Museum News

Images from the Membership Reception, held for the opening of the Michelangelo exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Friday evening, February 8, 2013.

New Executive Director at Studebaker National Museum

  Studebaker National Museum Board of Trustees President, Michael Kendzicky, announced the hiring of Patrick Slebonick as Executive Director, of the Studebaker National Museum, effective February 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Studebaker National Museum, Mr. Slebonick served as Associate Director at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia. In that role he...

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Pioneers in African American Automotive History at the AACA Museum

In honor of Black History Month, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum will present a showcase of pioneers in the African American community who contributed to the advancement of the automobile industry. These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom...

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Herbie ‘The Love Bug’ comes to AACA Museum

  Movie star Herbie, a.k.a “The Love Bug”, will be visiting the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA Museum). This famous Volkswagen is one of 11 original cars built by Walt Disney Studios for the first Herbie movie, The Love Bug. Of those 11, only three of the cars are known to exist today....

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Sloan Museum receives donation

The Sloan Museum has received a major donation from Lawrence R. Gustin, noted automotive and Flint historian, including many personal papers of William C. Durant, General Motors founder who is often considered Flint’s most important historical figure. Gustin, a Flint native, was a writer and editor at the Flint Journal from 1960 to 1984...

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Eldon Hostetler, noted Hudson collector, dies at 93

Eldon Hostetler, a noted Hudson automobile collector, inventor and philanthropist died Jan, 8 in Middlebury, Ind., at the age of 93. “Eldon became an icon in American automobile history, a giant to the collector car hobby and a hero to his local community,” said Michael Spezia, long-time friend and executive director of the Gilmore...

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Remembering the King and his Cadillac

Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock and Roll,” was born on January 8, 1935, making him 81 years old if he were still with us today. His car, a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe sits in the National Automobile Museum located in Reno, Nevada. The car was a gift to Presley from his father, Vernon Presley, for his...

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“What’s In Your Barn”

    The National Packard Museum’s 16th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit, “What’s In Your Barn” opens January 9, 2016 and runs through June 12, 2016. “What’s In Your Barn” features thirty “Barn Find” motorcycles manufactured between 1939 and 1983 that were once collecting dust and cobwebs in corn cribs and cow sheds as far...

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum reflects on a successful year

With six automobile donations, three new exhibits, new programs, increased fundraising and a nearly completed plaza, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum offers a new experience to visitors in 2016! The museum received six automobile donations in 2015 which include a 1931 Auburn 8-98 Sedan, 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton, 1931...

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Modified muscle cars power into America’s Car Museum exhibit

‘American Muscle – Modified Madness’ showcases custom car culture with an assortment of restomods America’s Car Museum (ACM)  expanded its American Muscle exhibit with a complementary display called “American Muscle – Modified Madness,” which features “restomod” muscle cars built from 1964 to 1972. “American Muscle – Rivals to the End” told the story of how...