We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Canepa Motorsports Museum

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4900 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4208
Phone Number: 8314309940
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Gearhead's Delight

Canepa's operation is amazing. Specialty cars for sale and a small but interesting museum. If Bruce is there and you're lucky enough to meet him, he is a very affable guy and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
Thomas D C
,
Scotts Valley, California
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Scotts Valley, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Canepa's operation is amazing. Specialty cars for sale and a small but interesting museum. If Bruce is there and you're lucky enough to meet him, he is a very affable guy and you might even get to see behind the scenes in the workshops if you have a good car story to tell. Avoid the month before the Monterey Automobile... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thomas D C
Scotts Valley, California
Level Contributor
138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you're a car enthusiast, this place will make you drool and pull out your wallet. Need a nice 1964 Porsche C coupe? Here's one in concours d'elegance condition. How about a Lambo, or a Ferrari, or maybe a sweet Triumph bike from the 1970s? Don't miss visiting Canepa's, if only to dream about what could have been if you... More 

Helpful?
Thank glewbel
Scotts Valley, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The open Saturdays when you can go into the shop is amazing! seeing how the shop is layed out, the cars they are working on and how things go from old to first rate in person is a real treat. The museum on the second floor is a must see, as well as the looking at people's cars who are... More 

Helpful?
Thank ktcool
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Bottom line; it's any guys paradise when you visit this awesome museum/shop where everyone is elcome and no money is asked from you. Sign into their guest book and feel free to walk most of the complex

Helpful?
Thank Rich H
Deal, New Jersey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Even if you don't like cars, Canepa will amaze. I guarantee It will bring a smile to your face!! If you are a car buff you will not help yourself from returning. IT'S FREE. The people are delightful. Make sure that you use the adjacent "cat walk" into the working garage area. Even for older, jaded,"seen it all", "what's the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 621dennis
Paso Robles, California
Level Contributor
85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you like cars this is a must. I've been to quite a lot of car shops even Jay Lenos collection, but this place is unreal...I'll be back.

Helpful?
1 Thank Burt B
Scotts Valley, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Would seem to be more at home in San Francisco or Las Vegas. Be prepared to drool. Beautiful exotic collector cars, many for sale. Wander amongst vintage Porsches and Mercedes, a Bugatti Veyron, formula race cars, and vintage Indian motorcycles. When I was there there was a Mercedes gull-wing on display. Upstairs in back you have a balcony-level view of... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Ken_Bauer
Level Contributor
37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are a car or racing buff, you must go here. The museum is upstairs and be sure you go through the door marked Shop Viewing. You can have a Great time and it is still Free admission. Enjoy!

Helpful?
2 Thank Ferd B
Victoria, BC Canada
Level Contributor
185 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our car group recently had the pleasure of touring through the operation. We were all in amazement of each area we toured. Every part of this building is absolutely spotless. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and well versed on the whole operation. Canepa are involved in all aspects of car restoration, as well as sales and the museum. For all... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank snoopy647
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This 70,000 square foot facility belonging to racer Bruce Canepa has to be on every car lover's bucket list. Performing frame up restorations in the immaculate restoration shop with it's own body and paint facilities or the incredible cars in both the showroom and museum will leave any car aficionado with his or her jaw hanging open. We visited together... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank JPWOTG

Travelers who viewed Canepa Motorsports Museum also viewed

 
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Been to Canepa Motorsports Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Canepa Motorsports Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?