Renowned car collector Peter Gleeson has been named the 2016 Master Collector by ACM, which will feature his collection at the Museum throughout the next year.
Gleeson is a well-known member of the Seattle automotive community and an avid BMW road car and motorcycle collector. His 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile was recently the runner-up in the “100 Years of BMW” class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Click here to meet the Master Collectors.
ACM is celebrating Tacoma Arts Month with events that honor the art of the automobile all month long! All events are FREE with Museum admission!
October 1 - 31
CARS AS ART SCAVENGER HUNT
A special "Cars as Art" scavenger hunt will be available during the month of October from Guest Services in the Lobby.
IF CARS COULD TALK – CLASSIC BRIGHTWORK
Back by popular demand, Doug McDonnell will discuss the art of automotive “brightwork” such as chrome designs, emblems, hood ornaments and other elegant exterior decorations.
ACM’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad and 1966 Ford Mustang from The Drive Home will in attendance and you are invited to bring your vintage vehicle to join us at the Shell station at 12653 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien, WA! There is reserved parking for 8 collector vehicles. RSVP now to reserve your spot at RSVP@americascarmuseum.org.
Cruise-Ins at ACM are FREE, family-friendly car shows and everyone is welcome to come check out the vintage vehicles on display! Enjoy music by DJ Fred, BBQ from Gravediggers, free coffee and cookies, and enter to win a door prize or People's Choice awards!
The Drive Home II will feature ACM’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang, all of which completed the first “The Drive Home” in early 2016, from the Museum to Detroit.
Enthusiasts and car clubs can join TDH II’s cars and coffee events, happy hours and get-togethers in cities along the tour, including Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and four Michigan cities: Traverse City, Lansing, Birmingham and a big celebration in Detroit.
Stay updated on The Drive Home II by clicking here and don't forget to follow ACM on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.
This 1969 MG C was acquired by the donor’s father, Frank Travis in 1994 who enjoyed driving and showing the car with MG club events. Frank maintained the car in perfect working order. The car is painted in its original color, Tartan Red. Click here to read more about the 1969 MG C Roadster.
DECEMBER 14 | RSVP NOW
Meeting and socializing with fellow enthusiasts is at the heart and soul of the collector car experience. We invite Club Auto members and above and a guest to join us for this Happy Hour gathering.
Hands-on, career-based education is critical to our automotive heritage and your car’s future! Never thought about your car’s future? Today is the day! Click here to learn more about the RPM Foundation.
By the time Wally was 8, he could name every make, model and year of American car made between the 40's – 50's. He is also the recent winner of the President's Award for exceptional service at this year's Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at ACM. Read more about Wally's love affair with the automobile.
October 13 - EDUCATOR NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM at Tacoma Art Museum Every year, Tacoma area museums come together to host Educator Night at the Museum, an exciting opportunity for area educators to relax and mingle while learning more about the resources and programs offered by prominent organizations in the Puget Sound area.
November 04 - TOOLS OF THE TRADE - EXCLUSIVE MEMBER PREVIEW As a benefit of membership, Bronze Key Drivers and above are invited to an exclusive member preview of the Tools of the Trade exhibit. Not a member? Join today! Silver Key members are invited to bring two guests to the exhibit preview.Upgrade your membership for this additional benefit.
November 05 - TOOLS OF THE TRADE - MEMBER EARLY ACCESS Not able to make it to the exclusive member preview? All ACM members are invited to view the Tools of the Trade exhibit before it opens to the
public. Not a member? Join today!
November 05 - TOOLS OF THE TRADE - POWERING THE WORKING CLASS EXHIBIT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC Tools of the Trade will tell the story of the steadfast work vehicles that formed the backbone of American commerce in the first half of the 20th century. Rough, rugged and no-nonsense, the trucks and specialty vehicles on display will provide a fascinating look at the culture of the time as told through the lens of these unique vehicles.
November 29 - #GIVINGTUESDAY It’s a simple idea. On Tuesday, November 29 come together with ACM supporters across the country to give for one common purpose: to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile.
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