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SUMMER ENDER FENDER BENDER
Saturday, September 10

FREE Car Show |  Live Music |  Food Trucks
Friends n' Fenders Drive  |  Master Collector Member Preview

America’s Car Museum is celebrating the end of summer with a bash on Saturday, September 10. Join us for the Friends n' Fenders Drive, a FREE car show, food trucks, a beer garden, live music, the Master Collector exhibit member preview and more! If you love both cars & guitars, you will be able to “test drive” the latest models from Fender and even get the chance to win one.

FRIENDS n' FENDERS DRIVE | 8 AM

Explore some of Western Washington’s most scenic roads, enjoy lunch and a tour of Griot's Garage during Club Auto’s first annual Friends n’ Fenders tour!  Sport and classic cars are welcome to participate. Click here for details and pricing.

FIRE TRUCKS DISPLAY

ACM is excited to showcase a variety of vintage fire trucks and memorabilia on September 10-11. Don't miss the chance to see several historic fire trucks - from a late 1800's hose cart and a 1919 American LaFrance, to one of Tacoma Fire Department's newest rigs - a 2016 Rosenbauer ladder truck - plus several more! Firefighters (with ID) will receive complimentary admission to the Museum on September 10-11.

CRUISE-IN AT ACM | 3 PM | FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Show off your collector vehicle at the Cruise-In and enter to win a People's Choice award or come as a spectator and check out the vehicles on display. The D Street gate will open at 1 pm for collector vehicle parking on the Haub Family Field.

MASTER COLLECTOR EXHIBIT MEMBER PREVIEW

All ACM members are invited to mingle with Master Collector Peter Gleeson, and ACM Curator of Exhibitry Scot Keller during the preview of the Museum’s new Master Collector exhibit. The first 150 members will receive a commemorative exhibit poster. After the opening, explore the Museum until 8 pm. Not an ACM member? Join today. 

Silver Key members are invited to bring two guests to the exhibit preview. Upgrade your membership for this additional benefit. Not an ACM member? Join today.   

BENDER BUCKS

Bronze Key and above members will receive "Bender Bucks" to spend at the food trucks and/or the beer garden at the Summer Ender Fender Bender. Pick up your "Bender Bucks" at the ACM membership tent on the Haub Family Field or at Guest Services inside the Museum. Upgrade your membership for this additional benefit. Not an ACM member? Join today.

*Admission to the Summer Ender Fender Bender does not include ACM admission. 

CALL FOR JUNIOR JUDGES

Does your child like cars and want a chance to learn more about some really cool vintage vehicles? Register them as a Hagerty Youth Judge for the Summer Ender Fender Bender! This program is designed to get youth ages 8-14 to be more involved with collector cars by interacting with the owners and their cars. The program is free and lasts 90 minutes. Spaces are limited. To register your child, please contact education@americascarmuseum.org or call 253.683.3964.

SPONSORS

            
MEMBER DOUBLE DISCOUNT DAY
Sunday, September 4
Just in time to celebrate back to school, all Museum members will receive 20% off in the ACM Store and Classics by Pacific Grill this coming Sunday! NEW! Members at every level now enjoy member pricing in the Speed Zone

Not a member? Join when you visit the Museum* on or before September 4 to receive these member benefits. Click here or call 253-779-8490 to find the membership level that fits you best.

*Before you leave the Museum, apply the cost of admission towards the purchase of a membership.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE LAST CRUISE-INS AT ACM OF THE SEASON
September 8 & October 13 | 5 - 8 pm | Haub Family Field

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! 

Reserve space for your car club by calling 253.683.3952 or email membership@americascarmuseum.org

IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY
Book now and receive discounted rates on room rentals
ACM's wide variety of rental spaces are a perfect fit for your guest list - whether it's a small gathering of close friends and family to an elegant bash for hundreds. The Museum is booking now for private events during the holiday season, and reservations are filling up fast!

Book your holiday party now and receive discounted rates for events scheduled Sunday through Thursday in December and weekends in January. Learn more about ACM's rental spaces here. Contact the Private Sales & Event Coordinator at rsvp@americascarmuseum.org or 253.683.3956 to book your event today.
FEATURED VEHICLE
1958 BMW Isetta 300 Export
The BMW Isetta 300 Export is on display through October 10 at the Hotel Murano

The Italian designed Isetta was one of the most successful microcars produced in post-World War II Europe, a time when cheap, reliable transportation was most needed. Click here to read more about the 1958 BMW Isetta 300 Export.
SEPTEMBER 10 | REGISTER NOW
Explore some of Western Washington’s most scenic roads during Club Auto’s first annual Friends n’ Fenders tour! Sport and classic cars are welcome to participate.

Can’t make it on the tour? Join us for lunch, product demo and a tour at Griot’s Garage at 12 pm. We invite you to follow the tour back to ACM for the opening of the Summer Ender Fender Bender

6TH ANNUAL WINE & WHEELS
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 2 | REGISTER NOW
Join Club Auto for a scenic driving tour to sunny Lake Chelan. Enjoy fantastic Northwest roads, elegant wines, dining and lodging at the beautiful Campbell’s Resort and the camaraderie of fellow automotive enthusiasts at Mahogany & Merlot.
HAGERTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 | 9 AM - 4 PM | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Hagerty Driving Experience was first introduced in 2011 as a way to help build the next generation of classic car enthusiasts and keep the collector community strong. To date, over 500 young drivers have participated in learning how to start, operate, and drive exciting manual transmission classic cars.

If you have a manual transmission classic car and are interested in helping us teach the next generation of collectors, we’d love to have you join! Additionally, if you or someone you know are between the ages of 15 and 25 and would like to participate as a student, we encourage you to attend. Registration is limited and a valid driver’s license or permit is required. For more information or to register please click here.

FIRST ANNUAL CLUB AUTO BANQUET
SAVE THE DATE | OCTOBER 20

Questions? Contact RSVP@americascarmuseum.org.
Learn more about Club Auto membership here.  

 
Often, young people meet old cars because of their grandparents and parents, which is not surprising considering how knowledge and skills are passed down from one generation to another – something that RPM Foundation values. Click here to learn how the RPM Foundation is celebrating Grandparent's Day on Sunday, September 11 and how you can too.
ACM Volunteer of the Month: Doug Wolford
Doug is a car guy at heart. Over the years, he’s owned nearly 200 cars, both collector cars and daily drivers, and he’s active in a couple of local car clubs. Read more about Doug'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
September 06 - IF CARS COULD TALK - OPENING THE HIGHWAYS TO ALL MANKIND: HENRY FORD & THE MODEL T

There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined. ACM volunteer Jim Culp will discuss Henry Ford & the Model T. 

Free with Museum admission.




September 08 - RACE NIGHT AT ACM
Second Thursday of each month
September 17 - FAMILY STEM DAY - RACE INTO MATH

Get a picture with a real stock car and learn how a car works by playing a car part matching game. Then, work as a family team to complete a math scavenger hunt featuring vehicles on the Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story exhibit ramp.

Free with Museum admission.




September 24 - TAKE A SPIN
Last Take a Spin of the Season

Ride in vehicles from the ACM Collection and experience history in motion!

Free with Museum admission.






October 01 - 31 - TACOMA ARTS MONTH
Tacoma Arts Month is dedicated to showing off the very best about our community. ACM is excited to participate in Tacoma Arts Month with events celebrating the art of the automobile - from a discussion of classic brightwork to automotive design. Check the event calendar soon to learn more about these events. 
ACM STORE
Summer Clearance Sale

Summer is ending and the ACM Store is getting ready for fall! Stop in now to take advantage of great deals for the car lover at the Summer Clearance Sale!
 
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ACM is thrilled to have been named "Best Family Fun Destination" in Showcase Magazine's "Best Of" awards for the second year in a row!
Keep the winning streak alive by voting America's Car Museum as "Best Museum" for the third year in a row in King 5's Best of Western Washington awards! Nominations open September 6 and voting starts September 19.
FUEL FOR THOUGHT
Take advantage of employee retirement contribution plans
Although many Americans are eligible to participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans, a significant percentage of them fail to seize this opportunity. Often, employers will match employee contributions to the company retirement plan – sometimes in amounts greater than the employee contribution itself. Failing to take advantage of employer matches truly amounts to leaving money on the table.
 
If your employer sponsors a 401(k) retirement plan and matches employee contributions, you may be sacrificing a 100% return on your retirement savings if you fail to make contributions. If you contribute $5,000, a one-for-one employer match makes a total of $10,000 invested for your retirement.
 
Even without an employer match, contributing to your retirement plan is advisable. With $5,000 in a currently taxable account that earns 6% and is subject to state and federal income tax, it will grow to just more than $10,000 in 20 years, whereas $5,000 in the retirement plan earning 6% total return each year for the next 20 years will grow to more than $16,000.
 
Note: Self-employed individuals have multiple options to create their own tax-advantaged retirement savings plans that operate similarly to employer-sponsored plans. Generally, contributions are not included as taxable income and grow tax-deferred.

To learn more about how we can assist you with meeting your philanthropic goals and how you can help sustain the mission of ACM, please contact ACM's VP for Institutional Advancement Dean Carrell at 253.683.3943 or by email.
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