The Tacoma-based LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) recently opened its first permanent display to honor the late Harold “Lucky” LeMay, which includes three vintage vehicles donated to the ACM Collection.
The gifted cars from Harold’s wife Nancy LeMay include a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1959 Chevrolet Impala and 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Fastback, and will join others on display in the “Lucky’s Garage” exhibit, which features 50 cars from LeMay’s Guinness World Records’ 3000-plus vehicle collection.
“At one point, it seemed like Harold brought home a car every single day,” said Nancy LeMay. “LeMay – America’s Car Museum did a great job to make this the type of environment that Harold would’ve loved to spend time in.”
Lucky’s Garage, located on the third floor of the four-level, 165,000-sq.-ft. Museum, features a recreated work space and “old garage” inspired by Harold and Nancy’s Parkland, Washington, home, complete with family photos, collected automotive artifacts and tools.
“Harold LeMay was the quintessential American success story,” said ACM President and COO Paul E. Miller. “His love for a variety of automobiles is one of the reasons ACM maintains such an eclectic vehicle collection, and we are incredibly grateful to the LeMay family for their generous support of the Museum throughout its lifetime.”
Lucky’s Garage also features highly sought-after cars from LeMay’s collection, including a 1947 Cadillac Series 62 2-Door Convertible, a 1922 Ford Model T Touring, a 1930 Packard 740 Custom Super Eight Convertible, a 1933 Hupmobile Series I-326 and a 1953 Kaiser Dragon.
For more information on Lucky’s Garage or other ACM exhibits, visit AmericasCarMuseum.org.