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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...

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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...

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America On Wheels Museum launches ’50s exhibit

ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ The America On Wheels Museum will debut its changing exhibit “Fender Skirts & Poodle Skirts, Cruisin’ the Fabulous ‘50s” Nov. 4. The display will run through through March of 2017. The exhibit will include: 1960 Buick Electra 225 convertible; a one-of-a-kind car designed by the GM Styling studio for Harlow Curtice,...

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Amore della Strada: Italian cars at AACA Museum

Hershey, PA – The lines between art and the automobile are unquestionably blurred, and arguably some of the most beautiful cars in the world come from Italy. “Amore della Strada,” translates to “Love of the Road” and the latest exhibit at the Antique Automobile Club America (AACA) Museum in Hershey provides a sampling of Italy’s...

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Artprize entry donated to Gilmore Museum

Hickory Corners, MI – Artist Paula Blinco Collins, best known for her more than 200 bas-relief brick sculptures on display throughout the country, has donated her recent 2016 ArtPrize competition entry, “Mom’s Favorite Car,” to the Gilmore Car Museum. “It’s a 1940 Pontiac that will never rust”, explained Collins. That’s because her entry is a...

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Rolling Bones Exhibit at Saratoga Automobile Museum

Saratoga Springs, NY –  California may be the home of hot rodding, but automobile lovers and collectors worldwide know that some of the world’s finest hot rods are constructed across the USA in Ken Schmidt and Keith Cornell’s Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop in Greenfield Center, NY. The duo’s renowned handiwork will grace the...

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Route 66 runs through AACA Museum

HERSHEY, Pa. _ Driving is an integral part of our culture and Route 66 is an iconic stretch of roadway that plays both an emotional and historical reference in American transportation history. The new Route 66 exhibit at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum adds modular facades to the existing Colorado backdrop...

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Gilmore Museum features Joplin and Cage cars

“The Golden Age of Sports Cars, 1949-1967” is the title of a new exhibition opening at the Gilmore Car Museum that will run until April 2017. This exhibit showcases nearly two dozen of the rarest and most sought-after sports cars in the world including: Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche 356, Nicolas Cage’s 1967 Ferrari 275/GTB 4,...