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Bard, California: Cloud Museum: 150 Model Ts

Johnny Cloud's collection of hundreds of antique vehicles. Sign claims, "Probably the Largest Collection of Model Ts in the World," although most of them are ouside and rusty. Vintage Texaco gas station.

Cloud Museum

Address:
1398 York Rd, Bard, CA
Directions:
In the SE nubbin of California, northeast of Yuma, Ave C and 9th St.
Hours:
Open during winter months daily 9-4. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
760-572-0188
Admission:
$10 donation.
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Cloud Museum is nestled in the middle of the Sonoran Desert on the CA-AZ border surrounded by farmland. The friendly owner Mr. Johnny Cloud (who we had the pleasure of meeting while he drives around in his golf cart) is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history and culture of antique Model Ts and other old-timey paraphernalia in his collection. His passion and knowledge sets this place apart, and if it was anywhere near Route 66 it would receive a lot more attention and visitors. One drawback is that most of the artifacts are not very well-labeled. However, the experience itself was enjoyable and worth the $10 donation to keep the museum running.

[Drake Ventoris, 02/08/2024]
Cloud Museum - Old Cars

Johnny Cloud's collection features over 130 antique vehicles -- mostly Model T's and Model A's. Many other types of old equipment, old tools, old appliances. All the cars there are in running order.

They are also on wooden blocks out in the yard. He has many restored cars inside his buildings. He also has a complete old time gas station.

[David Kamada, 02/27/2010]

If you like to look at vehicles just one generation newer than the horse and buggy, you'll like the Cloud Museum. Outdoor are rows of rusting jalopies and an old Texaco station. A large sign warns: "Enter at own risk. Hazards may exist."


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