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Studebaker Museum hosts ‘Original Hybrid’ exhibit

Bold European design fused with raw American power to create a class of “original hybrids” cars which have tantalized collectors, enthusiasts, and casual observers since they rolled off the assembly lines. From the 1950s through the 1970s, this recipe led to some of the world’s iconic automotive marvels. Powered By America: The Original Hybrid...

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‘Sin City 2’ Tucker comes to AACA Museum

Hershey, Pa. _  The AACA Museum has a new piece of movie memorabilia on display. The Tucker 48 Sin City 2 Movie car is now on view through April 1, 2017. The handmade replica 1948 Tucker was built to be used on the set of Frank Miller’s Sin City 2 by Robert Rodriguez. In...

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Walter P. Chrysler Museum closes doors to public

According to CEMA (Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association),  the Walter P. Chrysler Museum will once again be closed to the public. The museum had re-opened on a limited basis in 2016, but once again, will close its doors to the public. FCA (current owners) decided to convert the building into office space.  Below is a statement from the...

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Gilmore Car Museum high school students to compete in Great Race

Hickory Corners, Mich. – During next June’s running of the esteemed Great Race of vintage automobiles, competitors will make a stop at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI. Over 120 pre-1972 autos will be traveling more than 2,200 miles from Jacksonville, FL to Traverse City, MI—much of it along the historic Dixie Highway—in...

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ACD Automobile Museum presents Streamlining: a Study in Style

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum presents a special exhibition that showcases the streamlined automobile trend of the 1930s and features the teardrop-shape-inspired 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, the wind-tunnel-tested 1937 Chrysler Airflow, and the sleek profile of the 1936 Cord 810.  This exhibit tells the story of aerodynamic concepts as they were used in American...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum undergoing makeover

According to an article on www.indianalandmarks.org, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is undergoing a major makeover. The Museum is creating a more streamlined experience. Earlier this year they dropped the “Hall of Fame” from their name and re-branded themselves as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. They have also updated their logo and opened a new...

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Peter Brock – 2016 Spirit of Competition Award recipient

Peter is the recipient of the Simeone Museum’s 9th annual award The “Spirit of Competition” is the theme of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and the focus of our annual fundraiser. Each year a distinguished figure from motorsports is selected who has a specific inspirational message. This year we honor Peter Brock. On November...

‘Magic Skyway’ 1964 Thunderbird on display at AACA Museum

Hershey, PA (October 20, 2016) __ A special 1964 Ford Thunderbird convertible used in the 1964-’65 World’s Fair “Magic Skyway” attraction will be on display at The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)  Museum in Hershey, Pa., through April 15, 2017. Once upon a time, “imagineers” at Disney came up with an idea to...

Saratoga Auto Museum

Saratoga Museum’s ‘Lost Speedways’ to feature memorabilia

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. _  Before the formal presentations begin at the Nov. 26 “Lost Speedways” program, Saratoga Automobile Museum visitors can view a variety of memorabilia other fans and racers have brought to share.  Leading the way will be modified racing legend Dave Lape, who will bring his photo books covering decades of racing...