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Hagerty Partners with LeMay – America’s Car Museum to Create a New Education Program that Promotes the Collector Car Community

$1.75 million lead commitment made to “Hagerty Education Program” to fund education and hands-on training for young adults

January 20, 2014

Hagerty announces today that it has partnered with LeMay – America’s Car Museum to create a new program that supports a national effort to provide funding for hands-on learning in vehicle restoration.  Called the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum, the program will provide scholarships and educational grants to students and organizations committed to the specialized training of skills and trades vital to the collector vehicle industry... Read More


LeMay – America’s Car Museum Celebrates Volkswagen Innovation with New ‘VeeDub Exhibit’

January 8, 2014

Exhibit will display fully-restored and original vintage vehicles that represent brand long recognized as the “people’s car”      Tacoma, Wash., January 8, 2014 – LeMay – America’s Car Museum, a non-profit organization chartered to preserve and interpret the history and technology of the automobile, has partnered with Volkswagen of America, Inc... Read More


LeMay – America’s Car Museum and Puget Sound MINI Award New 2013 MINI Cooper S to Raffle Winner

Fundraiser culminated in vehicle delivery ceremony on Sept. 20

September 20, 2013

TACOMA, Wash. (September 20, 2013) – LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) has partnered with Puget Sound MINI to award one lucky raffle winner with a new 2013 MINI Cooper S valued at $28,250... Read More


'60 Years of Vette' Exhibit Roars into America's Car Museum

This weekend’s opening includes rare showing of three landmark Chevrolet Corvette concept cars

August 9, 2013

Media Contact: PCGCampbell – Jeff Green (310) 291-1977 (jgreen@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


2013’s “The MEET at ACM – Vintage Motorcycle Festival” Includes appearance by Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt Team

Popular precision stunt and drill team to entertain spectators Aug. 24

August 6, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Jennifer Tsang (424) 903-3647 (jtsang@pcgcampbell.com) or Dan Smith (424) 903-3654 (dsmith@pcgcampbell... Read More


RARE CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONCEPT VEHICLES TO MAKE FIRST PACIFIC NORTHWEST APPEARANCE, AUG. 9 – 11

’60 Years of Vette’ exhibit at LeMay – America’s Car Museum opens by hosting three of the most important concepts in General Motors’ history

August 1, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Jeff Green (424) 903-3661 (jgreen@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Announces Classes, Award Categories for 2013

Classes include Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln, Ferrari and Porsche 911; Kirkland Concours Award to be named for former sponsor of event

July 24, 2013

Media Contacts: PCGCampbell – Jennifer Tsang (424) 903-3647 jtsang@pcgcampbell.com Dan Smith (424) 903-3654 dsmith@pcgcampbell... Read More


Chevrolet Corvette Lineage to be Spotlighted at America's Car museum with Aug. 9 Debut of '60 Years of Vette' Exhibit

Aug. 9-11 opening weekend to feature rare appearance by three of most important concept cars in Chevrolet history

July 15, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Jeff Green (424) 903-3661 (jgreen@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


2013’s “The MEET at ACM – Vintage Motorcycle Festival” Features Top Names in Industry as Class Judges

Many magazine editors coming to Tacoma to review, rank vintage bikes at August event

July 1, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Dan Smith (424) 903-3654 (dsmith@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


U.S. Bank Returns as Presenting Sponsor of Kirkland Concours d’Elegance

Sponsorship benefits 11th edition of Northwest’s top Classic Car Show

June 24, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Dan Smith (424) 903-3654 (dsmith@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Awards $500,000 Grant to LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Grant will provide for the expansion and development of ACM’s exhibits and educational facilities

June 12, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Lee Lovell (424) 903-3676 (llovell@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


LeMay – America’s Car Museum Kicks off Inaugural Summer Drive-in Movie Series

June 5, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Jennifer Tsang (424) 903-3647 (jtsang@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America's Car Museum Celebrates Year of Growth at First Anniversary Gala

Washington museum attracts more than a quarter-million people in first year; future plans include new galleries, drive-in movies, focus on education and more “to keep it fresh”

June 3, 2013

Contact: Jeff Green (424) 903-3661 (jgreen@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


2013 Meet at ACM – Vintage Motorcycle Festival Announces Classes for Judging

BMW Motorrad is Featured Marque for August event

May 13, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Dan Smith (424) 903-3654 (dsmith@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America’s Car Museum Shines its Headlights on Community Heroes during March

Museum will offer complimentary meal to active military and first responders who purchase museum admission during the month

February 26, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


One-Off Limousine Fit for a Pope on Display at America’s Car Museum

1964 Lincoln ‘Papal Continental’ transported world leaders and Apollo astronauts

February 20, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


$1.5 Million Worth of Auto Donations Roll into America's Car Museum

February 14, 2013

Ridler Award-winning Ferrambo and 1964 Buick Wildcat prototype are the most recent additions to ACM’s growing collection Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


By the Numbers: 2012 in Review for America’s Car Museum

January 21, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


2013 Vintage Motorcycle Festival and America’s Car Museum to Support Riders for Health Foundation

Riders for Health uses motorcycles to take medical aid, supplies to remote areas in Africa

January 16, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Dan Smith (424) 903-3654 (dsmith@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


‘Chrome and Glass Pass’ to be offered by America’s Car Museum and Museum of Glass

$20 ticket includes admission to both Tacoma attractions, Jan. 16 - Mar. 31

January 9, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com); Museum of Glass – Susan Newsom (253) 284-4732 (snewsom@museumofglass... Read More


Hedges Family Estate Winery Secures Naming Rights to ‘Collectors Hall of Fame’ at America’s Car Museum

January 7, 2013

Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


State Farm® Renews Sponsorship of America's Car Museum through 2014

December 17, 2012

Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


2013 Vintage Motorcycle Festival Brings Two-wheel Passion to America’s Car Museum

Second annual vintage bike show runs August 24-25 on museum’s Haub Family Field

December 4, 2012

Contact: PCGCampbell – Dan Smith (424) 903-3654 (dsmith@pcgcampbell.com) WHAT: 2nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival WHEN: August 24-25, 2013 (Show Saturday; Ride Sunday) WHERE: LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America’s Car Museum Rolls Out 2013 ‘Giving a Break’ Initiative to Benefit Tacoma’s Less-Fortunate

December 2, 2012

The museum’s $100,000 year-long program includes an alliance with United Way of Pierce County to distribute tickets to economically challenged veterans, children and elderly persons Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America’s Car Museum Extends ‘Drive Down Hunger’ Initiative

November 26, 2012

Due to popular demand, visitors who donate non-perishable food items will receive discounted museum admission Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


Acclaimed Auto Journalists Thos. L. Bryant and Ken Gross

November 22, 2012

Gross, guest curator for the museum’s inaugural exhibits, teams with Bryant to tell the story of America’s love affair with the auto Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America's Car Museum Wins Building Design Award

October 29, 2012

ACM takes first place in Tilt-up Structures category at2012 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: PCGCampbell – Alissa Aiton (424) 903-3685 (aaiton@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America’s Car Museum Partners with Northwest Harvest to Feed Tacoma’s Less Fortunate

October 29, 2012

People who donate two or more items during the November food drive will receive museum discounts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com)  TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America's Car Museum Offers Oregon State Fans a Pit Stop Along I-5

October 17, 2012

Fans with tickets to Saturday’s football game between the Beavers and Huskies at CenturyLink Field will receive museum discounts on gameday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com) TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America’s Car Museum is Calling all Chris’ on Columbus Day

Visitors with ‘Chris’ in their first or last name get discounts off admission Oct. 8

October 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


Parents can Play while Kids are Across the Way

America’s Car Museum is hosting ‘Parental Daycare’ during the Oct. 9 Justin Bieber concert

September 24, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (424) 903-3676 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe Takes Best of Show Honors at U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at LeMay – America’s Car Museum

10th annual event makes big splash at its new home in Tacoma

September 9, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. – (Sept... Read More


America’s Car Museum to Stay Open Seven Days a Week, Year-Round

Due to public demand, the recently opened museum in downtown Tacoma will welcome visitors 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day

September 7, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (310) 224-4976 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d'Elegance to Continue Event's Boating Tradition with Unlimited Hydroplane Display

Concours’ new home, Haub Family Field at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, will showcase high-speed watercraft September 9

August 30, 2012

Media Contact: PCGCampbell – Dan Smith (310) 224-4954 (dsmith@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


Motorcycles and Families Race to America’s Car Museum for ‘Meet at the Ace’ Vintage Motorcycle Festival

Weekend event includes 200 pre-1980 motorcycles and scooters, live music, BMX stunts and Sunday’s ‘Ride to Rainier’

August 28, 2012

Click here to view photos.TACOMA, Wash... Read More


Keep on Truckin':

PASSPORT TRANSPORT NAMED OFFICIAL AUTO TRANSPORTER FOR AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM

August 28, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (August 28, 2012) -- LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) and Passport Transport, a nationwide automotive shipping company, today signed a five-year agreement making Passport Transport the official vehicle transporter of the ACM collection... Read More


High-Flying BMX Stunt Team to Perform During ‘Meet at the Ace’ Vintage Motorcycle Festival at America’s Car Museum

Team ‘Ride and Glide’ takes to the air at family-fun event Sat., Aug. 25

August 14, 2012

Contact:  PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (310)224-4976 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


‘Riding Man’ Author Mark Gardiner to Attend ‘Meet at the Ace’ Vintage Motorcycle & Scooter Festival at America’s Car Museum, Aug. 24-26

July 26, 2012

Contact:  PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (310) 224-4976 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America’s Car Museum Names Associate Curator

Jason Harris will work alongside guest curators to evolve the museum’s special exhibits

July 23, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (July 23, 2012) – LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), the four-level, 165,000 square-foot facility in downtown Tacoma, has named Washington native Jason Harris as its associate curator... Read More


America’s Car Museum and Ace Cafe to Debut “MEET AT THE ACE – A Summer Shakedown 2012” Vintage Motorcycle & Scooter Festival

Vintage bike show runs August 24-26 on museum’s Haub Family Field

July 17, 2012

Contact: PCGCampbell – Eric Garner (310) 224-4976 (egarner@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


10 Things to See and Do this Summer at LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Cars, exhibits, music, racing and more on tap at the Pacific Northwest’s newest destination

June 20, 2012

To mark the summer solstice, LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Wash. offers 10 things to see and do during the relaxing days of summer at the new Pacific Northwest attraction... Read More


Titus-Will Ford and LeMay – America’s Car Museum to Raffle 2013 Ford Mustang GT Convertible as Fundraiser

New museum will benefit from monies raised by raffle of “pony car”

June 18, 2012

Contact: PCGCampbell – Dan Smith (310) 224-4954 (dsmith@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


LeMay – America’s Car Museum Names GM’s Ed Welburn Inaugural Recipient of Nicola Bulgari Award

Honor from new automotive museum salutes individuals committed to preserving America’s automotive heritage

June 4, 2012

In conjunction with its grand opening, LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) presented its “Nicola Bulgari Award” to Ed Welburn, vice president of global design for General Motors. Welburn was honored Friday evening at a gala celebrating the opening of the four-level, 165,000 sq... Read More


LeMay – America’s Car Museum Opens for Business, Celebrating ‘America’s Love Affair with the Automobile’

15 museum displays, an outdoor car show and concert, fireworks, racing simulators, politicians and celebrities are part of opening weekend of festivities

June 4, 2012

It was an eclectic gathering Saturday at the debut of the Pacific Northwest’s newest attraction: LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) as thousands of people flowed into the 165,000-sq. ft... Read More


Tickets Now on Sale for Grand Opening Weekend At LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Tacoma’s newest destination officially opens Saturday, June 2 with celebrities, a free concert and an outdoor car show

May 22, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (May 22, 2012) — Advance tickets are now available for the June 2-3 grand opening weekend at LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM)... Read More


The Past and Future of Alternative Fuel Vehicles Takes Charge at LeMay - America's Car Museum

Electricity, hydrogen, diesel, natural gas and bio-fuel powered vehicles
to be displayed during grand opening at America's Car Museum

May 15, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (May 15, 2012) – With gas prices topping $4 per gallon around the country, many people are talking about alternative energy cars... Read More


Six-time Grammy® Winners ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ to Perform at America’s Car Museum Opening June 2

May 3, 2012

Contact: PCGCampbell – Kevin Quigley (310) 224-4985 (kquigley@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


A Tacoma Museum Collaboration: Vintage Hood Ornaments Created by Museum of Glass to Celebrate Grand Opening of America’s Car Museum

Iconic glass hood ornaments, each inspired by a classic American car, To be displayed at both museums

May 1, 2012

Contact: PCGCampbell – Kevin Quigley (310) 224-4985 (kquigley@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


Grand Opening Gift: Nancy LeMay Donates $700,000 to America's Car Museum

April 23, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (April, 23 2012) – Nancy LeMay today donated $700,000 to LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), the 165,000 square-foot museum set to open June 2 in Tacoma, Wash... Read More


BNY Mellon Partners with America's Car Museum

Global financial services company secures ‘official provider’ status for Tacoma, Wash. museum that debuts in June

April 19, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (April 19, 2012) -- LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), which officially opens June 2, and BNY Mellon (BNYM), a financial services company with business interests in 36 countries, today signed a five-year agreement for BNYM to be an official ACM provider... Read More


Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Announces Classes for 10th Anniversary

Event’s new home, Haub Family Field at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, to spotlight collector cars, boats and motorcycles September 9

April 2, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (April 2, 2012) — Featured classes have been determined for the 2012 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, which will take place Sunday, Sept... Read More


LeMay - America’s Car Museum Revs Up For June Grand Opening with Exhibit At 2012 New York International Auto Show

Museum teams with Ace Cafe to presents a slice of what’s to come at Pacific Northwest auto museum

April 2, 2012

NEW YORK (April 2, 2012) – As the excitement builds for its June grand opening, LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) is bringing a sample of its future to the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in the Jacob Javits Center. America’s Car Museum and Ace Cafe, a legendary London cafe popular with motorcycle enthusiasts around the world, are presenting a 22,000-square-foot exhibit with a variety of cars and motorcycles located on the Lower Level, Hall 1-E, and on display April 4-8, 2012, the first weekend of the show... Read More


America’s Car Museum and Ace Cafe to Debut ‘Summer Shakedown 2012”
Vintage Motorcycle Festival


April 2, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (April 2, 2012) – Ladies and gentlemen, kick start your engines... Read More


The British Are Coming to ACM! The British Are Coming to ACM!

“British Invasion” exhibit at America’s Car Museum’s grand opening will feature cars and motorcycles from across the pond

March 8, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (Mar... Read More


Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and America’s Car Museum Finalize Marketing Partnership

ACM to promote museum during events at Monterey Peninsula’s landmark track

February 9, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (Feb... Read More


America’s Car Museum Names Chief Operating Officer, Sales Manager as Grand Opening Nears

Two local residents assume important posts at ACM, set to open in June 2012

February 1, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. (February 1, 2012) – LeMay - America’s Car Museum (ACM) has appointed two Washington natives to posts with the new cultural and educational facility, naming Paul E... Read More


State Farm Named Presenting Sponsor of America’s Car Museum

January 16, 2012

State Farm Named Presenting Sponsor of America’s Car MuseumTACOMA, Wash. (Jan... Read More


SiteCrafting Inc. Renews Sponsorship with America’s Car Museum

Tacoma company is the official ACM ‘Website Provider’

November 21, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TACOMA, Wash. (Nov... Read More


Tacoma Native Donates 1965 Lotus F2 35 Race Car To America’s Car Museum

Gift, symbolic of 1960’s open-wheel racing, was donated by John and Marilyn Dimmer

November 14, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (Nov... Read More


America’s Car Museum to Host Display at Seattle Auto Show, Nov. 2-6

October 27, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (Oct... Read More


America’s Car Museum Partners with Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Beginning in 2012

Museum’s 3.5-acre show field will be home to Northwest’s top Classic Car Show

September 29, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (Sept... Read More


America’s Car Museum Gives Sneak Peek At ‘Hard Hat & High Heels’ Soireé

Museum hosts 650-plus guests, hosts auction, prepares for 2012 Grand opening

September 26, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (Sept... Read More


America’s Car Museum Names 1927 LaSalle ‘Guest of Honor’ at ‘Hard Hat & High Heels’ Party, Sept. 24

August 22, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (Aug... Read More


America's Car Museum Teams with McPherson College to Further Automotive Restoration, Education

Internships, symposia, and project vehicles are part of collaborative effort to preserve America’s automotive history

August 19, 2011

Adam Pracht, McPherson College communications, 620-242-0425 (prachta@mcpherson.edu)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


Coke is it at LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Coca-Cola® named ‘Preferred Soft Drink’ at Tacoma, Wash. museum that’s set to open in June 2012

July 28, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (July 28, 2011) – Things go better with Coke, especially at LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM),  which today signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Coca-Cola® to be the “Preferred Soft Drink” throughout the nine-acre campus that’s set to open in June 2012... Read More


America’s Car Museum is ‘Calling All Cars’ to its Pre-Inaugural Collector Car Showcase, Aug. 7, in Fife, Wash.

July 12, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (July 12, 2011) – LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) has issued an all-points bulletin for the coolest cars in the area to enter its Pre-Inaugural Collector Car Showcase, Aug... Read More


Griot Joins Board of America’s Car Museum

Griot’s Garage Signs Five-year Renewal to Support ACM

July 12, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (July 12, 2011) – Griot’s Garage, a Tacoma company dedicated to “Having fun in your garage... Read More


Party at America’s Car Museum: Tickets on Sale for ‘Hard Hat & High Heels’ Gala Fundraiser

July 5, 2011

It’s Party Time at America’s Car Museum: Tickets on Sale for ‘Hard Hat & High Heels’ Gala Fundraiser, Sept. 24“We’re Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraiser,” Says Organizers of Giant Preview Party at the 165,000-sq... Read More


Columbia Bank Increases Support for America’s Car Museum

Columbia Bank Increases Support for America’s Car Museum Naming Rights Secured for Patio Overlooking Downtown Tacoma and Thea Foss Waterway by Community Bank

June 29, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (June 29, 2011) – Tacoma-based Columbia Bank today increased its financial support for LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), securing naming rights to the top-floor patio that overlooks downtown Tacoma and the Thea Foss Waterway, according to museum CEO and President David Madeira... Read More


America’s Car Museum: Home to More than a Century of Automobiles … plus Weddings, Business Meetings and Concerts

Corporate, community and private event planners can now reserve dates at new 165,000-square-foot museum in Tacoma

June 9, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (June 9, 2011) –– Museums are sometimes perceived as one-dimensional, somewhat stuffy environments... Read More


NAPA Auto Parts to Provide Car Care for America's Car Museum

Auto Parts Distributor and Retailer to Design and Equip Museum’s “NAPA AutoCare Center”

June 8, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (June 6, 2011) –LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) will house 500 cars… and with a lot of cars comes a lot of maintenance... Read More


A First for America’s Car Museum: Its 1927 LaSalle is Entered in Italy’s Famed Mille Miglia, May 11-15

Harley Earle-designed car will also be on display when Tacoma, Wash. museum opens in May 2012

May 9, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: PCGCampbell – Bill Groak (310) 224-4940 (bgroak@pcgcampbell.com)TACOMA, Wash... Read More


America’s Car Museum sets Grand Opening for June 2012

Exterior construction is nearly three-quarters completed on Tacoma, Wash. project, which spotlights ‘America’s love affair with the automobile’ and is projected to annually provide $34 million for the local economy

April 20, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (Apr... Read More


Smalles NY Int'l Auto Show Display Will be at the America’s Car Museum Booth

Exhibit presents a sliver of what’s to come at Washington state auto museum set to open next year

April 18, 2011

With momentum building for its 2012 Grand Opening, LeMay – America’s Car Museum(ACM),  is bringing a tiny taste of its future to the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.America’s Car Museum is presenting an exhibit with “Le Petit Concours” vehicles — over 25 micro and mini cars in a 22,000-square-foot exhibit located on the Lower Level, Hall 1-E... Read More


LeMay – America’s Car Museum® Receives 
Funding for Summer Internships

April 12, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. (Apr 12, 2011) – (Tacoma, WA) - LeMay – America’s Car Museum® (ACM) is pleased to announce the recent award of $9,600 provided by the Collectors Foundation of Traverse City, Michigan to fund two internships in the Collection Management department for Summer 2011... Read More


America’s Car Museum Launches Local Dealership Adopt-an-Auto Program

Larson Automotive Group is first to join

April 6, 2011

Keeping with its “community first” focus, LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) has launched a local dealership Adopt-an-Auto program. Designed to allow auto dealers in the Pacific Northwest to become part of the ACM “family,” funds raised from the program will help support the new museum, which will open in 2012... Read More


2010 was a Very Good Year for America’s Car Museum… for a Number of Reasons

December 15, 2010

TACOMA, Wash. (Dec... Read More


Noted Automotive Author/Journalist Ken Gross Named Guest Curator of America’s Car Museum

Gross plans ‘to build on that indefinable connection that nearly everyone has with the automobile, and present it in a fascinating way.’

November 22, 2010

TACOMA, Wash. (Nov... Read More


America’s Car Museum Selects PCGCampbell as Marketing Communications Partner

Museum, set to open in fall 2011, chooses agency with auto and destination marketing experience

November 8, 2010

Contact: LeMay Museum – Scot Keller (253) 779-8490 (scot.keller@lemaymuseum... Read More


LeMay Launches Construction Progress Campaign

September 30, 2010

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay – AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM® is excited to announce the latest addition to its website which displays “live” progress of the new Museum as construction rapidly proceeds on the new facility adjacent to the Tacoma Dome. When accessing the www... Read More


America’s Car Museum & LeMay Family to host the 33rd Annual LeMay Car Show & Auction

August 17, 2010

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay – AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM® has partnered with the LeMay Family to host the 33rd Annual LeMay Car Show & Auction at Marymount Academy and the LeMay home grounds in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 9:00am-5:00pm. Visitors will see over 1,000 different vintage, specialty automobiles, trucks and motorcycles from the LeMay Collection, plus hundreds of local collector cars and other unique vehicles... Read More


Michael Craft to be Official Photographer of America’s Car Museum

August 12, 2010

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM is proud to announce Michael Craft Photography as the Official Photographer for the Museum.  Michael Craft Photography is a Seattle based Advertising Photography Studio that is making a Sponsorship pledge at the Concours Club level to the Museum... Read More


America’s Car Museum announces Groundbreaking

Major Milestone sets stage for 2011 Grand Opening

May 28, 2010

(Tacoma, WA) – A major milestone for LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM was reached today when the Museum announced that it will break ground on the long anticipated automotive Museum in Tacoma, Washington on June 10, 2010.  After nearly a decade in development, this significant milestone was reached when the Board of Directors unanimously voted to commence construction on the largest automotive Museum in North America... Read More


LeMay Club Auto and Club Auto Sport Join Forces

April 6, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2010 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Scot Keller, LeMay – America’s Car Museum® P:  253.779... Read More


LeMay and City of Tacoma Conclude Deal for Land Transfer

Major Milestone Toward Groundbreaking

February 10, 2010

(Tacoma, WA) –  In a unanimous vote Tuesday, February 9, the Tacoma City Council approved the final agreement between the LeMay Museum and the City.  President & CEO, David Madeira commented that “it’s a complex agreement that took a lot of effort for both parties to coordinate... Read More


Washington Liftruck Named Official Lift Truck Provider for America’s Car Museum

February 9, 2010

(Tacoma, WA) –  LeMay – AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM is proud to announce Washington Liftruck as their latest Official Provider.  The sponsorship consists of in-kind utilization of lift trucks for the Museum’s use as necessary for five years... Read More


Hagerty Insurance joins America’s Car Museum as national Club Auto Sponsor

Innovative Agreement Builds Club Auto Brand Nationally

December 18, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 18, 2009                                                       Media Contacts:Scot KellerChief Marketing & Communications Officer,LeMay Museum253-722-8490scot.keller@lemaymuseum... Read More


LeMay Proudly Announces Buffalo Restorations as the Official Restoration Center of America’s Car Museum

December 15, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay recently secured yet another Official Provider in the effort to build AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM.  Buffalo Restorations of Puyallup, Washington recently increased their sponsorship pledge which includes operating support and an in-kind contribution of collection maintenance and restoration services over a five year period... Read More


Adopt-an-Auto Program Allows LeMay Supporters to Get More Involved

Wide Range of Options Enable Patrons to Select Their Favorite Car

December 10, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay - America’s Car Museum announced a flexible new way for supporters to back the Museum. Named Adopt-an-Auto, the program is built around three donor levels designed to offer benefactors a broad range of adoption choices... Read More


LeMay Names New Board Directors as National Momentum Grows

October 14, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay - America’s Car Museum continues to build momentum as the Museum recently appointed two new directors to the board at the board meeting held on September 11, 2009.  Moray Callum, Executive Director of Ford America Design and Richard Davis, President and CEO of Standard Parts Corporation were both named to the LeMay Museum board of directors during the meeting... Read More


America’s Car Museum selects JTM Construction as general building contractor

September 15, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) – In a further step toward fulfilling their mission to create America’s Car Museum, the LeMay Museum Board of Directors has appointed JTM Construction as the general contractor to oversee the construction of their new museum complex in downtown Tacoma. David L... Read More


Spyker C8 Aileron to be on display at the Bonhams & Butterfields Collector Car Sale

September 8, 2009

Fresh from it’s world debut at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Spyker C8 Aileron will be on display at the Bonhams & Butterfields Collector Car Sale to benefit LeMay - America’s Car Museum September 11 and 12, 2009. Spyker Cars, the maker of high-end, handcrafted sports cars will be bringing two additional cars to be displayed at the auction in addition to the Spyker C8 Aileron... Read More


The only active Garage Storage Plus ownership facility in Pierce County

GaragePlus Storage becomes Official Car Storage Center of America's Car Museum

September 1, 2009

Tacoma-based car condo developer and “Man-Cave” builder, GaragePlus, is now recognized as LeMay - America’s Car Museum’s “Official Car Storage Center” as they recently became a Concours Club – Trophy level sponsor of the Museum. The agreement includes $100,000 in cash support and cross promotional opportunities... Read More


AAA Washington teams with America's Car Museum to hold largest Car Show in 32 years

August 18, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) – For the 32nd year, LeMay – America’s Car Museum® will host their Annual LeMay Car Show & Auction at Marymount Academy and the LeMay grounds in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Visitors will see over 1,000 different vintage, specialty automobiles, trucks and motorcycles from the LeMay Collection, plus hundreds of local collector cars and other unique vehicles... Read More


SiteCrafting Inc. Named Official Website Provider for LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

August 4, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) – SiteCrafting, Inc., a Tacoma-based web application and development company, now recognized as the Museum’s “Official Website Provider,” recently upgraded their sponsorship with America’s Car Museum® to a pledge of $100,000... Read More


LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM receives sponsorship from Motorsports Media Group, Inc.

July 27, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) -- LeMay – AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM® is proud to announce the recent Club Auto “Founding” sponsorship from Motorsports Media Group, Inc., a media company whose productions include Race Central TV, Race Central Radio and Race Central Webcasts based out of Denver, Colorado... Read More


LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM welcomes Matt Stone to the Steering Committee

June 29, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) - LeMay – America’s Car Museum is proud to welcome Motor Trend Magazine’s Executive Editor, Matt Stone to the Steering Committee.   Mr... Read More


LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Receives Funding for Summer Internship

May 12, 2009

LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce the recent award of $4,800 provided by the Collectors Foundation of Traverse City, Michigan for the internship in the Collection Management department for Summer 2009. Currently, LeMay has chosen Heath Goering as the Conservator Assistant... Read More


LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Board of Directors Votes to Move Forward

May 11, 2009

At its spring meeting on May 8th, LeMay’s Board of Directors approved the Museum’s financing plan and elected to move forward to prepare for an anticipated fall ground breaking for construction of the new LeMay–America’s Car Museum in Tacoma.   The Board made the decision to move forward based on a review of the Museum’s funding plan... Read More


LeMay board meets and agrees with financing plan; groundbreaking announcement on hold pending approval of funding

May 10, 2009

Posted in the News Tribune by C.R Roberts @ 06:11:25 pm Without actually announcing a date, this is about as close as you can get to the news that the LeMay Automobile Museum will break ground in Tacoma within the next four months... Read More


Tacoma clears way for LeMay museum financing

April 29, 2009

Tacoma clears way for LeMay museum financing Jason Hagey Tacoma council members provided a big octane boost Tuesday for the long-planned LeMay Automobile Museum. Council members approved a resolution clearing the way for the museum to apply for a $3... Read More


Speakers urge council to aid LeMay car museum

April 23, 2009

C.R ROBERTS; The News TribuneLast updated: April 23rd, 2009 06:27 AM (PDT) A dozen people spoke their minds at a Tacoma City Council public hearing Tuesday night... Read More


Put America's Car Museum over the top

Recent article in the News Tribune

April 21, 2009

THE NEWS TRIBUNE Published: 04/21/09  12:05 am The LeMay Automobile Museum had a very bad 2008. But it looks to have a very good 2009... Read More


Candida Romanelli Named 'Woman of the Year'

April 20, 2009

New York International Automobile Show director Candida Romanelli was named 'Woman of the Year' at the seventh annual Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner in New York City. Romanelli, an active member of the Museum's Board of Directors, is an eighteen-year veteran of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) and the director of the New York International Auto Show, North America's oldest and largest attended automotive exhibition... Read More


Washington's Car Museum is $7 million short

April 19, 2009

The LeMay Automobile Museum is more than $7 million short in its effort to build what supporters call America's Car Museum and it's seeking federal money to get the project under way in 2009.The News Tribune reports Museum officials must certify by the end of this year that it has the financial resources to construct the project under an agreement with the City of Tacoma... Read More


Classic collection: The autos at the LeMay museum celebrate more than perfection

April 13, 2009

Vistors tour the LeMay in Tacoma. The extensive car museum is expanding this year... Read More


America's Car Museum Sale Featuring Property from the LeMay Collection

March 24, 2009

We are now seeking additional cars for consignment to this sale. Bonhams & Butterfields has agreed to donate a percentage of their fee to benefit the Museum, so please contact consignments for more information... Read More


Griot's Garage features America's Car Museum on their website

March 24, 2009

Griot's Garage, the Official Car Care Products Supplier of America's Car Museum, has featured the Museum on their website . ... Read More


Museum Fundraising Update

February 24, 2009

At its January 16th meeting, the Board of Directors - noting that the funding gap for the new museum had been narrowed significantly over the past year - unanimously and enthusiastically authorized the Museum to apply for its building permits. The Board also authorized the Museum to secure a final construction contract and begin the certification process with the City of Tacoma to close on its land option... Read More


America's Car Museum to team up with Bonhams & Butterfields to create first annual Pacific Northwest Collector Car Auction

Designates Bonhams & Butterfields as the Official Car Collector Auctioneer of LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM as well

January 16, 2009

(Tacoma, WA) - LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce a five year agreement with Bonhams & Butterfields to create the first annual Bonhams & Butterfields sale to be held in conjunction with the 2009 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance. This will be the area’s first major predominantly “no reserve” auction, planned at the newly-renovated Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma and will feature primarily “never-before offered” cars from the famous LeMay Collection... Read More


AAA Colorado Named as Founding Sponsor at Club Auto Colorado

October 7, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) - America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce the recent founding sponsorship commitment of Club Auto Colorado by AAA Colorado.  Club Auto Colorado is one of two satellite facilities of the Museum and is located in Lakewood, Colorado, just outside of Denver... Read More


New York International Auto Show Director Appointed to Board of Directors

September 23, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) –  America’s Car Museum is proud to name Candida Romanelli to its Board of Directors.  Romanelli has served on the Museum’s Steering Committee for over a year and was elected to the Board of Directors during the board meeting earlier this month... Read More


AAA Washington pledges $1.6 million to LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

September 8, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) - LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is proud to announce that AAA Washington has pledged $1.6 million for the Museum’s proposed building to be located adjacently to the Tacoma Dome... Read More


Pierce County Auditor, Pat McCarthy sends letter of support

Read it here!

September 4, 2008

August 29, 2008     David Madeira President & CEO LeMay — America’s Car Museum PO Box 1117 Tacoma, WA 98411   Dear David,   I am proud to lend my support to exciting opportunities LeMay — America’s Car Museum will provide our region. Harold and Nancy’s unique collection will go a long way to continuing Tacoma’s renaissance while enhancing Tacoma and Pierce County’s wealth of activities and destination places... Read More


LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM receives $200k pledge from generous donor

August 20, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) - LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce the recent pledge of $200,000 from Harry Delaloye of Seattle.  Mr... Read More


Governor Gregoire Endorses LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

We recently received a generous letter from Governor Chris Gregoire, showing her support for LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM and the amazing impact it will have on the surrounding area. Read below.

July 28, 2008

David Madeira, President and CEOLeMay - America's Car MuseumPO Box 1117Tacoma, WA 98401 Dear David, I am delighted to support the rich cultural, educational, and economic opportunities that the LeMay Museum-America's Car Museum will add to the South Puget Sound region. The plans for the new location are truly amazing and will allow even more visitors to be educated about the vital role automobiles have played in our shared heritage... Read More


LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Board of Directors Continues to Grow

James Gary May is added to Museum's growing leadership

May 14, 2008

LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to welcome James Gary May to the Museum’s Board of Directors. May owns and operates Hopewell Land Partners, which is engaged in capital investments that include real estate development and investment, citrus, finance and factoring, private equity, banking, insurance, technology and many other corporate investments... Read More


Johnny Rutherford Joins LeMay AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Board of Directors

The Museum's Board of Directors Continues to Grow

May 5, 2008

LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to welcome three-time Indy 500 winning racer Johnny Rutherford to its Board of Directors. Mr... Read More


LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Opens New Club Auto Colorado

The Museum's second Club Auto location will open in Lakewood, Colorado

May 4, 2008

(Tacoma, WA)  - LeMay - America’s Car Museum® is proud to announce the grand opening of Club Auto Colorado in Lakewood, Colorado, just outside of Denver.  Club Auto is a nation-wide membership program that provides gathering places for car enthusiasts of all types who own collector or unique cars that range from classic automobiles to modern sports cars, from hot-rods to racecars; and even unique motorcycles... Read More


Hotel Murano joins LeMay AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM as a Concours Club Sponsor

May 3, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) –  LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce that the new Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma (formerly the Tacoma Sheraton), has become the most recent $100,000 sponsor and joined the growing list of official Museum providers. The multi-year commitment entails a generous cash contribution and active participation by the Hotel in Museum activities such as providing rooms and meeting space for member and board of director events... Read More


Steering Committee Member, Marty Schorr at the NYIAS 2008

April 3, 2008

See footage of the 2008 New York International Auto Show and see an interview with Museum's Steering Committee Member, Marty Schorr conducted by Matt Kelly, a GM Next Contributer.   Click here for more information about this interview... Read More


LeMay AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM will display HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER at the 2008 New York International Auto Show

March 11, 2008

 (New York, NY) –   LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce its HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER exhibit at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in the Jacob Javits Convention Center, March 18 - 23, 2008.  The exhibit will showcase iconic classics and Grand-Am and Indy Car Series racecars in a 22,000-square-foot exhibit space located on the Lower Level, Hall 1-E... Read More


Brand New Website for LeMay AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

February 25, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce the launch of their brand-new website developed by SiteCrafting Inc., a Tacoma-based web application and development company... Read More


LeMay's Steering Committee Continues to Grow

Keith Flickinger Appointed to Steering Committee for LeMay AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

January 28, 2008

 LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM® is proud to welcome Keith Flickinger to the Museum’s advisory Steering Committee. Mr... Read More


Hedges Family Estate to be Preferred Wine of LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

January 22, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) -  LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM® is proud to announce the recent sponsorship agreement with Hedges Family Estate, and has named Hedges as the Preferred Wine of  LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM. The agreement provides that Hedges Estate premium wines will be served at Museum functions, and also provides additional funding over the course of five years, bringing the total donation amount to $100,000... Read More


Comcast becomes Charter Sponsor of LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

January 10, 2008

(Tacoma, WA) – LeMay - America’s Car Museum® is pleased to announce a generous sponsorship from Comcast, the nation’s largest provider of cable services. Comcast is providing airtime and will be hosting LeMay – America's Car Museum, on “Comcast Newsmakers,” formerly “Comcast Local Edition,” a special four-minute program that will be aired more than a dozen times over 14 days throughout Western Washington... Read More


Griot's Garage to be Official Car Care Company for LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

January 7, 2008

LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM® announces Griot’s Garage as the Official Car Care Company, a well known car care product company with headquarters based out of Fife, Washington. The multi-year sponsorship commitment includes provision of car care products for the care of the Museum’s Collection... Read More


Park Place Motors Pledges $250K to LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM

January 4, 2008

(Tacoma, WA)  – LeMay - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM® is pleased to announce the pledge of $250,000 from The Bingham Family and Park Place Motors of Bellevue, Washington.  The gift, in support of the "Drive for America's Car Museum" campaign, was presented to the Museum by David Bingham, Chairman and CEO, Park Place Ltd... Read More