LeMay and City of Tacoma Conclude Deal for Land Transfer

Major Milestone Toward Groundbreaking

Feb 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.  We are very grateful for the City’s efforts and their staff’s cooperation,” said Madeira.

With the land transfer approved, the LeMay Museum is now able to focus on securing the final financing for the project and move forward to a much-anticipated ground breaking targeted for this spring.


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 Hagerty Insurance SiteCrafting, Inc. Hedges Family Estate
Michael Craft Photography Griot's Garage Sports Car Market Magazine Titus Will Automotive, Inc.
Northwest Harley-Davidson Washington Liftruck, Inc. Hotel Murano Thuzi
Inde MotorSport Ranch Napa Auto Parts Coca - Cola Getty Images, Seattle
Arscentia, Inc. Sameday Scratch and Dent Repair Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Olympic Eagle Distributing AAA Washington Passport Transport BMW Northwest
Washington State Independent Auto Dealers Association Puyallup Tribe of Indians Charitable Trust

Historic Vehicle Association

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