Museum News

The General Lee housed at the Volo Museum in Volo, Ill.

Volo Museum hoping to buy Bubba Watson’s General Lee

  The Volo Auto Museum in northern Illinois plans to keep displaying one of the Confederate flag-emblazoned cars used in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Brian Grams, museum director, says he’s gotten lots queries about whether the car will stay amid calls around the country for Confederate flags to be removed from...

Omix-ADA has added a 1959 Jeep FC-150 (above) and a 1978 Jeep J-10 (below) to their corporate collection in Suwannee, Georgia. Photo Credit: Omix-ADA

Omix-ADA expands historic Jeep collection

  SUWANEE, Ga. – Omix-ADA®, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced the addition of two rare civilian Jeeps to its Jeep Collection at the company’s Suwanee, Ga., headquarters. Following a lengthy search, a 1978 Jeep J-10 pickup and 1959 Jeep FC-150 cab forward pickup were added...

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1933 Essex Terraplane auctioned in front of Dillinger Museum

  HAMMOND, Ind. – Roger Pace, a local realtor from Crown Point, recently added a black 1933 Essex (Hudson) Terraplane 8, the car that was known as the notorious John Dillinger’s favorite car to steal and own, to his classic and antique car collection. The car was previously owned by the South Shore Convention...

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Weird, wacky and just plain tacky to invade Hershey

  HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey has announced a fun new event incorporated into their automotive weekend of festivities. Dubbed, “Concorso Bizarro,” the tongue-in-cheek car show brings together those mechanical misfits, those automotive abhorrences and the just plain tacky. The Elegance at Hershey Executive Director and Concorso Bizarro Chairman “Dyno” Don Stabilito...

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Drag racing and more at this weekend’s EMMR open house

YORK SPRINGS, Pa. – The 2015 Spring Open House at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is scheduled for this weekend, March 28-29, at the museum on Baltimore Road. Drag racing is the feature program for Saturday with the addition of a new Sox & Martin and Malcolm Durham display area along with new...

Peter Heydon of Ann Arbor, Michigan placed the 1927 Duesenberg Model X Speedster he donated to the permanent collection of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in its art deco showroom Friday morning.  It is now on display for visitors to admire and relish in its uniqueness.

‘Rarest of rare’ Duesenbergs donated

  The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is excited to announce the donation of the 1927 Duesenberg Model X speedster donated by Rita & Peter Heydon of Ann Arbor, Mich. This automobile fills a gap in the history of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, tells and shows the evolution of design and innovation...

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Lights on at new Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

By Jim Hinckley U.S. 66, known throughout the world as Route 66, officially ceased to exist almost 30 years ago. Still, this simple highway has morphed into something special. It became America’s longest attraction and a living, breathing time capsule that preserves a century of American societal evolution, with just a thin overlay of...