Mar. 8, 2010 at 5:02pmHello, Motor Mouth!

"Motor mouth - someone who talks incessantly!" Sometimes, it has negative context but I like to think of it as also meaning, "fresh, sassy, and insightful".

These ideas create a pretty good description of the new blog space for America's Car Museum (ACM). "Motor Mouth" will be a place where enthusiasts from all over the world will participate in a never ending conversation about our love for the car, and, ok, for motorcycles and trucks too.

There's a lot to be excited about at ACM these days because we're committed to help our supporters - members of America's Car Club (ACC) - with information, connections, and opportunities at the center of the enthusiast culture.

Here's some of what's going on:

  1. We've received final approval of the transfer of the land in Tacoma for the new Museum campus and will close on that land in the next 30 days.
  2. We've also entered the final closing period on the financing for the new building project - and barring unforeseen circumstances - will announce groundbreaking in just a few weeks! Keep an eye out here for that exciting announcement.
  3. Club Auto - our exciting club for enthusiasts around the country is opening its newest clubhouse in Tacoma April 1st and will soon announce an affiliate Club program in San Jose, California. Next to come - Scottsdale!
  4. Look for ACM as part of this year's New York International Auto Show with an exciting display of a dozen or more cars.
  5. Once again we're sponsoring Amelia Island, Kirkland and Pebble Beach Concours.
  6. This summer we'll once again sponsor the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic - a 1,500 mile classic car tour from Club Auto Kirkland to Monterey, CA and have three Museum cars in the field.
  7. Our Adopt-an-Auto program is providing enthusiasts to help the Museum restore its cars and provides enthusiasts the opportunity to participate in incredible events.
  8. And Motor Mouth is our latest offering - a way to develop our social network and create a meeting place for enthusiasts from around the world to share their personal stories, news and ideas related to our love affair with the car.

We'll regularly participate in the conversation through blogs from members of our board of directors, executive team, collection staff and automotive media personalities. Many of these are key subject matter experts who you'll get to exchange ideas with.

Motor Mouth promises to offer you an insider's look behind the scenes of the Museum and of the broader automotive community.

Nothing elitist.

Not at all stodgy.

Like car gatherings everywhere, Motor Mouth should provide an opportunity to enjoy all things automotive together. It will only do so if it's a two way conversation among enthusiast.

So, start your engine, let that motor run and let's talk!