Museum News

Simeone Museum wins ‘Museum of the Year’ award

PHILADELPHIA _ The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia — a collection of 65 rare and significant racing sports cars — has been selected as 2017 “Museum of the Year” by the Octane Awards (formerly known as the International Historic Motoring Awards) for a second time. The museum previously won the...

Chris Dyson added to speakers at Lost Speedways event Nov. 25

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY _ 2011 American LeMans Series driving champion Chris Dyson has been added to the Saturday, Nov. 25 Lost Speedways program at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Dyson will join his team owner and father, Rob, in a discussion of the 200 mph Lola B0/86 Mazda-powered endurance racer they recently donated...

ACD Museum invites public to new exhibit opening on Nov. 10

AUBURN – On Friday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will be unveiling “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age” as a temporary exhibit. Free refreshments and champagne will be provided. Imagine the adventures in an automobile designed for the purpose of style and speed. Then picture driving down...

Fire hits Virginia bus and trolley museum

ROANOKE, Va. _ The Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum, an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Transportation, suffered a devastating fire on Nov. 1. The building housing the museum was a complete loss and 12 historic buses representing nearly half of the museum’s collection were destroyed, notably its 1958 GM Roanoke...

‘Wheels at Work’ exhibit opens Nov. 10 at Saratoga Auto Museum

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, November 10, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00 pm The Saratoga Automobile museum’s highly anticipated “Wheels at Work” exhibit will formally open Friday, November 10th at 6 pm. The two-hour program will include brief interviews with the owners of a number of the unique vehicles along with a reception including beer, wine and passed hors...

Rare Mercedes cars on exhibit at Gilmore Car Museum

  HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ Two ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz automobiles will be showcased through April 2018 at the Gilmore Car Museum. Both vehicles are German-built Mercedes-Benz 540K models, which were introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1936. The Mercedes-Benz 540K models displayed at the Gilmore Car Museum include an original 1936...

Military free Nov. 11 at AACA Museum

HERSHEY, Pa. _ All veterans and active military will be admitted free to the AACA Museum on Saturday, Nov. 11.   There will be a few special military vehicles on display in honor of Veteran’s Day. A 1942 Ford Jeep GPW (general purpose design Willys). The demand for jeeps in World War II was so...

Saratoga Auction funds distracted driving program

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. _ The first Saratoga Auto Auction, held Sept. 22-23 and organized by the Saratoga Automobile Museum, raised more than $150,000 to support the museum’s distracted driving, education and exhibit programs. “The proceeds raised at the auction will help make our roads safer,” said Jim Letts, executive director of...

America’s Car Museum’s upcoming events

DRIVE DOWN HUNGER Food Drive November 1 – 30 ACM and Northwest Harvest first partnered together in November 2012 to help make Thanksgiving a bit more comfortable for local communities. ACM will continue its partnership with Northwest Harvest to put the brakes on hunger in Washington. The Museum will accept non-perishable food donations in the Lobby daily between10...

Corvair expansion planned for Chevrolet HOF

DECATUR, Ill. _ The Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum has announced the expansion and partnership of the brand new National Corvair Museum in conjunction with the Corvair Preservation Foundation. The newly opened Corvair Museum will display and house some of the rarest Chevrolet Corvairs in existence, including the last surviving Corvair...