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2019 marks our 50th Anniversary                 50 Years of FUN - driving Early Ford V8s             50 years of NO grass growing under Our tires!                    Our club, #24, keeps rolling On, and On - and has been for 50 years - WOW! !     
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We are also showing a Slide-Show here of The CELEBRITIES,
some of the Founders and very famous personalities of the Speed & Custom Industry (in this case with Mike Herman of H&H Flatheads)
A Slide-Show of the original Navarro Racing - Barney Navarro was one of the first - developed and made some of the best Flathead Speed Equipment (now exclusively with H&H).
List of ALL Museums in Georgia (Wikipedia)
This can be SORTED by: Name, City, Region, or Type (there are only 3 Auto & 1 Motorcycle museums llisted)

Hub Cap Cafe (Collector Car Resources) Lists all Car Museums in the USA by Location

Old Cars Weekly    Directory of Auto Museums

National Asso.of Automotive Museums  Created to provide a web based location for information on automobile Museums across the country

Radio AutoSpeak   Offers photos & info on over a dozen Auto Museums throughout the country & some crazy stuff too.

VFT List of Motorcycle, Automobile & Truck Museums    Listed by State (there are several here in Georgia!)

Benson Ford Research Center Library  You can browse the Collection On-line.  The Library has an incredible number of Ford Books, Historical Records & Photographs as well as for other Brands and much more. 
Located within The Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124-5029    MAP    Call: 800.835.5237 

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum  260) 925-1444  1600 South Wayne Street Auburn IN 46706  MAP


National Auto & Truck Museum  (260) 925-9100  1000 Gordon M Buehrig Pl, Auburn, Indiana  MAP
Florida
Don Garlits Early Ford & Antique Car Collection - on the grounds of the DON GARLITS MUSEUM OF DRAG RACING
Don's knowledge of the flathead Ford V-8's and his focus on prewar Fords, led to a relationship with the Early Ford Foundation. Don struck an arrangement to display some of the Ford Foundation's collection, in with his personal cars, contributing to a display of about 70 pristine vehicles. This combination of early Ford cars could easily rank among the finest in existence.
A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits’s Swamp Rat dragsters, vintage cars, hot rods and muscle cars. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Christmas Day)   Admission fee. 13700 SW 16th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34473. On I-75 at Exit 67 (about 9 miles South of Ocala). (877) 271-3278.
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ELLIOTT MUSEUM A collection of 25 vintage cars, some once owned by businessman Sterling Elliott, who invented a quadracycle that was the basis for the Stanley Steamer. Cars in the collection include Elliott’s first car, a 1909 Hupmobile, and a 1903 Cadillac. Open daily. Admission fee. 825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Hutchinson Island, Stuart, Fla. 34996. (772) 225-1961. elliottmuseumfl.org

FORT LAUDERDALE ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM Memorabilia and a collection of 22 Packards from 1900 to the 1940s - all intended to preserve the history of the Packard Motor Company. Open daily except Saturdays and Sundays. Admission fee. 1527 Packard Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33315. (954) 779-7300. antiquecarmuseum.org

SARASOTA CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM   A collection of more than 100 automobiles from the last 100 years.  It includes John Lennon’s Mercedes-Benz roadster and Paul McCartney’s Mini Cooper.  Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission fee. 5500 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla. 34243. (941) 355-6228. sarasotacarmuseum.org

TALLAHASSEE ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM A collection of about 80 vehicles, from a 1894 Duryea 2-cylinder prototype to a 1962 Amphicar to a 2001 Plymouth Prowler.  Open daily.  Admission fee.  6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Fla. 32308. (850) 942-0137. tacm.com

TAMPA BAY AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM  A collection of vehicles known for their role in history and engineering, like front-drive and rear-engine cars from the 1920s and 1930s.  Cars from France, Czechoslovakia, Germany and the United States are displayed.  Open daily except Tuesdays.  Admission fee.  3301 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33782. (727) 579-8226. (727) 579-8226. tbauto.org
Kentucky
NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM The most comprehensive museum dedicated to a single automotive nameplate: the Chevrolet Corvette.  Tours of the neighboring Corvette plant are also available. Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee. 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, Ky. 42101.  (800) 538-3883.  corvettemuseum.com

North Carolina
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM At this complex near Lowe’s Motor Speedway, racecars and memorabilia related to Rick Hendrick motorsports teams, including the Winston Cup winners Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte as well as Jack Sprague, the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series champion.  4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C. 28262. (704) 455-3400.  hendrickmotorsports.com

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING MUSEUM   A Nascar museum with 47 racing vehicles on display, including 22 black Chevrolets driven by Dale Earnhardt.  Open daily except Sunday.  Admission fee.  180 Industrial Drive, Welcome, N.C. 27374. (800) 476-3389. rcrracing.com

G. GRIER BEAM TRUCK MUSEUM  In the original gas station where Carolina Freight trucking began, vintage trucking memorabilia from seven decades.  Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Free, but donations are accepted.  111 North Mountain Street, Cherryville, N. C. 28021.  (704) 435-3072.  beamtruckmuseum.com

WHEELS THROUGH TIME MUSEUM  A collection of more than 250 antique motorcycles and cars.  Open daily. Admission FREE.  62 Vintage Lane, Maggie Valley, N.C. 28751.  (828) 926-6266.  wheelsthroughtime.com
South Carolina
BMW ZENTRUM A museum about the past, present and future of BMW at its only American plant.  Exhibits include displays of BMW’s work with hydrogen-powered cars as part of its CleanEnergy program and a tribute to the company’s motorcycle heritage and a selection of successful BMW racecars.  Plant tours are currently suspended.  Open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Free.  Exit 60, Interstate 85, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304. (864) 989-6000. bmwzentrum.com

THE DARLINGTON RACEWAY STOCK CAR MUSEUM / N.M.P.A. HALL OF FAME.  On the grounds of the Darlington Raceway, old stock cars, trophies and racing engines and the National Motorsports Press Association’s Hall of Fame. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee. 1301 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington, S.C. 29532. (843) 395-8821. darlingtonraceway.com

Tennessee
FLOYD GARRETT'S MUSCLE CAR MUSEUM More than 90 muscle cars belonging to businessman Floyd Garrett. Open daily. Admission fee. 320 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, Tenn. 37876. (865) 908-0882. musclecarmuseum.com

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM  About 150 rare cars and motorcycles from all over the world are on display.  Highlights include microcars, motorcycles, prototypes, competition cars and amphibious and military vehicles.  Open daily except Tuesday and Wednesday.  Admission fee.  702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. 37210.  (615) 742-7445.  lanemotormuseum.org

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CAR MUSEUM  A collection of cars owned by the famous and infamous, including Elvis Presley, Al Capone and Hank Williams.  Open daily May through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission fee.  2970 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 37861.
Georgia
Cairo Antique Auto Museum   The Cairo Antique Auto Museum also features antique cars from every decade of the 1900s, along with Matchbox cars, antique bicycles and other collectibles.  The city hosts the Great Southern Antique Car Rally every May, an event which features 100 of the world's most expensive antique cars.   1125 Hwy 84 East,. Cairo GA 31728   Located on Hwy 84 behind Mr. Chick Restaurant. Tel: 229-377-3911 or 229-224-4986  E-mail: rhadden@mail.caironet.com: 1st Sat of each month 10AM - 4PM  $4.00  About 20 miles SW of Moultrie  MAP

Sparky's Machines Auto Museum   Hot Rods, Classics, Muscle cars, Restorods, Motorcycles, Scooters.  All these cars are For Sale.  1209 Nathan Blvd., Loganville GA 30052  770-401-7877   sparkysmachines.com/index.html   MAP

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum (Dawsonville GA -formerly Thunder Road USA)  A Stock Car Racing Museum, Hall of Fame, and Interactive Racing attraction. Dedicated to honoring the pioneers of early Stock Car Racing who made the sport what it is today. Dawson County is rich in racing history, from the birth of Nascar to one of Nascar's favorite drivers, Bill Elliott.  Let us take you on a journey back in time and relive the moonshining days that led to Nascar's birth and the journey to present day Stock Car Racing in the South. Enjoy the Elliott Family Exhibit, motion based simulators, arcade and gift shop.  1am-7pm $8.50  415 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30534  706-216-7223  Email   MAP  georgiaracinghof.com   Details

Museum of Aviation   Not about Cars - but AWESOME to most Car Nuts!  Located at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins GA 31099  tel: 912-926-6870    FREE  Admission  9 am to 5 pm / 7 days a week / closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years: Visitors to Warner Robins will discover the "Crown Jewel" of Middle Georgia -- the Museum of Aviation, now the second largest museum in the United States Air Force. Displaying 93 aircraft and hundreds of exhibits on a beautiful 43 acre site, the museum has grown into a significant exhibit, education and cultural center drawing more than 630,000 visitors a year. Rated the fourth largest aviation museum in the country, the Museum is comprised of four main buildings: Heritage Building, Hangar One, Eagle Building, Century of Flight Hangar.  Museum of Aviation   MAP   Facebook  List Of Civilian & Military Air Museums

Old Car City USA In the same location since 1931. Open Wed-Sat 9am-4pm   Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day  -  60 miles North of Atlanta - take I-75 North to Exit 293, then 2 miles North.   Old Car City USA has grown to 34 acres with over 4,500 old cars (1972 and older and still counting) - 6.5 miles of old clear cut trails. This is a GIANT Junk Yard but NOTHING is For Sale!    Bring your camera !!  Special arrangements or questions - call us: 770-382-6141  MAP  Website

Yesterday's Classic Cars & Museum  at Brandon's Classic Cars.  All cars are For Sale.  1240 Lyndon Ave., Griffin, Georgia 30223  (678) 340-9043  BrandonCollection   Facebook  MAP

George Bugg Car Collection - Athens, Georgia - Available for viewing. 706 548-3868    Article&Photos  Video

The Cofer Collection: A Stable of Thoroughbreds, is and has been a work in progress since the early 1950's.  Gene Cofer started his family automobile collection in the early 50's when his wife Neta was pregnant with the first of their five children.  Since 1951 the Cofer car collection and the Cofer family has grown.  With five children and twelve grandchildren,  Gene Cofer left quite a legacy and quite a lot to live up to.  3702 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA  770-938-6439  thecofercollection  MAP

WARNING:  Museums seem to change often or be CLOSED - SO: Call before going to one.
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Alabama
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum   Dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports.  Home to the world’s best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars and the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other significant makes.  The collection is the largest of its kind in the world.  There are approximately 600 of the 1200 motorcycles on display at any given time.  These bikes range from 1902 to current-year production.  The common street bikes represented, as well as rare one-off Gran Prix race machinery.  Located at the 740 acre Barber Motorsports Park (that includes a world class 2.38 mile racetrack).   East of downtown Birmingham off I-20 @ Exit 140 Leeds, Alabama.. MAP  Museum  MotorsportsPark 

International Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum  One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is priceless. They represent the crowning achievements of man's abilities and the pursuit of the our limits. To those men, this is a tribute. To all others this is a gift, for the images you see before you are history.   The International Motorsports Hall of Fame & Museum is located between Birmingham and Atlanta, just north of Talladega, Alabama.  The Hall of Fame & Museum is located on Speedway Boulevard just off I-20 and lies adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway, "the World's Fastest Superspeedway." Take exit 168 eastbound on I-20, or exit 173 westbound and follow the signs.  Lodging and dining facilities are available at I-20 exits in Lincoln, Pell City, Oxford/Anniston and eight miles south on Highway 77 in Talladega.  The Hall of Fame & Museum is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Easter morning. The Hall of Fame is open extended hours during race weeks at Talladega Superspeedway. The annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held each year on the grounds of the museum.  Website
  
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