View Full Version : Musee Mecanique in San Francisco.

08-12-09, 10:45

Any of you guys been to this? I think I'm starting to take it for granted - I pop down once or twice a month (it's 25 minutes away from home) and realised I'd never mentioned it here.

Scott you must have been to it. It's right up your alley. They've gotten a lot more stuff in since they moved to Fisherman's Wharf 6 or so years ago too. I don't know how big the warehouse is it's housed in, but it's pretty bloody big, and filled up nicely. 90% of it is very old stuff.

They've got a good selection of classic cabs now, in addition to all the great mechanical oddities. A sit down Monaco GP, an original Deathrace, Phoenix, Star Wars, Battlezone, Centipede, Pong, Pole Position, Moon Patrol, Spy Hunter, Robotron.. and a few pins too that all work ok.

I keep meaning to take my camera but never do - anyone interested in photos or video next time I go?

08-12-09, 11:27
Glad to know about this. I would def like to see some photos or vids of it. And I will hit it next time I am up in Nor Cal.

09-12-09, 08:19
Good, I'll try to remember the camera next trip. The place is friggin' awesome.

11-12-09, 09:11
I went there back in March. Some photos starting in the middle of this gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/sets/72157615736459267/

Definitely a cool place. Not that big, but definitely fun.

10-01-10, 02:57
I was there last week - those interested in true vintage goodness check these out.

First Clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlVP8YiwSsg)

Second Clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0--tLINY06A)

10-01-10, 03:11
Sweet. I can't believe as many times as I've walked along there I never noticed that place. Love the Monaco cockpit cab and Death Race. Damn that DR looked hella clean. I will def go next time we are in the area.

We will look you up :)

10-01-10, 06:48
That place looks so cool. It reminds me of the arcades I went to as a kid on the Boardwalk in Hampton Beach, NH. Ahh, memories!

"Body blow!"

10-01-10, 07:45
Yeah they do a hell of a good job with it, the old guy that runs it is passionate about his collection.

SoCal it used to be out behind the CliffHouse on Ocean Beach. It moved to the wharf in '04 so maybe that's why you missed it?

The Buena Vista is a couple of blocks away too, so you can enjoy 4 or 5 authentic Irish Coffees beforehand. That's my training method anyway.