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.
“Passport Transport is the most reputable, sophisticated auto shipping company in the business,” says ACM President and CEO David Madeira. “So they were a natural fit when it came to entrusting an organization with transporting our prized collection of cars, trucks and motorcycles.”
ACM, which USA Today named one of the “8 big openings of 2012,” unveiled more than 350 vehicles at their June 2 grand opening, many from the record-setting LeMay family collection. The four-story, 165,000-square-foot museum sits on a nine-acre campus replete with a 3.5 acre show field, banquet hall, library, café and “in-the-round” movie theatre, and hosts everything from vintage car and motorcycle shows to rock concerts and drive-in movies.
"America's Car Museum has one of the most exquisite automotive collections in the world," said David R. Pitt, president of Passport Transport, "and with more than 40 years experience handling everything from classics to exotics, we have the expertise and resources to ensure ACM's 'rolling works of art' safely make it from point A to point B."
Passport Transport, founded by Robert Pass in 1970 and headquartered in Lebanon, MO., provides automotive shipping services across each of the 48 contiguous states. To date, thousands vehicles have been moved using their custom-built, fully enclosed auto transporters, which can be configured and adjusted to accommodate nearly any car or truck regardless of size.
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LeMay – America’s Car Museum, set for a June 2012 opening in downtown 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, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit (www.lemaymuseum.org)