The collection is an eclectic one with cars ranging in age from a 1910 International to a Ferrari Testarossa. The premiere mark in the collection is Studebaker.
The family had a long and fruitful relationship with Studebaker, dating from 1923 to 1956. Twenty-eight Studebakers are on display ranging from a 1915 SD4 Touring car to a 1964 GT Hawk. There are many Studebakers from the 20’s and 30’s, considered the heyday for Studebaker. Also on display is an example of the famous Raymond Lowey designed 1953 Coupe plus a Lowey designed Avanti.
Another unusual vehicle is a 1931 Studebaker President Speedway model. This car is capable of a speed in excess of 90 miles per hour. Painted black with a striking red chassis and interior it is a stunning addition to the collection. Just one hundred of these were produced by Studebaker during the 1931 model year.
In addition to the cars, there is an extensive collection of antique pedal cars, motorcycles, bicycles, automotive related art and a large collection of gas powered toys. The gas powered toy cars date from the 30’s to the late 60’s. Gas powered toy airplanes as well as other toys are also included in the collection.
The museum encompasses two floors covering 44,000 square feet. This space houses a 12,000 square foot banquet room which incorporates a vintage Skelly Gas Station, 1950’s drive-in-diner stage, and a European bistro sidewalk cafe/bar.
The banquet room was designed with amenities such as a fully equipped commercial kitchen, two station restaurant style bar, professional grade sound and lighting system, as well as two large screen projectors.
The Museum, while not open to the general public, is available to select fund-raising and charitable organizations
A Private Car Collection Celebrating the Art and History of the Automobile
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