Though its official grand opening is scheduled for August 27, the enlargement of the Traditional Automotive Membership of America Museum already is open for guests. The CCCA facility is certainly one of a number of such club-based collections housed on the grounds of the Gilmore Automotive Museum campus in Hickory Corners, Michigan.

Like many of the buildings on the campus, the newly expanded CCCA Museum is a classic barn-style construction. The enlargement options 11,000 sq. ft of show area for automobiles and for a brand new Artwork in Movement interactive exhibit which joins a number of automobiles and a show on designers within the authentic rotunda.

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1938 Packard 12 takes a spot within the expanded museum
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    1932 Pierce-Arrow and 1940 Packard 180
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    Margaret Dunning’s 1930 Cadillac 353
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1929 Lincoln Mannequin L and 1939 Buick Salon Tourer
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    Interactive show of mascot
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    Interactive show of car structure
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1926 Wills Sainte Claire T-6
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    Barn-style enlargement
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    Barrett Barn was reassembled on web site to deal with museum in 1987
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1929 Wire L29 limo, and be aware megaphone close to driver’s left ear for directions from contained in the passenger compartment

The official grand opening begins August 27 with a driving tour to historic Marshall, Michigan. The ribbon chopping and “grand salon” celebration happen August 28 on the expanded museum. 

Then, on August 30, a driving tour begins to Traverse Metropolis, Michigan, with dinner on the Hagerty automotive assortment. On August 31 and September 1, the tour goes to historic Mackinac Island, the place automobiles are banned and journey is by horse-drawn carriages. The group heads again to Traverse Metropolis on September 2 and on to Hickory Corners on September 3.

Harley-Davidson museum increasing

Harley-Davidson 'The Garage'
Artist conception of the museum’s new ‘Storage’ | Harley-Davidson Museum photograph

The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee has damaged floor for a brand new “Storage,” an 8,000-square-foot occasion area designed to host company occasions, weddings and extra with floor-to-ceiling views of the Menomonee Valley. The ability, on the museum’s 20-acre campus, is predicted to be prepared for occasions in spring 2022.

Bookings could be scheduled by 1903 Occasions.

ACD gives out of doors film nights

The Auburn Wire Duesenberg Vehicle Museum in northeast Indiana has added three out of doors film nights to its summer season calendar. Sharing an general theme of the “Duesies & Films” sequence are The Princess and the Frog (July 17), Dick Tracy (August 21) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (September 18). The drive-in fashion films will likely be proven on a big display within the museum’s schooling plaza with sound through a devoted FM channel. Admission is free.

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Corvette museum milestone

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John and Gina Engel are 14,000 Corvette patrons to take supply on the museum as a substitute of at their native dealership | Museum photograph

When John and Gina Engel lately took supply of their 2021 Chevrolet Corvette coupe on the Nationwide Corvette Museum, it marked the 14,000th such museum supply of America’s sports activities automobiles. It additionally marked the Engels’ first go to to the museum. 

The museum-delivery possibility (R8C) was launched in 1995 and presently prices $995, and consists of particular therapy for the day together with a VIP tour of the museum and an orientation to the automobile. Museum supply could be organized by all Chevy dealerships promoting the Corvette.

Particular occasions this weekend

The Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario, phases its Third Thursday Zoom lecture at 7 p.m. on July 15 and can characteristic Sando Piszar, vice chairman of GM Canada, on “The Way forward for the GM Oshawa.”

The Simeone Basis Automotive Museum hosts the 4th annual Philadelphia Concours d’Class on July 17.

The California Vehicle Museum in Sacramento options Kimberly Reed Edwards’ new e book, Sacramento Motorcycling, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 17, with the writer talking on the realm’s early motorcycling pioneers. 

Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, California, hosts Harold Osmer and his The place They Raced: Flip 3 e book from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. on July 17.

It’s “Merely Vauxhall” on July 17 on the Nationwide Motor Museum in Beaulieu, UK, the place Vauxhall automobiles will collect for a present. The next day, the museum hosts its “Merely Ford” showcase.

Barn Discover Hunter Tom Cotter and his 1952 Cunningham C3 would be the featured visitors July 18 at a particular automobiles and occasional on the Seal Cove Auto Museum in Maine.

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Mark your calendar

Stahls Auto Assortment in Michigan phases its Autos for Autism occasion July 22 with Wayne Carini among the many featured visitors and with a tour of Jay Leno’s storage as a prize.

On July 23 it’s Princesses On Parade and a Fairytale Brunch on the Gilmore Automotive Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. the occasion runs from 9: 30 a.m. till 3 p.m.

Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, California, hosts Bruce Meyer and options Ken Gross’ newest e book, Duece! 1932 Ford Sizzling Rods and the Bruce Meyer Assortment, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. on July 24.

It’s “Merely Japanese” on July 25 on the Nationwide Motor Museum in Beaulieu, UK, the place automobiles from Japanese automakers will collect for a present. Contained in the museum, a really early 1935 Datsun Kind 14 sedan will likely be on show.

The inaugural North East Motor Sports activities Museum rally-tour Across the Lake is scheduled for July 31. The occasion begins on the museum in Loudon, New Hampshire, and can take scenic roads to the Classic Racing Stables automotive assortment in Sanbornton. The occasion is proscribed to 1972 or earlier automobiles.

The Mustang Proprietors Museum in Harmony, North Carolina, is organizing a highway journey to the Woodward Dream Cruise within the northern Detroit suburbs. Automobiles will collect in Dayton, Ohio, on August 17, go to the Gale Halderman Museum, after which head to Dearborn, Michigan. 

With so many occasions canceled throughout 2020, the British Motor Museum at Gaydon will flip the Gaydon Land Rover Present scheduled for July 31-August 1 into the Fiftieth-plus-one anniversary for the off-road automaker. “We’re trying ahead to having a belated birthday celebration,” mentioned present supervisor Tom Caren.

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It’s “Merely Audi” on August 1 on the Nationwide Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England.

It’s Supercar Weekend August 7-8 on the Nationwide Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England, the place greater than 900 of the world’s highest-performance automobiles are set for present, for demonstration runs and for “sound-off” competitors.

1966 Triumph T120
1966 Triumph T120 | Museum photograph

Opening August 19 on the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in Cleveland: “12 months of the Bike,” a touring exhibit from the Barber Classic Motorsports Museum in Alabama. The showcase would be the first for 2-wheelers on the Ohio museum. When the touring exhibit departs, the Crawford will unveil its personal “Open Street: The Lure of Motorcycling in Ohio” exhibition. 

It’s AutoFest 2021 on August 22 on the Newport Automotive Museum in Rhode Island, the place the Mass Cruisers Auto Membership (that’s Mass as in brief for Massachusetts) phases a showcase that includes greater than 500 automobiles.

The annual Saratoga Motorcar Public sale on the Saratoga Vehicle Museum in upstate New York is scheduled for September 24-25.

The AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, resumes its annual “Evening on the Museum” fundraiser on October 6 with a theme of “Automobiles and Nation Music.” Troy Engle and Southern Skies will carry out at an occasion that additionally would be the kickoff to “Fall Hershey.”

Does your native automotive museum have particular occasions or exhibitions deliberate? Tell us. E-mail larrye@classiccars.com