Things to do with your car-guy dad for Father’s Day

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Father and son’s looking at cars | Photos from the Henry Ford Museum

Beginning June 20 and running through January 24, 2016, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, presents an exhibit, Roadside America: Through the Lens of John Margolies, featuring a recently acquired collection that documents the architecture, design and advertising from Margolies’ decades of photographing Americas small towns. The exhibit focuses on the details that other people don’t take seriously or don’t even notice. A preview of the exhibit is today, June 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The annual Motor Muster classic car show also takes place this weekend in Greenfield Village. More then 500 vehicles will be representing everything from the classic cars of the 1930s to the muscle cars of the ‘70s. This year Motor Muster celebrates the Pontiac GTO.

Motor Muster returns to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich. Saturday, June 15, 2013. Gary Malerba for The Henry Ford
Motor Muster returns to Greenfield Village

Father’s Day membership packages are available through June 21 at the LeMay, Americas Car Museum, in Tacoma, Washington. The Father’s Day membership package includes a personalized driver’s license, speed zone voucher, and an ACM member license plate frame. Over the weekend, visitors can stop by the LeMay and checkout the special golf cart display and the LeMay will open the hoods on 100 selected cars at the museum.

Additionally, you can take your dad to the LeMay collection at the Marymount Events Center. Dads can tour the collection for $5.00 each on Father’s Day. There will also be a barbeque picnic lunch at Marymount. Tables will be set up on the lawn and Gravedigger’s BBQ will be serving lunch.

Meanwhile, the National Automobile Museum is calling all dads to enter their “size matters” completion. T0 be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. June 21, the event includes longest drive, biggest ride, and largest grill as categories for the contest. Dads who drive their classic car to the museum will receive free admission to the museum.

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Classic Mustang

Or celebrate Father’s Day at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, by attending the Father’s Day car show. The show is open to all cars but you must register in advance on the museum’s website. Scotts, the museums caterer, will serve its annual Father’s Day brunch in the museum’s dinning gallery. Reservations are recommended.

At the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, all dads get in free on Father’s Day with the purchase of one regular adult ticket.

The California Automobile Museum offers dads free admission on Father’s Day. A dad’s day card-making station will also be available in addition to rides to Old Sacramento in classic cars, and visitors are encouraged to check out the new Mustang vs. Camaro exhibit. Also on Father’s Day, if you own a classic, you are encouraged to drive it to the museum and show it in the parking lot.

Hoods will be up on selected cars and trucks for Father’s Day weekend at America on Wheels Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with dads admission half off on Father’s day.

The Kansas City Auto Museum, in Olathe, Kansas, celebrates its one-year anniversary alongside Father’s Day with a sock hop June 19 featuring a 50/50 raffle, food and drinks, best dressed contest, live music by KC Aces, and movies at the drive in. The following day, June 20, is family fun day at the museum with a car show, music, ride alongs, face painting, a barbeque food truck, and movies at the drive in.

Sunday, for Father’s Day, fathers get into the museum for free and a seminar will be held on how to detail your car.

June 27 will be the museum’s cars and coffee event from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Quality time with Dad for Father’s Day

June 20-21 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, features a two-day All-American Auto Meet. All pre-1995 vehicles and organized clubs are welcome to show. The museum will also welcome the international Willys-Overland-Knight tour featuring approximately 40 pre-1940 vehicles. Additionally, the Museum’s 1923 Fokker C.IVa, 1930 Travel Air Speedwing and 1917 “Checkerboard” SPAD and more will be out flying. Special guest David Liepelt, conservator at the Henry Ford Museum and a foremost expert in the Willys-Knight-Overland marques, will present a talk on the history of the vehicles as part of the show.

Muscle Car Citys monthly car and bike show in Punta Gorda, Florida, is June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Music will be provided by Tom’s Traveling Tunes. Registration is free.  Sunday, June 28, the museum stages its monthly auto flea market from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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