I’ve spent a major chunk of the last two years dragging Larissa around the country visiting car museums and auto attractions. During that time, I’ve branched out from my travel writing about road trips for the Philadelphia Inquirer to writing articles about car museums for Hemmings Motor News, known as the “bible of the collector car hobby.”
The result of all this driving is the ultimate travel guide for vintage car buffs, the Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions; the 340 page road warrior was published in August.
I love vintage cars and seeing them across America. But I became frustrated because there is no easy way to find the locations of car museums and auto attractions. The information out there was either incomplete or out of date. This guide is a valuable travel resource for anyone who wants to discover vintage and racing cars, from Model As to 280Zs. Organized geographically, it helps car buffs plan motor-themed road trips, or find a museum close to home.
There are over 250 attractions featured in the book. The museums range from the well-known, like the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, to relatively obscure ones like the Franklin Museum in Arizona and the Pontiac-Oakland Museum in Illinois. Vintage car lovers will find many places they have never head of before featuring the Brass Era, Classic Cars, Tail Fins, Muscle Cars, racing, sprint cars, trucking and more. There’s also information about visiting NASCAR race team shops.
I also include many auto-themed attractions like The Dale Trail in Dale Earnhardt’s hometown of Kannapolis, North Carolina; the Tucker Trail in Pennsylvania; along with oddities like Cadillac Ranch in Texas; Carhenge in Nebraska (think Stonehenge, but with 1950s sedans buried in the ground); and the world’s largest tire in Michigan, which was a Ferris wheel at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Bring this book along on your next road tip to discover fascinating car places.
I greatly appreciate your interest in this exciting project that helps keep America’s auto legacy alive.
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