National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, presents a “Fat Tuesday” concert and celebration February 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Packard Dixieland Band conducted by Daniel Carioti and the museum will be decked out “New Orleans style” with cabaret seating during the concert. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading
Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida, holds its monthly car show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to attend or to show a car. Six awards will be given out and music will be provided by Tom’s Traveling Tunes.
The following weekend, the museum holds its monthly automotive flea market and car corral from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading
Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for Mark Trimble, founder of the Branson Auctions and a long-time collector of collector cars, vintage aircraft and historic outboard boat engines. Trimble died February 11 in Hollister, Missouri. He was 85. Continue reading
Three years after the sinkhole beneath the Skydome opened and swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum, work to restore the last of the restorable cars has begun at the museum, where visitors can view that work in progress. Continue reading
A former missile manufacturing plant on the Raytheon Co. campus in Rhoad Island has had its 114,000-square-foot space gutted and is slated to open in June as the Newport Car Museum with space for separate showrooms, events, a library, and storage space for about 60 cars. Fifty of the cars to be housed within the new museum come from a collection amassed by Gunther and Maggie Buerman, the driving force behind the project.
Derek Moore is leaving the Crawford museum in Cleveland to become curator of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Moore is the first person to hold such a title at the Corvette museum in more than a decade.
“The National Corvette Museum is one of the most welcoming environments I’ve experienced,” Moore said in a news release. “It is an incredible museum and is so unique in that it is focused on one community – and it has that community feeling about it. Continue reading
The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine offers a series of children’s activities during school vacation week, February 20-24. The activities have been designed for youth ages 6 to 14. The workshops are free to the public and materials are provided, though the museum suggests a $5 donation. Registration opens today and it is strongly encouraged as seating is limited.
The LeMay Family Collection at the Marymount Event Center in Tacoma, Washington, will host the 2017 National Association of Automobile Museums annual conference, March 21-25. The conference offers professional development through discussions with other working professionals, tours of museums and private collections, and provides networking opportunities for museum staff, members, and enthusiasts.
The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, holds a Cars and Coffee on Super Bowl Sunday while LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, offers $5 admission, not because of the football game but to celebrate the museum’s fifth anniversary.
The Susan Eley Fine Art museum, located in New York City, has opened “Vroom Vroom Beep Beep,” a group exhibition featuring paintings and photographs by Charles Buckley, John Conn, Victor Honigsfeld, Valeri Larko, Beñat Iglesias López, Carolyn Monastra, Maria Passarotti and Ruth Shively. The exhibit will run through Febuary 24. Continue reading