Exhibits on Display:
Harold E. LeMayThe Grand Gallery features 45 cars originally from Harold and Nancy LeMay’s vast car collection. The exhibit helps to show the diversity of the 3000+ cars that Harold collected during his lifetime. The cars on display span the entire century of the automobile, with a heavy influence of American cars. Highlights include the 1917 Crane Simplex, a 1930 Duesenberg J, and a 1948 Tucker.
Ferrari In AmericaThis exhibit highlights the 60+ years of the Ferrari brand in America, and the influence Luigi Chinetti had during the formative years. The exhibit features Ferrari automobiles from each decade - from the earliest cars, all the way to modern road and race cars. Some vehicle highlights include a 1949 166MM Barchetta, 1953 375MM Carrera Panamericana, 1991 Ferrari F40, and a 2013 458 Italia Challenge.
British InvasionThe British Invasion exhibit covers both the cars and the culture that invaded America after WWII, and through the 1960s. The exhibit also celebrates the culture of Great Britain in the 1960s, with the Beatles, the Cavern Club, and so much of what invaded America during this era. Iconic cars displayed in this exhibit include Jaguar, Mini, Austin-Healey, and Lotus.
Indy CarsIn the Motorsports hallway, the Indy Car exhibit is truly a world class collection of race cars. The Indianapolis 500 is the largest single day motorsports event in the world, and an iconic piece of American history. Featuring early Indy Cars (all pre 1970), the exhibit features six cars on loan from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, as well as the 1959 Indy winning car!
Nicola Bulgari CollectionNicola Bulgari is one of the great American car collectors, although he is possibly better known for his family business – BVLGARI jewelry. Nicola has a passion for American cars, and is sharing ten of his personal cars from his collection – Buicks, Cadillacs, and even a Hupmobile are part of this exhibit. Each car has been restored to a very high level, and tells an interesting story about the cars and the collector.
Classics and Custom CoachworkOpulence and luxury abound in this exhibit highlighting amazing cars from the 1930s. During an era when high end cars were built as a “rolling chassis”, and then sent out to a custom coachbuilder for the body and interior, this exhibit highlights some of the best in the world. The exhibit features custom coachwork by Darrin, Erdman & Rossi, Dietrich, and Derham on various Duesenberg, Packard, Lincoln, and Mercedes-Benz automobiles.
Alternative PropulsionShowcasing over 100 years of automobiles powered by various combinations of steam, electric, gasoline, and solar, this exhibit shows the story of what has become our modern day electric/hybrid car. The exhibit has some of the earliest electric cars, all the way to the current offerings by major manufactures such as GM, Toyota, and Nissan.