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

Apr 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. Le Petit Concours will be on display April 22-24, 2011, during the first public weekend of the show.

ACM will have a nine-acre campus – with the four-story, 165,000-sq. ft. museum as the hub –including a massive show field to host everything from vintage car events to rock concerts and drive-in movies. There will also be a gift shop, banquet center and café, an educational center/library and rotating exhibits using cars, music, film and photos for displays such as “game-changing automotive inventions.”

“This is just a small taste of what a trip to America’s Car Museum will be like,” said LeMay President & CEO David Madeira. “Big or small, fast or slow, every car has a story, and all of us at America’s Car Museum are looking forward to sharing America’s car stories with our guests beginning next year.”

Twenty-eight micro and mini cars will be displayed, including such varied offerings as a 1967 Wankel Spider, a 1957 Goggomobil TS 400 Coupe and a 1932 Martin Aeroplane Factory Martinette. The oldest car of the group will be a 1919 Heyat Helico.

Micro cars are defined as those with 500cc or smaller engines, and mini cars have engines in the 501 – 1000 cc range. ACM, in conjunction with Teeny Tiny Productions of Chicago, has assembled this display of diminutive vehicles from around the country. Many of the micro and mini cars are privately owned and some of their owners will be at the booth to talk about their cars.

List of Le Petit Concours vehicles:
1967 Wankel Spider
1960 Mini
1958 BMW Isetta 300
1959 Velorex Oskar
1961 Midget Motors King Midget Model 3
1969 Fuji Heavy Industries 360 Sedan Deluxe
1959 Messerschmidt KR 200
1960 BMW 600
1957 Goggomobil TS 400 Coupe
1951 Crosley Motor Car Company Hook & Ladder Fire Truck
1947 Crosley Motor Car Company Sedan
1919 Heyat Helico
1952 Ansart & Teissere Cogolin
1965 Peel Engineering P-50
1932 Martin Aeroplane Factory Martinette
2000 Honda Insight
1962 Heinkel Trojan 200
1971 Honda 600 Coupe/AZ600
1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformable
1955 BMW Isetta 300
1957 BMW Isetta 300
1966 Citroen AMI6
1958 BMW 600
1959 Austin Healey Sprite
1973 Fiat 500-R Cinquecento
1965 Citroen 2CV Special
1972 Citroen AMI 8 break
1986 Owosso Motor Car Company Pulse Litestar

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, set for a 2012 opening in Tacoma, Wash., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, a banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit (


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
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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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