Museums in United States
The Antique Car Museum of Iowa showcases over eighty automobiles dating from 1899 to 1995 as well as an original Skelly gas station, and a collection of antique Iowa license plates.
"Main exhibit is "Jumbo", which is a 1911 Robinson Chemical Fire Engine completely restored by the City of Staunton Volunteer Fire Department. It is the only surviving fire truck of its kind in existence. This truck was the first motorized fire truck of its kind to be used in the State of Virginia. The fire department itself is one of the oldest in the State, organized in 1790"
This museum, located in Bay City, Michigan, is home to over 60 motorized fire trucks – the largest collection of fire trucks in the world. The museum also contains more than 12,000 antique and collectible toys, many of them fire, police and rescue vehicles.
The collection is an eclectic one with cars ranging in age from a 1910 International to a Ferrari Testarossa. The premiere mark in the collection is Studebaker. The family had a long and fruitful relationship with Studebaker, dating from 1923 to 1956. Twenty-eight Studebakers are on display ranging from a 1915 SD4 Touring car to a 1964 GT Hawk. There are many Studebakers from the 20's and 30's, considered the heyday for Studebaker. Also on display is an example of the famous Raymond Lowey designed 1953 Coupe plus a Lowey designed Avanti.
The Artcar Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art. The Museum features the most imaginative, elaborate, and artfully constructed art cars, low riders, and mobile contraptions, as well as displaying exhibitions of art by local, national, and international artists of all media. It expouses an aesthetic that draws from the traditions of the both fine and public art.
When the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum first opened its doors to the public at 12 o’clock noon on July 6, 1974, an era of exciting automotive history came brilliantly to life. That summer Saturday was the culmination of dreams, held by many, that a permanent institution would be created as a lasting tribute to Auburn’s rich motorcar heritage. Never before had there been proposed an automobile museum inhabiting the auto builder’s original factory showroom building.
The Audrain Automobile Museum was established in 2014 with the mission of preserving and presenting Newport's automotive history while connecting and engaging with other local non-profits and the community as a whole. With access to collections of over 2000 cars, the Museum presents three curated thematic exhibits per year that runs parallel with American history. The Museum is unique in the way that it remains committed to telling stories that connect the history of automobiles with American culture.
The Auto World Museum features Mr. William E. Backer’s vintage automobile Collection and reflects his and his daughter’s, Vicki Backer McDaniel’s vision. A "home grown" engineer, Bill is a highly successful local manufacturer, businessman, and automobile collector. Bill spent his life collecting the amazing cars he loves. He has now entrusted this remarkable collection to our foundation to insure these automotive treasures are preserved and available all to see.
"The Automotive Hall of Fame is both a visitor attraction and an educational resource for inspiring others to higher levels of achievement in their own work and lives. Visitors will experience automotive history through visual and interactive exhibits, automobiles and authentic artifacts. To educate and encourage the next generation of industry participants, school groups can visit the Automotive Hall of Fame at a discounted rate." The Automotive Hall of Fame is located close to The Henry Ford Museum.
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. The collection now has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles as well as a substantial collection of Lotus and other racecars. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world. There are approximately 600 of the 1200 motorcycles on display at any given time. These bikes range from 1902 to current-year production. The common street bike is represented, as well as rare one-off Gran Prix race machinery.