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Auto racing’s history on display at Pennsylvania’s EMMR

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  Story and photos by Ron Kowalke For anyone interested in getting up to speed on the history of auto racing in America, there’s no better place to learn than the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR). The museum, located … More »

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Final Corvette recovered from sinkhole

Recovered 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 ends quest to save museum Corvettes.

The last of the “Great 8″ Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago. More »

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Corvette sinkhole update: 7 down, 1 to go

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  On Feb. 12, a sinkhole collapsed within the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, taking eight prized Corvettes with it. Five were recovered in varying conditions by mid-March. Then, the construction team began the tedious process of removing dirt from … More »

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Easter pilgrimage: See the Popemobile turned ‘Saint’ car

In 1982, the British design firm of Ogle crafted the first bulletproof Popemobile on a Range Rover chassis. The raised “telephone booth” at the rear raises overall height of the car to 102 inches.

The Popemobile – a 1982 Range Rover – is currently part of the “Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes” exhibit at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas. More »

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Enjoy an evening with the Tuckers

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  Want to spend “An Evening with The Tuckers”? The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pa., will host an incredible evening centered around Tucker – the automobile and the family – on Friday, April 25, from 6-9 … More »

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Early Ford V-8 Foundation ‘Raising the Rotunda’ campaign underway

George Elbel, president (left), and Joshua Conrad, collections coordinator, of the Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum pose with one of the vehicles on display, a 1947 Ford tow truck originally in service in Barstow, Calif.

The Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum in Auburn, Ind., is planning for a new, 20,000-square-foot museum. The museum’s unique design will be a tribute to the Ford Rotunda, first seen at the 1933-’34 World’s Fair in Chicago. More »

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Crane retrieves first three Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

The recovery of the three most accessible Corvettes in the sinkhole – the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1, a 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette and a 1962 Black Corvette – was successful. More »

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Sinkhole savior: Chevrolet to oversee restoration of historic Corvettes

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Chevrolet will oversee restoration of the Corvettes damaged in a sinkhole at the Corvette National Museum this week. More »

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‘Art of the Build’ features rolling art at AACA Museum

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HERSHEY, Pa. – A new year will begin with an unusual display at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum from Jan. 24-April 27. A new featured exhibit The Art of the Build: Rods & Kustoms is a departure from … More »

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Get your groove on with LeMay’s ‘Vee Dub: Bohemian Beauties’

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LeMay – America’s Car Museum, a non-profit organization chartered to preserve and interpret the history and technology of the automobile, has partnered with Volkswagen of America, Inc. to celebrate the brand’s rich history of innovative technology and elegant designs with the new “VeeDub – Bohemian Beauties” Exhibit. More »

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