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Old 03-20-2017, 07:18 PM
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Car Museums.....

I am going to take off this summer and kill some time. I don't know how much of it I have left so I intend to spend it in the most unwise way I can think of.

So, can anyone recommend any Car Museums around the country?

I have been to Rockefeller's place in Arkansas, and to the big transportation museum in Denver. I was also a regular at Aggie Tate's museum until he died and it was sold off.

Anyplace you can name is OK. I don't know where I am going until I fire up the car and start making hotel reservations.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:49 PM
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Indianapolis speedway museum is world renowned. Also Auburn Cord Deusenberg in Auburn Indiana just north of fort wayne.
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If you are in that area, I'd not miss the Air Force museum in Dayton Ohio - Doesn't feature a lot of cars but the collection of engines, turbines and the things they are attached to, is tough to beat.

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Old 03-21-2017, 05:19 AM
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You could spend a week in the big museum at Dayton. Fabulous.
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The Simeone Museum in Philly is great.

Home | Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

I have never been but the Petersen Museum in LA is legendary.

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Old 03-21-2017, 09:38 AM
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I am going to take off this summer and kill some time. I don't know how much of it I have left so I intend to spend it in the most unwise way I can think of.

So, can anyone recommend any Car Museums around the country?

I have been to Rockefeller's place in Arkansas, and to the big transportation museum in Denver. I was also a regular at Aggie Tate's museum until he died and it was sold off.

Anyplace you can name is OK. I don't know where I am going until I fire up the car and start making hotel reservations.

Believe it or not, you will be disappointed in the Henry Ford Museum in Greenfield Village. The number of items is limited and the exhibits have been politicized. You can see Kennedy's limo and the bus Rosa Parks rode in, but the kind of stuff that used to be there is all gone.


The Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills is OK but has limited hours.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:48 AM
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:09 PM
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Gilmore Car Museum - Western Michigan

Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, West Michigan

Large, interesting collection of cars and related stuff, gathered into several buildings. You could easily walk around all day and not take it all in.
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:49 PM
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Believe it or not, you will be disappointed in the Henry Ford Museum in Greenfield Village. The number of items is limited and the exhibits have been politicized. You can see Kennedy's limo and the bus Rosa Parks rode in, but the kind of stuff that used to be there is all gone.


The Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills is OK but has limited hours.
I did the whole "Ford World" and Ford Factory tour experience on a 4 day excursion. I really enjoyed it. More for the Americana. The cars they had weren't many if I recall correctly.

I just did the MB factory tour and museum in Stuttgart (i know not USA). I'll write up a post for it soon. That was by far the best car musueum and factory tour i've ever done!

I know it's not a car museum, but why not take a trip to the MB factory in Alabama? That would be a cool experience.

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