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En Route - August 2015
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CARS & CIGARS
Saturday, August 1  |  6:30 - 8 pm
Limited tickets are available online or at the door, so don't miss out on El Gaucho signature appetizers, local spirits, wines and brews, Montecristo cigars, BMW displays and live music outdoors on the Anderson Plaza at America’s Car Museum!
 
          
VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL: The MEET at ACM
Saturday, August 22   |   10 am - 4 pm
Featured Marque - Indian® Motorcycles 1901 - 1990
Raffle for a 2015 Indian® Chief® Vintage Motorcycle
Seattle Cossack Acrobatic Drill Team
Thrilling Demo Rides
Free Seminars
Vendor Booths
Food Trucks
Live Music
Learn more about this year’s event, purchase tickets or sign up for the Sunday Ride at vintagemotorcyclefestival.com.
FEATURED AUTO
ENTER TO WIN:
2015 Indian® Chief® Vintage Motorcycle


A look that takes signature pieces of our storied past and brings them back in all the right ways. Desert Tan Genuine Leather saddlebags, chrome front end and an air-cooled Thunder Stroke® 111 Engine that look like they're straight out of an old photo. Even though the Chief Vintage borrows a few iconic styling cues from history, every ride is brand new.

SPECIFICATIONS
111 cu. in. Thunder Stroke® engine   //   ABS   //   Cruise Control   //   Quick-Release Bags   //   Full Chrome Front End   //   Quick-Release Windshield

Enter to win a 2015 Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle!  Raffle tickets are now available for purchase at the Museum. Tickets are one for $20 or six for $100 and the winner will be drawn on August 22 at the MEET.
LUCKY'S GARAGE 
EXHIBIT OPENING

A Tribute to Harold E. LeMay
Saturday, August 29
 
Harold E. LeMay intuitively knew the power of his collection through the experiences he shared with family and friends at car shows and swap meets across the nation. He also knew its power from the stories it elicited from all who spoke with him at the Annual LeMay Car Show which has drawn thousands of people to the LeMay homestead each August for almost half a century.
 
As the founder of LeMay – America’s Car Museum, the story of Harold E. LeMay is significant in that his affinity for a wide cross section of automobiles is core to the mission of America’s Car Museum - to preserve and interpret the history and technology of the automobile and its influence on American culture. Harold bought cars for their historical, cultural, and aesthetic value rather than as an investment. He said, “I don’t go for just the dollar value car. If it is unusual, I like it. So I am kind of a maverick, since I am not a dyed-in-the-wool Chevy, Ford, or Duesenberg man. I see it, I like it, I buy it.”
 
When Harold was younger, his nickname was “Lucky.” One of his favorite sayings was, “It takes a lot of hard work to be lucky.” His luck continued, as he amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. At one point he bought a car a day. At its peak, the LeMay Collection numbered in excess of 3,000 vehicles and thousands of artifacts, earning Harold a place in the 1997 Guinness Book of World Records.
 
The inspiration for Lucky’s Garage is Harold and Nancy LeMay’s long time home in Spanaway and will be a permanent exhibit at America’s Car Museum, a fitting tribute to Harold’s life and passion for collecting. America’s Car Museum is honored to be a part of Harold’s legacy and it is our great pleasure to carry forward his love affair with the automobile.
 
August 27 – Lucky’s Garage Ribbon Cutting & Exclusive Member Preview
August 28-30 – Special ACM admission discount for LeMay Family Collection volunteers
August 29Insider Talk: A look inside Lucky’s Garage, Harold’s Passion for Saving History
August 29 - 38th Annual LeMay Car Show at Marymount Event Center and LeMay home grounds
September 4 – Harold E. LeMay’s birthday & ACM Member Double Discount Day
Click here for the latest news from the Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum, including five people in a tiny car and Hagerty's Family Night at the Drive-In.
RENT A SPACE FOR YOUR EVENT
Whether it's a guest list of a few dozen or a grand event for a cast of hundreds, ACM is the appropriate choice. The Museum has multiple spaces available for private event hosting.



ACM members receive discounted rates on rental spaces:
20% Concours Club
15% Club Auto & Club Auto Founder 
10% Key Level Members

Special discounted rate are now available for Holiday parties scheduled Sunday - Thursday in December. Contact the Private Sales & Event Coordinator at rsvp@americascarmuseum.org or 253.683.3956.
UPCOMING EVENTS
August 04 - If Cars Could Talk: Route 66 Journey in a 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon
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August 08 - Drive-In Movie: Cars 2
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August 13 - Take A Spin
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August 13 - Cruise-In at ACM

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August 13 - Race Night at ACM
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August 15 - Family STEM Day
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August 29 - Insider Talk: Lucky's Garage
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August 29 - Take A Spin
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August 29Drive-In Movie: Grease
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September 11-13 - Pacific Northwest Concours d'Elegance

Purchase tickets in advance and save!
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September 19Cruizin' Travel: Vintage Vehicles & Road Trips
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ACM SURVEY
ACM is seeking visitors who are willing to participate in a focus group discussion about updates to our exhibits. Your opinions and feedback will help us improve the visitor experience.

Participants will come to the Museum from 5 - 7 pm on Tuesday, August 11th for a facilitated discussion over dinner. As a thank you, you will receive four passes to ACM and a small token gift.

This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis; once we have 12 confirmed participants, the group will be filled.
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"Car Swap" Cruise
Tacoma Chapter - August 1

Member "Show Off" Driving Tour
Colorado Chapter - August 8

Track Day
Colorado Chapter - September 23

Member Meeting
Colorado Chapter - September 24
SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE!

The ACM Store is continuing its summer sale! Stop in to get great deals on tons of products. We have all new American Muscle merchandise, including books, die-cast models and "American Muscle Car" DVDs.

Shop online or drop in while you visit the Museum.
STATE CAPITAL FUNDING
Last year, ACM submitted a capital grant request and, in July 2015, Senator Steve Conway confirmed that the State capital budget was approved and that he was able to secure $500,000 in capital money for the Museum. This grant will be used to complete disability accessibility improvements. Projected improvements would include two new handicap ramps, a second elevator and perhaps bathrooms for the showfield.
 
A huge 'thank you' goes out to Senator Conway for the efforts he put into making this happen, he has been a strong supporter of the Museum since day one.
FUEL FOR THE FUTURE
Making proper beneficiary designations is an integral component of an effective estate plan. Qualified retirement account assets are among the highest-taxed assets in your estate. Non-charity beneficiaries generally have to pay income tax on distributions, and the accounts may be subject to estate taxes and generation-skipping taxes. The total tax rate could exceed 70 percent! Simply naming LeMay-America’s Car Museum as a beneficiary through your retirement account(s) will provide the greatest tax benefit while helping you to secure the future of the Museum.
LEARN MORE
We would be delighted to assist you in selecting the gift mechanism that best suits your philanthropic objectives. Please contact us today!
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