Museum News

McLaren

Franchitti, McLaren elected to Indy Racing Hall

Two of the most well-known names in motorsports history are the newest inductees into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and legendary driver and constructor Bruce McLaren have been voted into the prestigious pantheon by a panel of auto racing journalists, participants...

Jim Taylor Collection

Saratoga Museum sets tour and luncheon

When: Sunday, May 21 Time: 8am-3pm The Saratoga Auto Museum will host a private tour of Jim Taylor’s rare and extensive auto collection at his facility in Gloversville, N.Y. followed by lunch at Lanzi’s on the Lake. Participants can gather at the museum for coffee and donuts beginning at 8 a.m. for check in and...

To the rescue Opening

‘To The Rescue’ opening at California Automobile Museum

In partnership with the Sacramento Fire Museum, the California Automobile Museum is showcasing the rich history of firefighting in greater Sacramento. The exhibit, To The Rescue: The Fire Trucks and People that Saved our Cities, opens on Thursday, March 16. The exhibit will run from March 16 – May 29, 2017. For this opening...

Patents at Gilmore

Automotive patents donated to Gilmore Car Museum

The most comprehensive assemblage of automotive related patents in existence, both foreign and domestic and dating back to 1790, has been transferred to the Gilmore Car Museum’s Research Library near Kalamazoo, MI. The unique collection consists of almost 1,400 archival boxes containing more than 396,000 patents, representing some of the automobile industry’s most important...

1953 Commanderloewy

Sublime Studebakers: Exhibit spotlights Raymond Loewy Era

The Studebaker National Museum opened Sublime Studebakers: The Raymond Loewy Era exhibit showcasing the legendary industrial designer’s tenure with the Studebaker Corporation. The exhibit runs through June 4. The exhibit features archival images as well as original Studebaker Design Dept. artwork and artifacts which tell the story of Raymond Loewy Associates design work for Studebaker....

LeMAy Exotics Call out

ACM is looking for exotics

This spring America’s Car Museum will open its latest exhibit Exotics@ACM – Seductive Super Cars. Opening May 5, Exotics@ACM will focus on the crème de la crème of exotic cars that embody the world’s best designs, technology and performance. The Exotics@ACM exhibit will frame the story around cars built in the last fifty years with an...

SAM Auction

What’s going on at the SAM

Matinee at the Museum Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:00pm  3:00pm Join SAM for a special screening of The Love Bug at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Fun for the whole family! Free with Admission Click here to learn more NY International Auto Show Bus Trip Monday, April 17, 2017 Please join SAM for their 4th annual bus trip to NYC for...

Black history exhibit

Pioneers in African American Automotive History at the AACA Museum

Hershey, PA  – In salute of Black History Month, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum presents a history of the 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...

Freedom Rides

ACD Automotive Museum features ‘Freedom Rides’

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum offers the second segment in its Curatorial Spotlight series with a presentation titled Freedom Rides: The Impact of Transportation on the Civil Rights Movement. The presentation will take place on February 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Metal Technologies, Inc. Education Center at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg...

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Mecum Kissimee to feature Fezell, Runyon collections

  Drag racing enthusiasts will have plenty to consider at Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee 2017 classic and collector car auction. An impressive group of early muscle cars and vintage drag cars hailing from the collections of Don Fezell and Jackie and Gary Runyon will be among the headlining vehicles of more than 3,000 cars at...