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En Route - January 2016
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JOIN ACM ON THE DRIVE HOME
December 27 - January 8
A 2,400-mile road trip from Tacoma to Detroit

Happy New Year from The Drive Home in Hays, Kansas

Three of ACM’s cars, a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, a 1961 Chrysler 300G and a 1966 Ford Mustang, are on their way from ACM to the place of their automaker’s origin, Detroit, Michigan, and you are invited to follow along the way! 

The Drive Home consists of a 2,400 mile journey with stops for enthusiast “rallies” in  various cities along the way and concludes with the opening of the North American International Auto Show. Drive with us for a leg of the trip or keep up-to-date with our travels at americascarmuseum.org/TheDriveHome.

FOLLOW ALONG


Follow The Drive Home in real-time with daily updates on ACM’s social media and blog! Find ACM on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for daily video recaps and photos from the road. Experience the trip from the drivers themselves on the Motor Mouth Blog - including posts from ACM CEO David Madeira. Help spread the word by using official hashtags #DriveHome and #ACMDriveHome when sharing content on social media.

DRIVE THE BLUES AWAY WITH ACM
February 27 - Tickets on sale now!
ACM’s newest Signature Event, guests will enjoy live music, gourmet light bites and tastings from six local distilleries and five breweries. Don’t let the rainy wintertime weather get you down. Join ACM and drive the blues away!
Purchase Tickets
Title Sponsor:
AMERICAN MUSCLE - MODIFIED MADNESS EXHIBIT NOW OPEN
Featuring a whole new set of muscle cars!
Back by popular demand...with a twist..based on the enthusiastic response we've received from thousands of visitors, the American Muscle exhibit has been extended with an entirely NEW set of muscle cars in American Muscle - Modified Madness. Modified Madness is about "restomod" muscle cars from 1964 - 1972 that have been contemporized in appearance and/or performance. 
 
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SPEED INTO ACM FOR RACE NIGHT
Second Thursday of each month | 5 - 8 pm

It's on! Put your racing skills to the test in the Speed Zone at ACM! Our CXC racing simulators are linked together for only one night a month to provide a realistic racing experience against other drivers. Compete on famous tracks like Darlington, Daytona, Dover and more! Race Nights is open to members, friends and the general public! Teams are also welcome to join the fun.

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY
1916 Buick D-45 Four Door Tourer
In 1916 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was President, William Boeing incorporated Pacific Aero Products in Seattle which later became The Boeing Company, the first woman was elected to Congress, and Walter P. Chrysler became president of the Buick Division of General Motors introducing the Buick D-Series automobiles.
 
Buick’s D-Series was not an all new model; it just had a change in the letter designation. Many auto manufactures utilized the practice of giving successive letter designations to their vehicles for each successive model year. For example, in 1915 the car was called the Series C and in 1914, it was given the Series B designation. In the 1916 D-Series lineup, models D-44 through D-47 featured a new inline six-cylinder overhead-valve engine producing 45 horsepower.  Standard colors for the D-45 was Buick Green or Blue-Black with black fenders.
 
The D-45 touring model proved to be the most popular in the lineup, selling at a base price of $1,020.  Historical Buick production figures vary among sources, but the Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 lists Buick’s total production for the calendar year reached 105,471.  Buick became the top-selling brand in the industry a few years later, with five-passenger touring models remaining most popular.
FAMILY ZONE GETS REVVED UP
Are you up for the new Road Trip Challenge?
Photo courtesy of Trevor Synder and Jim Culp
In December, ACM debuted its newest interactive kiosk in the Family Zone. Called The Road Trip Challenge, it was created by students from Renton Technical College. In just eight weeks they converted a 1998 Ford Mustang to serve as a vehicle for the Road Trip Challenge iOS application to teach strategies for wise energy use. On a touchscreen visitors may choose and customize a vehicle, then select fuel to travel to familiar destinations across the country.
DID YOU KNOW?
The value of ACM Membership goes farther than you think!
Did you know that during your visit to the Museum you can apply the cost of your ACM admission toward the price of an ACM Membership?

Here’s an example of how that might work:
  • Total cost of one time admission for 2 adults and 2 children ages 6-12 = $48
  • Price of one year Family Driver membership with unlimited admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18 = $95
  • Difference you pay before leaving the Museum to purchase a Family membership and apply what you already paid for admission = $47
 …that's a full year of family entertainment that pays itself off in less than two visits!

Here are just some of the benefits ACM Members receive:
  • “Express Lane” access to the Museum
  • Digital subscription to the Museum’s award-winning magazine OpenRoad
  • Invitations to member-only events and programs
  • Invitations to the Museum’s annual Signature Events
  • 10% discount in the ACM Store and Classics Café
  • Discounts on Museum tours, special events and programs
Why not ring in the New Year with an ACM membership? To join ACM, visit americascarmuseum.org, call 877.902.8490, or send an email to membership@americascarmuseum.org.
Under the Hood with HEP
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
January 05 - IF CARS COULD TALK - THE CARS OF GM MOTORAMA

The General Motors Motorama was an auto show staged by GM from 1949 to 1961.  These shows were designed to boost automobile sales with displays of prototypes, concept vehicles, and other special vehicles.  Guest speaker Doug Wolford will discuss the fate of these one-of-a-kind cars including how many still exist today.



January 14 - RACE NIGHT AT ACM
Second Thursday of each month
February 27 - FULL STEAM AHEAD - A K-12 EDUCATOR WORKSHOP

The Tacoma Museum District brings you creative new ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into your classroom, with a focus on environmental sustainability.

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March 01 - IF CARS COULD TALK - THE CARS OF DOWNTON ABBEY

As part of our If Cars Could Talk: Adult Brown Bag Lunch Series, ACM is once again partnering with KBTC to take a look at the cars of Downton Abbey.

Check our website soon for details and registration link.
ACM STORE
Treat yourself to some new ACM merchandise!
A variety of stylish ACM shirts are now on sale for 2 for $30 while supplies last. ACM Members receive an additional 10% off!
Shop Now
MANAGE YOUR INCOME
Just what am I paying taxes on?
If you are employed, you get a W-2 form from your employer each year that shows the total amount of income you have earned. But it is likely you will need a lot more data before you can complete your tax return, items like: one or more variations of Form 1099 if you have investments; records of sales of stock or other assets; or perhaps information from a Form K-1 you get distributions from an estate, trust or a closely held corporation.
 
While you probably don’t have much control over the amount or timing of receipt of your salary from your employer, what if you could make moves to manage your taxable income? The truth is, in many cases you can. Did you know you can also control the amount of your taxable income by the timing of your charitable contribution?
 
To learn more about how we can assist you with meeting your philanthropic goals and you can help sustain the mission of ACM, please contact Matt Taylor at 253.683.3950 or email him at matt.taylor@americascarmuseum.org
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