Museum News

Automotive Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

DEARBORN, Mich. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Automotive Hall of Fame will induct four new members into its ranks at its 2017 Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony in Detroit, Michigan, at Cobo Center on July 20. The Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2017 Inductees include: Alberto Bombassei, president of Brembo; August Fruehauf (1868-1930), inventor of the semi-trailer and founder...

New Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum exhibit honors A.J. Foyt

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of his record-setting fourth Indianapolis 500 win, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to present a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit honoring auto racing icon A.J. Foyt, opening April 14. A.J. Foyt:  A Legendary Exhibition, presented by ABC Supply is a limited-run celebration that traces the superstar’s rise from the...

History of the Gar Wood Boat Factory lecture set

Lecture at the Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum Did you know that they made boats in Marysville? The Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum is proud to present an entertaining and interesting lecture by Terry Ernest about the Gar Wood Boat Factory on Thursday evening, May 18th, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Wills Auto...

Saratoga Automobile Museum sets annual Gala

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, June 10 7pm-11pm Saratoga Automobile Museum’s 15th Annual Gala Saturday, June 10 7pm-11pm Music of Jill Hughes and the High Rollers Complimentary wine and beer Butlered hors d’oeuvres followed by a strolling dinner Silent Auction Photo Booth Proceeds go toward The Saratoga Auto Museum’s educational initiative to improve the public’s awareness...

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...

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 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...

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...

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....

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...