History of the Car - from "0-100" in 130 Years

Variations of the car have been around since the invention of the wheel and although there is no definitive record of how we humans progressed from running around barefoot to capturing and taming wild horses and eventually driving around in a 750 hp Ferrari (well, I do admit that is only the lucky few) it is always fun to look back at the progression of these vehicles of which, let's face it, not many of us can live without. Records show that the wheel was first used as early as 3500 BC in Mesopotamia with the spoked designs making their debut on the Egyptian chariots of 2000 BC. Fast forward 4,000 years or so and you will find a veritable smorgersbord of Classic Cars through the ages. Unless you live on Sark there is a pretty good chance that there is some sort of car parked in the driveway, in the garage or out on the street. Far from becoming a luxury for the idle rich, the motor car is now an essential part of our everyday lives.

Simultaneous Development

The history of the car cannot be tied down to one year, one town, one factory or even one country. The car developed simultaneously throughout Britain, Europe, the United States and the rest of the world with each country being proud of their individual collection of Classic Cars - of course, they were not "classic" when they were first developed, but many of these early classic cars are extremely sought after these days. Cast your mind back to the great Henry Ford (okay, maybe you were not around in 1909 but you have probably heard about it) - "you can have it in any colour just so long as it is black" - classic.

European car manufacturers were each becoming known for their unique and individual styles which were said to mirror the personalities and quirks of their countrymen.

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The Europeans

The Italians, of course, are car mad, well, to be a little more precise they are sports car and Ferrari mad - built with the flair, the passion, the hot Italian blood - the Prancing Horse - blood red and enough to awaken the loins of all true blooded Italians and petrol heads the world over. Italy may be most well known for the Ferrari, the Lamborghini and the Maserati but don't forget the Fiat, definitely a little more "middle of the road" don't you think? Even Italians realize that the car is not only designed to get from "A" to "B" with as much style as possible, you also need somewhere to carry the pasta after a trip from the Supermercato!

The French have the Peugeot, the Renault and the Citroen to name but a few of the most popular and well established cars to this day. Maybe they do not have quite the same style as the Ferrari or the Maserati but do not forget the Citroen 2CV - okay, perhaps that is not quite the image they were hoping to be remembered for but it really is only one step up from the old French "monsieur" riding his bicycle with a beret and a string of onions - oh la la! Joking aside the French really were pioneers in the history of the classic car - many other nations followed where Renault led!

Automotive Legends

As long as man has been driving cars there have been cars which dreams have been made of. Manufacturers have been constantly trying to make them faster, smarter, dreamier - there are automotive legends from every single era - Bugatti, Ferrari, Bentley. Many of these really "super" supercars were manufactured in extremely small numbers making them even more desirable, more expensive, a greater status symbol. Although many of these original "limited editions" have been lost to history there are still a few around to this day. So here's my list of Worldwide Classic Car Museums, so if you find yourself in foreign parts one day and have the urge for some Classic Car History, you'll find all the information you need to make a visit! Personally I've only been to 3 on the list but there are certainly a few here that I will need to visit in the future. I hope you have as much fun looking at the Museums as I did compiling the list.

- Tim Williams - March 2014

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Argentina

Museo Juan Manuel Fangio

Dardo Rocha (18) esq. Mitre (17), Balcarce, Buenos Aires Province.

The Museo Juan Manuel Fangio (Juan Manuel Fangio Museum), is a museum of motor racing cars, dedicated to Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio and located in Balcarce, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The museum opened in 1986, in the presence of 5-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio. Located just . . . .

Australia

National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

Cnr Willis & Cimitiere Sts, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250.

A place where memories come alive! Come and experience the history, elegance and style of one of Australia's most significant motoring collections. The museum comes alive with four sensational theme displays each year as well as constantly changing exhibits in the main hall and a mezzanine floor packed with . . . .

Palmer Motorama

1 Warran Road, Yaroomba Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573.

This is an on- and off-exhibition of Clive Palmer's 40-strong vintage car collection, which is being displayed at his Palmer Coolum . . . .

Como Gardens Museum Automobilia

79 Basin Olinda Rd, The Basin 3154, Victoria.

The museum houses some 16 odd cars, many of early historic significance as they played a major role in pioneering what we enjoy today in modern motoring. In referring to few of these, it is appropriate that we commence with the earliest example, an 1896 Benz Velo. This car was purchased by phone hook-up in . . . .

Austria

Rolls-Royce Museum

Gütle 11a, 6850 Dornbirn.

Sir Henry Royce said “Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble”.
A shady road alongside the Dornbirner Ache (river) will take you to the entrance to the Rappenlochschlucht. There, right opposite the Eastern Alp's largest gorge, is a 160-year-old building complex, telling a lot . . . .

Villach Vehicle Museum

Draupromenade 12, A-9500 Villach.

The Villach Vehicle Museum is a privately owned technical museum located in the village of Zauchen near Villach. The museum was founded in 1987 and today it has a lot of classic vehicles (automobiles, Motor Cycles, scooters and mopeds) and some classic consumer electronic (radio, TV, computer etc.) of all . . . .

Belgium

AutoWorld Museum Brussels

Parc du Cinquantenaire 11 - Jubelpark 11, 1000 Brussels.

Founded in 1986, The Autoworld Automobile Museum is located in the South Hall of the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels Belgium. A prestigious building, built in 1880 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the Kingdom of Belgium. It was in this space that the first auto shows of Belgium . . . .

Mahy Classic Car Collection

Rue Erna 3, 7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut.

There was once ... the Mahy collection, unmatched by its versatility, unique in the world! Everything that relates to the automobile and road transport since 1895 is represented Mahymobiles. Each vehicle has a story or anecdote, and everything radiates passion. The Mahy family, from Ghent in Belgium, . . . .

Museo Abarth

Guy Moerenhout Racing, Industriestraat 1, 2500 Lier Antwerp.

Guy Moerenhout was one of the very last Abarth rally racers, supported by Fiat Auto Belgio. He has been the owner of a Car & Tuning Workshop since 1971, and decided in 1997 to let everyone enjoy the benefit of his experience and knowledge about all matter Abarth. Since 2007 he is the proud owner of the . . . .

Canada

Canadian Automotive Museum

99 Simcoe Street, South Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 4G7.

In 1961, a group of Oshawa businessmen wisely decided to create the Canadian Automotive Museum. The venture was initiated mainly to preserve the automotive history of Canada and to present this history in an educational and entertaining manner. The Canadian Automotive Museum has grown in the size of the . . . .

South Peace Centennial Museum

Hwy. 43 between Hythe & Beaverlodge, Alberta.

This charming 40 acre agricultural pioneer village features hundreds of restored antique tractors, rare steam engines, stationary engines, horse drawn wagons, carriages and antique automobiles. Walk about the grounds to admire the gardens or browse the historic pioneer buildings full of antiques just the way . . . .

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

6426 40 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 0N3.

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present. Visitors will see a wide variety of vintage automobiles, Motor Cycles, bicycles, trucks, stationary engines, tractors, . . . .

Car Life Museum

18191 Trans Canada Highway, Bonshaw, PEI Canada C0A 1C0.

Car Life Museum showcases the special collection of Newton MacKay, whose mission was to preserve the vehicles of the island that time forgot. From century old farm equipment that worked the rich red soil of Prince Edward Island’s farmlands to the muscle cars that cruised country roads winding through . . . .

Cayman Islands

Cayman Motor Museum

864 North West Point Road, West Bay, Grand Cayman.

One of Grand Cayman's most unique attractions and exciting things-to-do. The Cayman Motor Museum, located on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, is a unique attraction that features some of the world's most special, rare, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. On display are 80 vehicles which collectively provide an . . . .

China

Shanghai Auto Museum

7565 Boyuan Rd, Jiading, Shanghai, China.

Shanghai Auto Museum is the first dedicated auto museum in China. It displays around 70 vehicles since the birth of automobiles. These cars cover 22 different brands and demonstrate the important stages during the auto history. Shanghai Auto Museum has five pavilions: History Pavilion, Technology Pavilion, . . . .

Sanhe Classic Car Museum

Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone, Airport Road No138, Chengdu, 51 610041.

Sanhe Group is a major car dealer in Chengdu province and the company also operates a professional workshop for restoring classic cars. In 2005, the company established Sanhe Art Museum in Sanhe Automobile Park, exhibiting the rebuilt classic cars as well as providing a communication platform for the fans of . . . .

Cyprus

The NEU Muesum of Classical and Sports Cars

International Office, Near East Boulevard Lefkosa, Mersin 10, 33010.

Along with the academic studies carried out at the Near East University, social and cultural facilities are regarded as an important part of university life. The Near East University places importance on museum facilities in order to attract attention of our people and of all humanity in global terms. The . . . .

Germany

Prototype Car Museum

Shanghaiallee 7 | When Lohseplatz, D-20457 Hamburg.

On two storeys of a century-old factory, now classed as a historic monument, the automobile collection PROTOTYP is presenting some 40 classic sports cars and automobiles of an extreme rarity, with a special emphasis on Porsche designs. Visitors can travel in time, returning to the years when cars were still . . . .

Greece

Hellenic Motor Museum

Ioulianou 33, Athens 104 33.

The Hellenic Motor Museum is a car museum in Athens. It is owned by the Theodore Charagionis' Foundation and opened in March 2011. The museum is situated in central Athens near the National Archaeological Museum, on the three top floors of the newly built Athenian Capitol shopping mall. The collection of the . . . .

Automotive Museum Nafplias

Tirinthas Agricultural School str., New Tirintha, Nafplion Greece.

The Greek Federation of Historic Vehicles Clubs (EOOE) proudly presents the Automotive Museum Nafplias. A unique of its kind residence and showroom of historic and classic vehicles that aims to show the collaboration of EOOE Members and the maintenance our cultural and industrial heritage with vehicles of . . . .

Japan

Toyota Automobile Museum

41-100 Yokomichi, Nagakute-city, Aichi Pref, 480-1118.

The Toyota Automobile Museum is dedicated to keeping the history of the automobile alive, and to enriching the future prospects of people and the automobile. People say that the world fell in love with the automobile in the 20th century. It is certainly true that the last century saw the relationship between . . . .

Netherlands

Louwman Museum

Leidsestraatweg 57, The Hague 2594.

The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and thirty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in . . . .

New Zealand

Southward Car Museum

(off State Hwy 1), Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu 5036.

Designed and built by the late Sir Len Southward, the world reknowned Southward Car Museum houses the southern hemispheres largest private car collection. The building also contains extensive conference and function facilities, a theatre (complete with operational pipe organ) and a cafe and restaurant, all . . . .

Portugal

Museu do Caramulo (Museum of Caramulo)

Rua Jean Lurçat, 42, 3475-031 Caramulo, Viseu, Portugal.

The collection of Cars, Motor Cycles and Bicycles Museum Caramulo was started by John de Lacerda, in 1955, to purchase a Ford T 1925. Since then, the collection grew, lying now on display at Caramulo. Due to the success of Caramulo Museum and its enormous prestige, this car was welcoming on deposit, thereby . . . .

South Africa

The Franschhoek Motor Museum

Franschhoek, 7690.

The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, Motor Cycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern . . . .

South Korea

Jeju Island Classic Car Museum

2060-4 Sangchang-ri Andok-myeon Seoguipo-si Jeju-do.

The Jeju Island Classic Car Museum is situated on the southern part of Jeju Island near Seogwipo. Opened in May 2008 by a private business man, the collection houses 56 Vehicles and Classic Cars from the years 1482 through to 2000. The collection includes a Jaguar MK2, Morris 8 and a 1950 Morrs Oxford which . . . .

USA

Canton Classic Car Museum

123 6th Street SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

The Canton Classic Car Museum was established by the late Marshall Belden, Sr in 1978. The museum currently exhibits forty rare and unusual classic and special interest automobiles. The gorgeous vehicles are complemented by the thousands of pieces of historical memorabilia displayed throughout the museum. . . . .

LeMay American Car Museum

2702 East D. St., Tacoma, WA 98421.

LeMay - America’s Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus - with a four-story museum as the centerpiece - ACM, situated atop Tacoma, Wash., 30 minutes south of Seattle and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, is one of the world’s largest . . . .

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

5500 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243.

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation! As you stroll through the museum, travel back in time and into the future of man’s greatest invention, the automobile! Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are . . . .

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.

Our collection features over 80 vehicles, including horseless carriages, steamers, electric cars, speedsters, cyclecars, midget racers and 30s classics. These include such rarities as an 1898 Hay Motor Vehicle, 1906 Compound, 1920 Argonne and 1921 Heine-Velox Victoria. Remarkably, all but a few of the . . . .

The International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum

3198 Speedway Blvd., Talladega AL 35161.

Located 45 miles east of Birmingham and 95 miles west of Atlanta, International Motorsports Hall of Fame contains vehicles and memorabilia from all forms of racing. In addition to historic race cars, there are muscle cars, classics and prototypes. There is also memorabilia such as helmets, uniforms, . . . .

Good Old Days Vintage Motorcar Museum

301 West Main Street, Hardy, AR 72542.

Over 50 cars on display plus automobilia dating back to early 1900s. Gift shop with memorabilia, souvenirs and models of all kinds. Cars from the teens, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. A wide variety of . . . .

The Museum of Automobiles

Petit Jean Mountain, 8 Jones Lane Morrilton, AR 72110.

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Gilmore Car Museum

6865 Hickory Road Hickory Corners, MI 49060.

The Gilmore Car Museum and its Historic Campus, hailed as one of the top car museums in the nation, is home to over 400 extraordinary vehicles and many independent automobile museums. The Mission of the Gilmore Car Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history and heritage of the American . . . .

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

The Museum that Takes you for a Ride. The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a destination for anyone who loves cars and the role they have had in our lives. The ADM and its devoted Docent Volunteers are dedicated to providing our guests with an up-close and personal look into the lives of the original . . . .

BlackHawk Automotive Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506.

The Blackhawk Museum is located in the Bay Area's Tri-Valley on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay Hills. Less than an hour from San Francisco and San Jose, the Tri-Valley provides many opportunities for an entertaining day out. The Livermore wine growing region is less than a half an hour to the . . . .

Murphy Auto Museum

2230 Statham Blvd. Oxnard, California 93033.

The non-profit Murphy Auto Museum is a new collection of over 40 cars displayed by many collectors from the tri-county area. It houses a wide variety of classic, milestone and special interest vehicles, including a collection of Packards from 1941-1956. Many great cars have been tucked away in garages . . . .

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

Gate 1 Fairplex Ground, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Building 3A, Pomona CA, 91768.

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by theAutomobile Club of Southern California, long a dream of NHRA founder Wally Parks, opened to the public April 4, 1998, after years of planning and months of hard work cataloging and arranging the exhibit. Housed in a 28,500-square-foot building on the . . . .

The Riverside International Automotive Museum

815 Marlborough Avenue Riverside, CA 92507.

The Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM), located in Riverside, CA pays tribute to the rich racing heritage of Southern California. The Riverside International Automotive Museum, or RIAM, is a non-profit corporation, located in Riverside, California, dedicated to; "Preserving the memory of . . . .

California Automobile Museum

2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818-1106.

The number one classic, antique, and vintage car sales place in Sacramento. We offer excellent service, low cost consignment options, and speedy sales for all of our customers. Whether you are in the market to buy, sell, consign, or donate, CAM Car Sales is here to help. This is an excellent way to support . . . .

San Diego Auto Museum

2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101.

The San Diego Automotive Museum located in beautiful Balboa Park offers a wonderful selection of vintage and classic American and European vehicles and Motor Cycles. The San Diego Automotive Museum is a museum that features a collection of cars and Motor Cycles that highlight automotive culture throughout . . . .

Canepa Motorsports Museum

4900 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. 95066.

Canepa provides exceptional automobiles and world-class services to enthusiasts around the globe, featuring: Investment Quality Automobiles, Concours Restoration Services, Vintage Race Preparation, Vehicle Customization, State-of-the-Art Transporters. Since 1980, Canepa has been restoring the highest quality . . . .

The Nethercutt Museum and Collection

15151 Bledsoe Street Sylmar, CA 91342 Nethercutt Collection: 15200 Bledsoe Street Sylmar, CA 91342.

The Nethercutt Collection features rare collectibles ranging from mechanical musical instruments and antique furniture to the true heart of the collection: over 250 American and European automobiles dating from 1898 to 1997. Founder J.B. Nethercutt spent a lifetime establishing this collection of historic . . . .

Toyota USA Automobile Museum

19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

Looking back while Moving Forward. Toyota’s rich U.S. history spans more than 55 years. To honor that journey of continued excellence, we have created a showcase of our most memorable automobiles. These vintage vehicles trace Toyota’s amazing impact on America, starting as an unknown company in . . . .

Motorsports Barber Vintage Museum

6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, AL.

We are dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of Motor Cycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. Home to the world’s best Motor Cycle collection, the museum now has over 1200 vintage and modern Motor Cycles and racecars and the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as . . . .

The Cussler Museum

14959 W. 69th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80007.

The Cussler Museum is dedicated to the preservation of astounding rare and vintage automobiles from all over the world. This extensive collection of over 100 significant automobiles, ranging in years from 1906 to 1965, was started by renowned best-selling author Clive . . . .

Club Auto Colorado Car Museum

11100 W 8th Ave., Suite 200 Lakewood, CO 80215.

Club Auto Colorado brings a premier collector car storage and clubhouse facility to the greater Denver metro area. Our 15,000 sq. ft. facility is minutes away from both downtown to the East, and the winding mountain roads to the West. Only 40 minutes from Denver International Airport and near several . . . .

LeMay Americas Car Museum

2702 East D. Street, Tacoma, WA 98421.

LeMay - America’s Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus - with a four-story museum as the centerpiece - ACM, situated atop Tacoma, Wash., 30 minutes south of Seattle and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, is one of the world’s largest . . . .

Club Auto Kirkland

11200 Kirkland Way, Kirkland, WA 98033.

A place for car clubs and car enthusiasts alike to keep one another informed about the latest happenings in their car club community! Our Club Auto facilities provide members with collector car storage, as well as a great place to relax, meet and socialize with like-minded enthusiasts, forge friendships and . . . .

The Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

1527 Packard Avenue (SW 1st Avenue) Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315.

The Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is the vision of collector Arthur Stone. His own words describe it best. 'I felt all through my career the car that always dominated the luxury market while I was growing up was the Packard automobile, because of its engineering and elegance. Wherever you went in the . . . .

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd. Pinellas Park, Florida 33782.

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum opened to the public on March 19, 2005. It is located in Pinellas County, Florida, home of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, and just a short drive from Tampa. The museum is adjacent to the parent company, Polypack, a manufacturer of automatic packaging . . . .

Volo Auto Museum

27582 Volo VIllage Road, Volo, IL 60073.

Established in 1960 by the Grams family, the Volo Auto Museum collector car dealerships draws international attention to the beautiful country village of Volo, Illinois. With over 300 classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood cars on display and for sale, we are rated #2 auto museum in the world. See the George . . . .

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

1600 South Wayne Street, Auburn, Indiana, 46706.

Experience the passion as you step back through time to the golden era of automobiles. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday. Touring the museum will give you an impression of what a day at Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the 1930s. Beloved: a National Historic . . . .

Hoestetlers Hudson Museum

760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, Indiana 46565.

What started with a single vehicle more than 25 years ago has grown to include the largest collection of Hudson automobiles in the world. The collection includes the Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Railton, and Dover brands. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to take a closer look at each and every vehicle in . . . .

Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum

5634 CR 11-A Auburn, IN 46706.

The Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum features a variety of vehicles to entertain the whole family and is also home to the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame, and the Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum. All under one roof you can enjoy the classic beauty of a Duesenberg, and feel the . . . .

Studebaker National Museum

201 South Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601.

The Studebaker National Museum is a state-of-the-art, 55,000-square-foot facility that opened in October 2005. The building has three levels and features fully climate-controlled galleries and storage facilities to ensure the best possible care for the Collection. The Studebaker National Museum was designed . . . .

National Corvette Museum

350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

Since 1953 the Corvette has been America's Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette. Corvette enthusiasts from . . . .

Swopes Cars of Yesteryear Museum

1100 North Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.

The Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum is located at 1100 North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. We are a family friendly place and we welcome you to visit our museum to view our collection of cars. Welcome to the Swope Auto Museum, home to many cars of yesteryear. Our museum features antique cars . . . .

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is home to "America’s Oldest Car Collection". For more than 85 years the Larz Anderson Auto Museum has been supporting the community through a variety of educational programs, exhibits, and lectures. Today the Museum's primary goal is its continued support of the community . . . .

Cole Land Transportation Museum

405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401.

Our Mission. To preserve the vehicles; those who made, used and maintained them; and challenge children to higher aspirations. Statement of Purpose. To collect, preserve, and display (before they disappear forever) a cross section of Maine's land transportation equipment from which this and future . . . .

Owls Head Transportation Museum

PO Box 277, 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display. The Aircraft Collection contains replicas and originals representing the first . . . .

Walter P Chrysler Museum

One Chrysler Drive, CIMS 488-00-00 Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2778.

The Walter P. Chrysler Museum stands in honor of one man’s journey to become an auto industry giant. Our spectacular collection, which spans more than a century, showcases the achievements of the company he founded and the importance of these vehicles in creating today’s society. ABOUT THE . . . .

Automotive Hall of Fame

21400 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124.

They were called "Automobile Old Timers" The 1939 New York World's Fair was the first exposition to be based on the future. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all gave visitors a glimpse of new technologies from "the world of tomorrow." At this same time, a group of men met in New York City just a few miles . . . .

Henry Ford Museum

20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124-5029.

It began as a simple yet bold idea to document the genius of ordinary people by recognizing and preserving the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. It grew into the ultimate place to explore what Americans past and present have imagined and invented - a remarkable destination that brings . . . .

Classic Car Club of America Museum

P.O. Box 2113 6865 W. Hickory Road, Hickory Corners Dearborn, MI 48123.

"Dedicated to the discovery, procurement and preservation of automobilia, notable automobiles, artifacts and documents from the Classic Era." Perhaps you've heard that the Classic Car Club of America has a terrific museum but, unless you’ve been there, you probably don’t know much about it. It . . . .

Kemp Auto Museum

16955 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005.

Step inside the Kemp Auto Museum and explore one of the finest collections of Mercedes Benz in the world. The Kemp Auto Museum displays historically significant and artistically inspired automobiles from the very earliest to the contemporary for public enjoyment and educational enrichment. The Kemp . . . .

Tupelo Automobile Museum

1 Otis Boulevard, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804.

Featuring 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays. Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of over 100 years of automobile design and engineering. Your self-guided tour begins with an 1886 Benz, . . . .

Memory Lane Museum

769 River Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28117.

Memory Lane Museum offers a unique experience for all patrons, one you won't forget. Located in Mooresville, NC just 30 minutes north of Charlotte, NC, the Museum offers over 150 exhibits tracing the history of the automobile. Memory Lane offers a wide range of collectibles on display ensuring everyone will . . . .

Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum

263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203.

The Museum building at the corner of Seneca Street and Michigan Avenue, in downtown Buffalo (once a Mack Truck dealership and showroom), opened in 2001. Jim Sandoro and his wife, Mary Ann, have spent more than 40 years collecting memorabilia, antique vehicles and historic artifacts to visually display the . . . .

Northeast Classic Car Museum

24 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

The Northeast Classic Car Museum is an educational facility that collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits vehicles related to the evolution of transportation, with particular emphasis on the role of the automobile and its impact on American culture. The Northeast Classic Car Museum is a 501(c)3 . . . .

Saratoga Automobile Museum

110 Ave of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866.

The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to . . . .

Crawford Auto Aviation Museum

10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection is the centerpiece of this major exhibition. Setting the World in Motion explores the impact of auto and aviation technologies on Northeast Ohio during the first half of the 20th Century. The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection represents Northeast Ohio's vital role in . . . .

National Packard Museum

1899 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483.

The National Packard Museum's Mission is to preserve the Packard Legacy, to recognize Packard's influence on transportation and industrial history, and to educate current and future generations. We carry out our mission through the operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, and exhibits a . . . .

America on Wheels

5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102.

America On Wheels offers a glimpse of the past, present and future of the nation's over-the-road transportation system and preserve its history by looking back in time, collecting valuable artifacts and vehicles and illustrating the tremendous impact transportation has had on people's daily lives. How big is . . . .

Boyertown Museum Historic Vehicles

85 S Walnut St, Boyertown, PA 19512.

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles houses dozens of automobiles, trucks, and Motor Cycles that were manufactured right here in Pennsylvania while the industry was still in its infancy. Prior to that time, the region produced multitudes of horse-drawn vehicles, of which many examples can be found at . . . .

Antique Auto Club of America

161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.

The AACA Museum is dedicated to the Celebration, Preservation, Education, and Display of the American Motor Vehicle history that provides value for our members, hobbyists, and the public. The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) originated the concept of a collector-oriented automotive museum as a . . . .

The Swigart Museum

12031 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

The William E. Swigart Automobile Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation of the American automobile history. Our remarkable collections have existed for more than 85 years, beginning as a private passion of our founder W. Emmert Swigart. His son, William E. Swigart, Jr., fell . . . .

Rolls-Royce Foundation Museum

189 Hempt Road Mechanicsburg, PA. 17050.

The Rolls-Royce Foundation is an independent non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the heritage of Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars. The Rolls-Royce Foundation Museum Library and Research Center in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is a non-profit organization and is . . . .

The Simeone Foundation Museum

6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153.

The Simeone Automotive Museum, Philadelphia, is one of the greatest collections of racing sports cars in the world. Assembled by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 60 of the rarest racing cars ever built. From the dawn of the automotive era, racing has been used to . . . .

Lane Motor Museum

702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.

In 2002, Jeff Lane established Lane Motor Museum. Jeff has been an automotive enthusiast since an early age. He began restoring his first car-a 1955 MG TF-when he was a teen. His personal collection was the donation that began the foundation. Lane Motor Museum unveiled its collection to the public in October . . . .

Dicks Classic Garage

120 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX.

Dick's Classic Garage is a part of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History. Founded in 1980, the museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of the history of the automobile. Originally opened in Rosanky, the museum is now located in San Marcos, TX. We are a 501(c)3, non-profit organization . . . .

Classic Car International Museum

355 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84015.

Classic Cars Int’l is a classic car museum located in Salt Lake City, Utah which boasts a collection of over 200 classic and iconic cars from the last century. Including an Edsel convertible, 1929 Duesenburg, Corvette C1 and a 1937 Rolls Royce. All proceeds from the museum are donated to the Utah . . . .

Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey

1800 Bay Ave. Building #13 Point Pleasant, NJ 08742.

Although there are museums and attractions throughout the state that contain antique cars, there is not one true public antique automobile museum in all of New Jersey. All museums are a necessity, for they play a vital role in the nation's educational system. They add a more tangible dimension to what can be . . . .

Northwest Vintage Car and Motor Cycle Museum

3995 Brooklake Rd., NE Brooks, OR 97303.

The Northwest Vintage Car & Motor Cycle Museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of people who are interested in vintage cars, trucks, and Motor Cycles. We are dedicated to providing a public facility for the preservation and display of automobiles and Motor Cycles from the past. The NWVCMM . . . .

Kokomo Automotive Museum

1500 N. Reed Road, Kokomo, IN 46901.

Think about the impact that automobiles have had on American industry and culture. For some, the automobile represents a manufacturing livelihood. In Kokomo, IN where the museum is located, generations of families made their living by working at Chrysler or Delco. This once automotive town, tagged as the . . . .

MoMAs Car Collection

11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497.

MoMA was the first art museum to collect and exhibit automobiles as examples of functional design. The Cisitalia '202' GT (1946) was the first vehicle to enter the collection, in 1972, and MoMA has organized nine automotive exhibitions, beginning with the landmark presentation Eight Automobiles in 1951. More . . . .

The Mullin Automotive Museum

1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033.

For me the French automobiles of the 1920s and 1930s represent the pinnacle of 20th Century art and design. As an avid collector, the preservation of these rolling sculptures for the enjoyment of future generations is both a responsibility and a pleasure. I relish the stewardship and preservation of their . . . .

Deer Park Car Museum

29013 Champagne Blvd. Escondido, CA 92026.

The Auto Museum features hundreds of vehicles and Americana collections, and is the recipient of the Antique Automobile Club of America trophy for excellence. Renown collections include a world-famous collection of American convertible cars, vintage radios, TV, antique bicycles, appliances, cameras, tube . . . .

Justice Brothers Racing Museum and Private Collection

2734 Huntington Drive Duarte, CA 91010.

The Justice Brothers were associated with cars and speed since the earliest years of their life. Growing up tn Paola, Kansas, they started driving before they were teenagers. The lure of the car crazy culture of Southern California called and Ed Justice, Sr. responded by driving out on the famed Route 66 to . . . .

Forney Museum of Transportation

4303 Brighton Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80216.

Anything on Wheels! Antique Cars, Locomotives, Buggies, Bicycles, Motor Cycles, Rare & Exotic vehicles, and more... The Forney Transportation Museum is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 500 exhibits relating to historical transportation. It began with antique cars, but soon expanded to include vehicles of . . . .

Dougherty Museum

8306 North 107th Street, Longmont, CO 80504.

The Dougherty Museum houses a collection of beautifully restored antique automobiles, including models powered by steam, electricity and early internal combustion types. Many of the cars date back 100 years and are in running order. Museum Highlights. Among the collection is a 1902 Mobile Steamer owned by . . . .

Hartungs Automotive Museum

3623 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, Ill. 60025.

A private museum with more than 100 antique autos, trucks, tractors and Motor Cycles, many unrestored. Discover a little niche of Americana and harken back to the bygone days of antique automobiles by visiting Hartung's License Plate and Auto Museum. On display are more than 150 antique autos, trucks, . . . .

Wheels O Time Museum

1710 W Woodside Drive, Dunlap, IL 61525.

In 1979 two guys, living in the Peoria, Illinois area, needed storage space for a number of collector cars, especially Packards. They started thinking about a building on the north edge of the city. Nothing suitable could be found so they started thinking about erecting a building. They found a 5 acre tract . . . .

Gateway Auto Museum

43224 Highway 141 P.O. Box 339 Gateway, Colorado 81522.

The Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum is pleased to present one of the finest collections of American automobiles in existence today. With more than fifty vehicles from the privately owned Hendricks Collection on display at any given time - the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum tells a story - the story of . . . .

Humboldt Museum

175 Museum Ln., P.O. Box 819 Winnemucca, NV 89446.

Just above the site where thousands of wagon trains forded the Humboldt River on the long trek to California, sits the Humboldt Museum. The modern brick building mirrors its historic predecessor, a church turned museum. Together, the buildings house the story of the community. Remains from the Ice Age of . . . .

Elwood Haynes Museum

1915 S. Webster, Kokomo, IN 46902.

Elwood Haynes was born of English ancestry in Portland, Indiana on October 14, 1857. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1881, where he discovered tungston chrome steel. In 1884, he attended Johns Hopkins University for post graduate studies. He was the "Father of . . . .

The Hemken Collection

202 Main Street, Williams, Iowa 50271.

A wonderland for the vintage car enthusiast. Vintage car enthusiasts will enjoy this museum featuring American convertibles of marques ranging from Chevys to Lincolns to Hudsons to Packards from 1947 and 1948. The cars comprise the nucleus of the collection of Daryl Hemken. The collection is housed in . . . .

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Emirates National Auto Museum

South of Abu Dhabi, on the E65 road to Liwa Oasis.

The Emirates National Auto Museum is an amazing private collection of H. H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. The collection houses a vast array of cars and other vehicles; some seemingly bought from owners there and then, such as a customised camper van, others received as presents from all around the . . . .

Al Ain Classic Cars Museum

P.O. Box 84944, Al Ain St, United Arab Emirates.

The Al Ain Classic Car Museum was established by Rashid M. Al-Tamimi, on 2nd of December 2009. The museum currently exhibits 25 rare and unusual classic and hereitage cars collected and restored from differrent parts of UAE used in the last 40 years. The gorgeous vehicles are complemented by the thousands of . . . .

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