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Here at Storage West we’re always talking about how important community is. We don’t just say it though; it’s really a part of our business. Each of our managers is trained right when they start with us that their job isn’t just to maintain the facility and provide excellent customer service. We instill in our managers the importance of being a part of their local community. Storage West managers take pride in knowing about their cities and towns and keeping others informed. Each of our facilities has their own Facebook page where we share local events and interesting happenings as we learn about them. Check out our Lake Forest page here.

On our Lake Forest Facebook page you can see that we’ve shared a tip from our manager to check out the Marconi Automotive Museum. This museum is located at 1302 Industrial Drive in Tustin, CA 92780. Since it’s interesting to us and less than 20 minutes away, we thought it might be interesting for other residents of Lake Forest who might not have known about it too.

The museum was opened in 1994 by founder Dick Marconi, hence the name: Marconi Automotive Museum. This is a not for profit museum. Entrants are encouraged to donate at least $5 per person to visit and take a self-guided tour. You can also rent the whole venue for parties and events. The money that the Marconi Museum raises goes to support the Foundation for Kids. This foundation supports various children’s charities including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, ChildHelp USA, and the Make a Wish Foundation just to name a few. You can see a complete list on their website.

If you and your family decide to go and visit the museum you’ll be able to see cars from all around the world. The 30 million dollar collection includes a Sapphire blue FX Ferrari, Kenny Bernstein’s “Louie the lizard” Top Fuel Dragster, a Jaguar XJ220, the 53rd car Enzo Ferrari built as well as many others. There’s certainly no shortage of top rarities to drool over. You’ll know that your money was well spent too, and will support great causes.

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Let us know if you do check out the museum. We’d love to hear what you thought. Leave us a comment on our Facebook Page with any other local gems you know about too so we can share those as well. It’s important to us to stay informed about our town and stay connected with our neighbors. The more involved we can be the better!

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