Of The Past And
Come Alive In
collection is an eclectic one with cars ranging in age from a 1910 International
to a Ferrari Testarossa. The premiere mark in the collection is Studebaker.
The family had a long and fruitful relationship with Studebaker, dating from
1923 to 1956. Twenty-eight Studebakers are on display ranging from a 1915 SD4
Touring car to a 1964 GT Hawk. There are many Studebakers from the 20's and
30's, considered the heyday for Studebaker. Also on display is an example of the
famous Raymond Lowey designed 1953 Coupe plus a Lowey designed Avanti.
Another unusual vehicle is a 1931 Studebaker President Speedway model. This
car is capable of a speed in excess of 90 miles per hour. Painted black with a
striking red chassis and interior it is a stunning addition to the collection.
Just one hundred of these were produced by Studebaker during the 1931 model
In addition to the cars, there is an extensive collection of antique pedal
cars, motorcycles, bicycles, automotive related art and a large collection of
gas powered toys. The gas powered toy cars date from the 30's to the late 60's.
Gas powered toy airplanes as well as other toys are also included in the
The museum encompasses two floors covering 44,000 square feet. This space
houses a 12,000 square foot banquet room which incorporates a vintage Skelly Gas
Station, 1950's drive-in-diner stage, and a European bistro sidewalk
The banquet room was designed with amenities such as a fully equipped
commercial kitchen, two station restaurant style bar, professional grade sound
and lighting system, as well as two large screen projectors.
The Museum, while not open to the general public, is available to select
fund-raising and charitable organizations
A Private Car Collection Celebrating the Art and
History of the Automobile
"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business."
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
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