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En Route - March 2017
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MEMBER DOUBLE DISCOUNT DAY
Saturday, March 4

This Saturday, all ACM members will receive 20% off in the ACM Store and Classics by Pacific Grill! Members at every level also enjoy member pricing in the Speed Zone!

Not a member? Join today or when you visit the Museum* on or before March 4 to receive these member benefits. Click here or call 253.779.8490 to find the membership level that fits you best.

Has your membership expired? "Spring into ACM” to renew your membership and receive 20% off (in person renewals only) now through 3.31.17.

*Before you leave the Museum, apply the cost of admission towards the purchase of a membership.

CELEBRATE ACM'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY
$5 off admission on Sunday, March 5!

It’s a whole year of celebration!

On the 5th day of each month, ACM will be offering a $5 discount on all admission tickets, 20% off Individual through Gold Key memberships and a “special perk” that will change each month. Don’t miss a single one of these celebration year specials!

  • March – $5 rides in CXC racing simulators in the ACM Speed Zone
  • April – 3 for $5 vintage candy in the ACM Store
  • May – $2 street tacos and $5 Coronas in Classics by Pacific Grill
  • June – Free posters in the ACM Store ($5 value)
  • July – $5 souvenir kits (ACM water bottle, ACM patch and car eraser) in ACM Store

The remaining monthly 5th Anniversary specials are still coming together, check the event calendar regularly for updates.

SHOW YOUR TICKET AND SAVE
Get $2 off ACM admission

Show your Tacoma Dome event ticket and receive $2 off regular adult Museum admission! ACM is right across the street from the Tacoma Dome, so make plans to visit the Museum before or after the event to avoid the pre and post-show traffic! Top off your day of fun and entertainment by enjoying a tasty meal from ACM’s in-house cafe Classics by Pacific Grill.

Tacoma Dome Upcoming Events:
WIAA Hardwood Classic - March 1 - 4
Chris Botti - March 17
Eric Church - March 18
The Spin Stops Here - March 25

CALL FOR CARS: EXOTICS@ACM
Submissions Due March 15

ACM will open Exotics@ACM – Seductive Super Cars on May 5, Exotics@ACM will focus on the crème de la crème of exotic cars that embody the world’s best designs, technology and performance. Click here to learn more.

ACM is currently seeking vehicles for this upcoming exhibit. Private owners wishing to participate have an opportunity to nominate their cars for consideration by the ACM Curation staff. To have your exotic car considered for display, please send your name, contact information with a short vehicle bio and current photographs to exhibits@americascarmuseum.org no later than March 15.

BRING YOUR CAR CLUB TO ACM
Discounted admission rates  for groups of 10 or more

Planning a driving tour for your car club? Make a day of it and end your tour at ACM! Enjoy VIP parking on the Anderson Plaza to showcase your one-of-a-kind cars and experience what ACM has to offer with a group tour! For more details, please email rsvp@americascarmuseum.org or call 253.683.3956. Advance reservations required.
 
Want to take it to the next level? ACM has many unique rental options – from a small gathering in Club Auto to a large show on the Haub Family Field.

MARCH 4 | PRIVATE COLLECTION TOUR*
Meet Master Collector Peter Gleeson & tour his private collection.
RSVP now or call 253.683.3955.

SATURDAY APRIL 1 | OPENING DAY AT E@RTC
Join fellow enthusiasts for a drive to Redmond, WA, and attend one of the largest car gatherings in Western Washington, Exotics @ Redmond Town Center.
 
Questions? Contact kristen.wells@americasautomotivetrust.org. *Reservations required. Club Auto members and above are invited to this event. Learn more about Club Auto membership here.  
FEATURED VEHICLE
2000 Honda Insight Hybrid
The 2000 Honda Insight Hybrid is credited for being the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle sold in the United States.

Click here to learn more about this vehicle that was donated to the ACM collection by Drew Ferraro.
Under the Hood with
Upcoming Events
MARCH 18 - 19 | CHICAGO, IL
Visit four automotive restoration shops to meet shop owners, learn about potential internship opportunities and the job market, not to mention see some incredible cars! This job-fair-on-wheels is your chance to share your passion, interests and skills with master craftsmen. 

RPM FOUNDATION AT NAAM CONFERENCE
MARCH 24 | 10 - 11:15 AM 
| LEMAY FAMILY COLLECTION AT MARYMOUNT
RPM Foundation president Diane Fitzgerald is one of three panelists discussing "Engaging Education at Museums" at the National Association of Automotive Museums’ (NAAM) annual conference. Moderator Stacy Rushton will be leading the discussion that includes Debbie Kray, ACM Education Manager and Seth Margolis of The Museum of Flight.
 
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Click here to hear from President Diane Fitzgerald in the latest edition of Under the Hood, RPM's official newsletter. 

RPM Foundation is a services-providing, resource sharing, grant-giving organization that accelerates the growth of the next generation of automotive Restoration and Preservation craftsmen through formal training and Mentorship. Click here to see why your donation matters. 
ACM Volunteer of the Month: Carl Roy
Carl owns several collector cars and enjoys showing them at car shows throughout the region. His cars have participated in and won first and second place standings in the Seaside Roadster Show, Portland Roadster Show, and the Seaside Car Show. Click here to read more about Carl's love affair with the automobile.

If you enjoy vintage vehicles and would like to work with other people who share your love for the automobile, become an America’s Car Museum volunteer!
UPCOMING EVENTS
March 01 - CALL FOR CARS - 1950-60'S CONVERTIBLES SUBMISSION DEADLINE
March 07 - IF CARS COULD TALK: THE DRIVE HOME II
Relive The Drive Home II. The Collections Department will discuss how they prepared vehicles from the Museum Collection for display at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

Included, with Museum admission. Bring a lunch or enjoy a meal from Classics by Pacific Grill




March 09 - RACE NIGHT AT ACM

Put your racing skills to the test on the second Thursday of each month in the Speed Zone at ACM!

Our CXC racing simulators are linked together to provide a realistic racing experience against other drivers. Compete on famous tracks such as: Darlington, Daytona, Dover and more!



March 18 - FAMILY STEAM DAY: ROBOTIC VEHICLES
Gig Harbor Academy’s FIRST LEGO League team will showcase their recent projects and teach visitors how to build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology.

Included, with Museum admission.





March 25 - BREAKFAST CLUB MEET
Join Club Auto and Hagerty as they team up once a quarter to bring you a series of special programs, guest speakers and more! Everyone is invited!

Complimentary coffee & donuts.






March 30 - INSIDER TALK: HELMS BAKERY TRUCK
Sandy Olson will speak about his 1931 Twin Coach Helms Bakery Truck, which on display now in the Tools of the Trade – Powering the Working Class exhibit.

Included, with Museum admission. 





April 13 - CRUISE-IN AT ACM
Cruise into ACM on the second Thursday of each month April through August (and on special dates in September and October), rain or shine on ACM’s Haub Family Field! This month’s we're celebrating ACM volunteers and their vintage cars!

Included, with Museum admission. 


April 21 - DRIVE THE BLUES AWAY
Join us at ACM for a night of live music, gourmet light bites and tastings from local craft distilleries and breweries. Tickets on sale soon!

RSVP now on Facebook to be informed when tickets go on sale.
ACM STORE
Travel Organizer Pouch
Get ready for summer road trips with ACM's travel organizer pouch for only $10 - a savings of $20! No member discount on this item. The travel pouch features: 
  • 13 organizational pockets
  • Durable PVC zipper closure
  • Side ring for attachments
  • 13x8 size fits most tablets
  • Hand washable
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