ACM’s rotating exhibit named after the iconic road will feature vehicles from the Lows Traviesos Lowriders Club of Washington highlighting the lowrider culture
TACOMA, Wash. – America’s Car Museum (ACM) is cycling 11 lowriders, a couple of lowrider-themed bicycles and various artwork into its Route 66 display to celebrate America’s lowrider pastime.
As one of ACM’s rotating exhibits, Route 66 regularly undergoes change-outs and modifications to tell a variety of stories that define different aspects of America’s motoring heritage – this time giving a nod to lowriders that were heavily influenced by Southern California’s Chicano culture during the ’50s, when this then-new type of motoring hobby started. Past Route 66 themes include hot rods, station wagons, convertibles and more.
“When we began planning the next installment of Route 66, our admiration for the Washington lowrider community was important to share with our visitors,” said ACM Curator of Exhibitry Scot Keller. “They are an important part of our automotive heritage.”
To source vehicles for Route 66 ACM turned to the Lows Traviesos Lowriders Club of Washington, and its members stepped up to have their lowriders on display until April 15.
The full list of vehicles in the display include:
- 1947 Chevy Fleetline
- 1955 Mercury
- 1961 Chevy Impala
- 1962 Chevy Impala convertible
- 1962 Chevy Impala SS
- 1962 Chevy Impala wagon
- 1963 Chevy Impala convertible
- 1964 Chevy Impala SS
- 1965 Chevy Impala
- 1966 Chevy Impala
- 1986 Buick Regal
Another element of the exhibit will be a display of lowrider bicycles, a pedal car and a lowrider stroller – each of which are as well-crafted and unique as the cars.
“It’s important that our curatorial efforts not just celebrate the expensive collectible vehicles seen at concours around the world, but that we address a responsibility to display cultural expression through automotive and car culture’s diversity as well,” said Adam Langsbard, CEO of America’s Automotive Trust which oversees ACM.
For more information on the Route 66 display and other current exhibits, visit americascarmuseum.org.
About LeMay – America’s Car Museum (americascarmuseum.org)
America’s Car Museum (ACM), an entity of America’s Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Wash., the stunning 165,000-sq.-ft. facility has been recognized as one of MSN’s 10 Best Automotive Museums worldwide, USA Today’s 10 Best Museums in Seattle and KING5’s Best Museum in Western Washington. ACM serves as an educational center for students of all ages, features 12 rotating exhibits and hosts AAT’s annual Signature Events. For more information, visit americascarmuseum.org.
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About America’s Automotive Trust
America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, is a not-for-profit corporation that seeks to secure America’s automotive heritage and to transfer the skills and knowledge necessary for the future of collector vehicles and the enthusiast community for generations to come. AAT is made up of four founding entities: LeMay – America’s Car Museum, the RPM Foundation, Club Auto and the Concours Club. For more information on AAT, visit americasautomotivetrust.org.