Dozens of rare and exotic cars visited Lyon Air Museum, 9 a.m.-noon. We’ve added several links to the photographer’s web sites who attended and took these great photos.

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LAMBORGHINIS, PORSCHES, FERRARIS, MERCEDES BENZ, BMWs ON DISPLAY SANTA ANA, Calif., January 11, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, is scheduled to host dozens of rare and exotic luxury high performance sports cars as part of “Cars & Cockpits,” scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon at the facility, located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (NOTE: Weather permitting—rain would cause cancellation of the event.)

The vehicles—Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris, BMWs and Mercedes Benz—will be driven by members of the San Francisco-based luxury lifestyle community In addition, numerous cars owned by several Orange County high-performance exotic automobile firms will also be on display.

“This special event, combining horsepower and history, has a definite excitement factor because it presents Museum visitors with an exceptional opportunity to view some of the world’s rarest operating luxury sports cars—like the V10-powered Lamborghini Gallardo roadster,” said Mark Foster, president of Lyon Air Museum.

Visitors can compare the modern luxury high performance sports cars with the Museum’s own stable of vintage luxury vehicles, including a 1939 Mercedes-Benz Model G4 Offener Touring Wagon (used by Adolph Hitler), a 1947 V-12 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet, and a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible sedan (originally owned by New York socialite Princess Diane Eristavi).

The 30,000-sq.ft. Lyon Air Museum opened in Dec. 2009. The facility represents the fulfillment of a dream of Maj. Gen. William Lyon, USAF (Ret), who held the position of Chief of the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1975 to 1979. Currently, Gen. Lyon is Chairman of the Board and CEO of William Lyon Homes, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif. His passion for aviation history and youth education is the driving force behind Lyon Air Museum. In establishing the museum, Gen. Lyon sought to create a world-class facility that would be available to the local community and would offer interactive educational exhibits designed to inspire young people. The Museum has on exhibit some of the world’s rarest operational aircraft and vehicles.

Lyon Air Museum is located at 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707. P: 714/210-4585. F: 714/210-4588.
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Hours of operation are daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission rates: General admission–$8; Seniors–$6; Ages 5-17–$4; Under age 5—Free. Groups of 10 or more—$1 off each visitor. Pre- arranged school groups—Free.

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