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Friday, September 11 - Tour d’Jour
Click here to learn more about this year’s Tour d’Jour, a 100 mile tour through country roads and along Puget Sound scenic thoroughfares.

Saturday, September 12 - Dinner d'Elegance
ACM will unveil the 2015 Master Collector exhibit honoring a distinguished collector, Stephen K. Plaster, for his lifelong contribution to preserving, restoring and sharing the world’s automotive heritage.

Sunday, September 13 - Pacific Northwest Concours d'Elegance
With more than 160 vehicles, ranging from a 1903 Haynes-Apperson Touring to a 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse, this year’s Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance presented by U.S. Bank aims to please any automobile enthusiast.

Purchase your tickets in advance online and save $5 off regular adult admission!
FEATURED AUTO
Pacific NW Concours d'Elegance Rolls-Royce Class Entrant 
 
1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sports Four-Seater with Coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly

This car was commissioned by Maharaja Nawab Muhammad Hamidullah Khan of India, who received a fantastic variation on the open touring Phantom with complementary-colored pontoon fenders, a pop-out tool tray in the rumble-seat position, fold-down windscreen and a disappearing top. Completed in April 1937, the Rolls was shipped to Nawab, who retained possession until January 1940.  The car came to the United States in 1963, after being purchased by American twin brothers completing their first assignment with the Peace Corps.

Having only five owners since new, the car’s most extensive restoration was completed in 2010 and it debuted in stunning fashion at the annual RROC National Meet held in Toronto, Canada, earning First-in-Class and the Most Popular Car Award, including a perfect coachwork score. Accepted at Pebble Beach, the Phantom III was presented in August 2012 and drove away with second in the Maharaja Rolls-Royce class. While at the Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance a month later the car won three separate awards, First-in-Class, the People's Choice award and the Timeless Elegance award. The Best of Britain award followed at the 2013 Elegance at Hershey, and an appearance at the 2014 La Jolla Concours d'Elegance netted the Philip Wichard Memorial Award for excellence in design.
MASTER COLLECTORS EXHIBIT
Opening September 14
 
The graceful curves of the Bugatti Type 57, the opulence and power of the Mercedes Benz 500K, the celebrated racing focus of the Ferrari 250 GTO or the Shelby Daytona Coupe – these are not just cars, they are milestones of ingenuity, engineering and beauty.

That these and other important automobiles survive to be viewed and enjoyed is the work of a dedicated group of collectors whose passion knows no bounds. This September, ACM will celebrate the contributions of Stephen R. Plaster, another of those who can rightfully be called, "Master Collector."

Owner of Evergreen Historic Automobiles, Stephen's passion for cars began in high school with his father Robert W. Plaster. After building a spectacular collection of Ford, Chrysler and GM cars, they set their sights on acquiring a larger variety of brands representing the history of the American automobile. Today, Mr. Plaster's collection boasts a total of over 200 different brands making it on of the most diverse collections in the world.

A selection of cars from Stephen Plaster's collection will be on display at ACM in the Master Collector exhibit so be sure to visit the Museum and see them for yourself.
Congratulations to Andy Swartzbacker for winning this year's raffle prize: a 2015 Indian Chief Vintage! We hope you enjoy your new ride!

At this year’s Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at ACM, more than 2,500 visitors enjoyed over 250 vintage motorcycles on display, thrilling demo rides provided by Indian Motorcycles, vendor booths, a used bike corral and food trucks on the Haub Family Field. Click here to see pictures of this year’s festival. Thanks to our sponsors Indian Motorcycle, Hagerty and Emerald Queen Casino and all the participants and vendors who helped make this year a success!

 

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Click here for the latest news from the Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum.
HOST YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY
AT ACM
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.

Special discounted rates are now available for holiday parties scheduled Sunday through Thursday in December and weekends in January. Contact the Private Sales & Event Coordinator at rsvp@americascarmuseum.org or 253.683.3956 to book today.
UPCOMING EVENTS
September 04 - Member Double Discount Day

All Museum members receive 20% off in the ACM Store and Classics Café!

Not a member? Not a problem. Join when you visit the Museum on or before September 4 and receive these member benefits.

We have a membership level to meet your needs. Find the level that fits you best here.


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September 10 - Cruise-In at ACM

You don’t need to have a fancy car to enjoy
Cruise-Ins at ACM! Cruise-Ins are not only great fun for those who register their cars to participate, they are another wonderful example of ACM offering free entertainment for the whole community.

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September 17 - Take A Spin
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September 19 - Cruizin' Travel: Vintage Vehicles & Road Trips at the AAA Tacoma Store

See cars on display, bring in your own prized ride (all vintage vehicles are welcome), and learn about cool fall road-trip destinations from AAA’s auto-travel experts. The event takes place, rain or shine.


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September 19 - Family STEM Day
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Track Day
Colorado Chapter - September 23

Member Meeting
Colorado Chapter - September 24

Club Auto members and their guests enjoy a variety of events and activities each year. Each chapter has an affiliated club house with museum-quality garage parking for members’ collector cars.

Click here to learn more.
 
HUGE INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE!

Get a head start on your holiday shopping now through September 8. The ACM Store will be taking an additional 30% off all previously marked down sale items (look for the red lined tags). That means most items will be up to 80% off the original price!*

*Sale items cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
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ESTATE PLANNING CREATES PEACE OF MIND

An estate plan is the process of arranging for the disposal of an estate and preparing for the unexpected. Your estate plan gives you control and peace of mind that your assets are going to be passed down as you intended. Without proper planning, state laws dictate what will happen to your personal assets regardless of what you intended to leave to a spouse, child, family member or charity. A well thought out estate plan can reduce additional taxes and maximize the overall impact of your charitable gift to further the mission of LeMay - America’s Car Museum.

Learn more about planned giving here.

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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