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TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 17, 2012) – State Farm is there…again. LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) today announced it has finalized an agreement retaining State Farm, the museum’s largest and longest-running corporate supporter, as presenting sponsor through 2014.
ACM, North America’s largest automotive museum, will continue to be promoted as “State Farm Presents America’s Car Museum.” Additionally, State Farm – America’s largest auto and home insurer – will maintain naming rights to the museum’s in-the-round theatre.
“State Farm supported America’s Car Museum when it was nothing more than a collection of cars and an idea,” says David Madeira, ACM president and CEO. “From the beginning, they believed in the ACM concept of creating a national destination where families and enthusiasts can gather to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile. With State Farm’s partnership for at least two more years, I’m confident our museum will continue to surpass expectations.”
Madeira said ACM will debut three new, interactive exhibits in 2013, which are being designed by the museum’s co-guest curators, award-winning journalists Ken Gross and Thos. Bryant. In addition, ACM will continue to host concerts, festivals and special events on their nine-acre campus, including a one-year anniversary celebration in June.
“As the nation’s leading car insurer, State Farm shares common values with America’s Car Museum,” said Tim Van Hoof, State Farm assistant vice president for marketing. “We are proud to help ACM visitors experience our country’s interest in everything auto through interactive exhibits.”
State Farm also sponsors the Seattle, New York and Chicago Auto Shows, where ACM has a strong annual presence. The two organizations plan to collaborate on efforts at those events in 2013.
Additional details regarding America’s Car Museum can be found at www.lemaymuseum.org.
ABOUT America’s Car Museum (www.lemaymuseum.org)
State Farm Presents 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)
About State Farm®:
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 43 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.
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