America’s Largest Car Museum Opens Tomorrow
If you’re from the Seattle/Tacoma area, then you’re more fortunate than the rest of us, because opening tomorrow, June 2, is LeMay Museum,
“America’s Car Museum,” located right next to the Tacoma Dome.
The building is shown in the first image above. It’s basically a beautifully crafted, four-story warehouse, holding some of the best classic and vintage cars the U.S. has ever seen. The museum was created by family and friends of Harold LeMay, the man with the largest car collection in the world. Every car inside the place was his and after he died, they wanted to honor him and celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile by sharing his collection with others and thank the car gods they did because the collection is extensive.
Take a walk through the building and you’ll find well known classics like several Model T’s, some great late-50s MOPARs, and of course some late-60s/early-70s muscle cars.
But look a bit deeper and you’ll find some seriously rare cars from America’s past including a single cylinder 1906 Cadillac Model M, a 1926 Oldsmobile Holden 30D, a beautiful 1928 Chrysler Series 72, a 1930 Duesenberg Model J, and a 1948 Tucker! In addition, there are cars from the many companies that weren’t around for too long in the beginning of the 20th century and some European cars like a Delorean, a 1965 Lotus 35, a Citroen 2CV, and a Bristol Bus.
Starting tomorrow, it will be the largest car museum in the U.S. They will be having a grand opening all this weekend and for $14, you get a slice of motoring heaven.
Photos via LeMay’s Facebook page and information via LeMay’s website.