August 25th, while we were waiting for Sonja and Roland to arrive in Tacoma we thought we'd pay our entry fee into the Ace Cafe Summer Shakedown, thereby acquiring the coveted wrist band allowing us entrance into the LeMay America's Car Museum.
The LeMay is a recent addition to Tacoma having only opened it's doors on June 2, 2012. For some interesting information regarding Harold LeMay and the museum click the link here ----> LINK.
We had about two hours before we needed to meet them for lunch so it gave us ample opportunity to wander.
|(LeMay America's Car Museum - Tacoma, WA)|
|(1963 Corvette Sting Ray)|
|(1953 Citroen 2CV)|
|(1956 Messerschmitt - KR200)|
|( A different view of the 1956 Messerschmitt)|
|(1965 AMC Rambler Marlin)|
|(AMC Rambler Marlin)|
|(1906 Cadillac Model M, Tulip Tourer)|
|(1906 Cadillac Model M - 1 cylinder, 10 hp, 98.2 Cubic inches)|
|(They had some bikes too - 1956 BSA Goldstar Clubman)|
And I took some artsy photos:
|(1922 Ford - love the Horseless carriage license plate)|
|(1926 Oldsmobile Holden 30D)|
|(1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe)|
|(AJS motorcycle, not sure of the year or model)|
|(1960 Lambretta Series II - L150 Special)|
|(Derby Express Greyhound Scooter, 1 cyl, 50 cc)|
|(Oldsmobile Curved Dash circa 1905-ish)|
|(1919 Stanley Steamer, 20 hp, direct drive set up)|
|(edit - 1911 battery powered Baker Electric - thanks Richard)|
|(1994 Flintmobile George Barris Kustom)|
|(1930 Duesenburg Model J)|
|(1930 Rolls Royce Town car, sold new for $19,965 in 1930)|
The Speed Zone had great wallpaper to make it look like the cars were moving really fast when taking photos.
|(1948 Kurtis Agajanian - achieved pole position at the 1950 Indy 500)|
|(1938 Gulf-Miller, Gulf Oil commissioned Harry Miller to build this car)|
|(1931 Cummins Diesel Special. Utilizing a modified Duesenberg car chassis a Cummins 360 cu in 4 cylinder engine was installed. Most known for finishing the race distance on one tank of fuel and in 13th place with Dave Evans driving in 1931)|
These two were kept under glass:
|(Pesaro Motobi - 125 cc - I think)|
|(1967 Norton Atlas, 740 cc)|
I think that is most of the pictures we took inside the museum. I believe Troubadour took a few of the British car exhibit that I will post up one day if he decides not to do a follow-up post.
When we woke Sunday morning the view from our hotel window was of the LeMay.
|(Apparently a Corvette show was happening on Sunday)|
(Notice the motorcycles lining up on the upper lot for their Sunday ride)
I hope you enjoyed this little tour through the LeMay America's Car Museum. In my humble opinion, it is well worth the $14 admission price if you ever find yourself in Tacoma, Washington.
- Au Revoir
" I know a lot about cars man. I can look at a car's headlight and tell you exactly which way it's coming." - Mitch Hedberg