AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Would you open a door if you knew there was a Demon on the other side? How about a Spyder or Hornet? You would if it was at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Mich. This year, the museum is featuring a regularly rotating trio of vehicles through the Unique Vehicle Pairs Spotlight Series and Collector’s Curb specialty exhibits. Auto enthusiasts who appreciate the art of the possible and admire a fellow hobbyist’s magnificently maintained model, can enjoy both throughout 2011.
Unique Vehicle Pairs highlights, by theme, a pair of iconic Chrysler concept or one-of-a-kind modified vehicles on the museum’s second floor. In conjunction with the Unique Pairs, the newly-launched Collector’s Curb spotlights a spectacular vehicle on loan from a private owner in celebration of his or her car club. The vehicle is exhibited, along with an array of personal memorabilia, in the Museum’s Boss Chrysler’s Garage.
The Museum will update exhibition vehicles as follows:
MODERN ELEGANCE — March 1 – April 24
Unique Pairs: 1999 Chrysler 300C Convertible and 2008 Chrysler Hollywood Concepts
Collector’s Curb: 1957 Imperial Crown Sedan owned by Diran and Joyce Yazejian, WPC Club members of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
EDGY RIDES — April 26 – June 26
Unique Pairs: 1998 Plymouth Spyder and 2004 Dodge Slingshot Concepts
Collector’s Curb: 2002 Chrysler Prowler owned by CJ and Bob Longstreth, Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association members of Rochester Hills, Mich.
THE FUTURE IS NOW — June 28 – Aug. 28
Unique Pairs: 1993 Chrysler 300 and 1993 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concepts
Collector’s Curb: 1950 Nash Ambassador Sportsman Camper owned by Clarence and Nancy Becker, Nash Car Club members of St. Clair Shores, Mich.
POWERFUL & MIGHTY — Aug. 30 – Oct. 30
Unique Pairs: 1999 Dodge Power Wagon and 2006 Dodge Rampage Concepts
Collector’s Curb: 1967 Plymouth -”Silver Bullit” owned by Harold Sullivan, North Oakland Mopar Muscle president of West Bloomfield, Mich.
LITTLE PACKAGES — Nov. 1 – Dec. 30
Unique Pairs: 2006 Dodge Hornet and 2008 Dodge Demon Concepts
Collector’s Curb: 1960 Metropolitan Convertible owned by Rex and Sue Hamil, Mitten Mets (MI Chapter – Metropolitan Owners Club of North America) members of Waterford, Mich.
Collector’s Curb exhibition vehicles may unexpectedly change. Visit www.wpchryslermuseum.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
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