The Candy Store History

Why choose Us?

The Candy Store started with two automobile enthusiasts in 1978 with Bob Cole and the late Russell Head. Their vision was to have a safe environment to store their collection, and yet have a clubhouse to share the visual feast and camaraderie with other enthusiasts.

Why choose Us?

No In 1983, The Candy Store organized into a not-for-profit club, and the members and their cars relocated to our current facility. The elegant Spanish style building was designed in 1928 as a Packard Dealership for Earle C. Anthony.

Why choose Us?

It is now the perfect setting for The Candy Store whose motto is... ”Great Cars, Great People.” Our members enjoy Concours d'Elegance participation, touring in vintage rallies, vintage racing and collecting and displaying great cars.

Special Events at The Candy Store

The Candy Store is the perfect setting for a cocktail party, luncheon, or sit-down dinner. Your guests will find the setting intriguing and inviting and your special event will be remembered as original and unique.

Your guests will enjoy the visual feast of the automobiles and paintings, as well as the beautiful building, complete with slate floors, cathedral windows and beamed ceilings in the front showroom, or find quiet and comfort in the library. The Candy Store’s intimate and inviting bar is a great place to soak in the atmosphere.

Located in the heart of Burlingame and close to both San Francisco and Silicon Valley The Candy Store is a perfect setting for your next event.

Amenities include accommodations for 125 dinner guests, including tables and chairs, three restrooms, including handicap access, the antique bar, library, projection screen, sound system, and podium, kitchen area and ample free parking.

In addition a representative from The Candy Store will be present at all functions to answer any questions guests might have about the automobiles and the facility.

Why choose Us?

With slate floors, a beamed ceiling and beautiful automobiles, this former Packard Dealership showroom makes an elegant welcome hall for your event.

Why choose Us?

This view from the Main Hall looks back towards the quiet, comfortable library of The Candy Store.

Why choose Us?

Our inviting antique bar provides an intimate place to soak in the atmosphere.

Why choose Us?

Make use of our kitchen for your upcoming event.

Why choose Us?

Another view of the Entry Hall looking towards the wide front doors.

Why choose Us?

Historic automobiles greet you at every turn.

The Candy Store Foundation

Candy Store Foundation Mission Statement
To enable the preservation and appreciation of great automobiles. To promote the understanding of the design, engineering, and styling of automobiles. To further knowledge about historical impact of the automobile. Donations of automobiles and funds are welcome. For more information you can email

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Contact The Candy Store


To inquire with a representative from The Candy Store regarding facility availability please contact Hal Schuette:
Phone: 650-743-8834 Email: