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

Aug 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.  In addition to the cars, there will be numerous automobile-related vendor displays, The Collector Car Showcase – a judged car show, food vendors and an auction hosted by Mathers Inc. Auctioneers. 


The newly added Collector Car Showcase will feature Lance Lambert of the Vintage Vehicle Show as the Master of Ceremonies.  Co-chairs of the Collector Car Showcase are John Austin and Andy Panagiotou of the Gallopin’ Gerties Model A Club.  Gerald Greenfield of the Classic Car Club of America and Kirkland Concours d’Elegance will serve as Chief Judge.  The Collector Car Showcase sponsors include Car Toys, KZOK, Buffalo Restorations and Save a Battery.  Collector Car Showcase award sponsors include Griot’s Garage and Pacific Grill.  Entrance admission into the Collector Car Showcase is $25 which includes admission for one person and is open to the first 120 cars that enter. Car clubs and collectors are also invited to showcase their automobiles in the non-judged display at Marymount.


Car show hours go from 9 am to 5 pm.  Museum members receive free admission when a membership card is presented.  Non-member entry donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free admission for active-duty military.  Free parking will be available offsite with free shuttle bus transportation between the parking lots, Marymount Academy and the LeMay grounds.  For more information about the 32nd Annual LeMay Car Show, the Collector Car Showcase or to purchase tickets visit or call (253) 536-2885.


About LeMay – America’s Car Museum®
America’s Car Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the LeMay Collection of automobiles and memorabilia, along with vehicles and artifacts it may acquire. The LeMay Collection was recognized in the Guinness Book of World records as the largest privately held car collection in the world. At its peak, the collection was in excess of 3,000 automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles, plus more than 30,000 pieces of related 20th century Americana. Plans are under way to build a brand-new museum campus in Tacoma, WA to feature 1,000 cars and memorabilia. More information is available online at



Official Providers

State Farm Mutual Insurance Company Napa Auto Parts AAA Washington Titus Will Automotive, Inc.
Hagerty Insurance Arscentia, Inc. BMW Northwest Bardahl
BNY Mellon Wealth Management Coca - Cola Columbia Bank Flex-a-lite Consolidated
Getty Images, Seattle Griot's Garage Hedges Family Estate Hemmings
Inde MotorSport Ranch Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Michael Craft Photography Microsoft
Hotel Murano New York International Auto Show Olympic Eagle Distributing Pacific Raceways
Passport Transport Puyallup Tribe of Indians Charitable Trust Sameday Scratch and Dent Repair Seattle International Auto Show
SiteCrafting, Inc. Sports Car Market Magazine TriArc True Collection
U.S. Bank Washington Liftruck, Inc. Washington State Independent Auto Dealers Association

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