an honor to preserve and educate future generations about the industry in which we are most passionate about.
Currently housed inside the Cart Mart Show Room in La Quinta, CA, the museum is seeking donations of content, 501(c)(3) status and accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums.
As you enter the massive La Quinta showroom off Washington and 111, you are welcomed to a gorgeous showroom full of new golf cars from many of the industries leading brands. Take two steps inside and you are drawn to the museum which includes some rare and unique carts dating back to the 1950’s.
This collection is a collaboration on many levels, with support from individuals, dealers and manufactures who believe in the preservation of golf cars and utility vehicles, and who wish to contribute to the further enhancement and education of their space.
In a town where golf cars rule the roads, it’s nice to see the team at Cart Mart spending time and money to drive awareness and education of something so passionate to the 63 year old dealership. Stop in for a great experience and as always, free admittance and free coffee to all guests.
Monday-Friday – 9:00AM-530PM
Saturday – 10:AM-4:00PM
Sunday – Closed
For more information about the museum and their golf shop visit:
Cart Mart & Museum of Golf Cars
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