On view in the La Porte County Historical Society Museum is the Kesling Automobile Collection, consisting of more than 30 vintage automobiles collected by Dr. Peter C. Kesling and his wife Charlene. They range in age from a 1903 Winton to a 1982 DeLorean, the car made famous in the movie “Back to the Future.” The 1903 Winton was driven from California to New York City by Dr. and Mrs. Kesling in 2003, retracing the path of the first coast to coast auto journey by Dr. Horatio Jackson, one hundred years earlier.
The Studebaker National Museum is devoted to sharing the story of the automotive and industrial history of South Bend and the greater region through the display and interpretation of Studebaker vehicles along with related industrial artifacts. The Collection also includes seven objects designated as “National Treasures” including the carriage Abraham Lincoln rode to Ford’s Theatre the night of his assassination, and a carriage used by the Marquis de Lafayette during his farewell tour of United States in 1824.
"Visitors will enjoy museum exhibits including examples of Hulman & Co. products and brands, an Indy 500 race car and Clabber Girl delivery wagon. Exploring the beautifully restored building, you’ll be transported back in time with the antique household items and kitchen appliances, vintage toys, and old-fashioned coal generator. Many museum goers favor the train room where you can see a replica of the Wabash Cannonball engine, while a model train chugs along on a track overhead!"
When the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum first opened its doors to the public at 12 o’clock noon on July 6, 1974, an era of exciting automotive history came brilliantly to life. That summer Saturday was the culmination of dreams, held by many, that a permanent institution would be created as a lasting tribute to Auburn’s rich motorcar heritage. Never before had there been proposed an automobile museum inhabiting the auto builder’s original factory showroom building.
See your heartbeat 13-feet tall, climb aboard a World War II German submarine, take a tour of your digestive system, plunge into a working coal mine or control a 40-foot tornado. Journey through a mathematical mirror maze. Plunge into a working coal mine. Step into the future. Those experiences and more await you at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago - the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and home to thousands of exhibits, artifacts and "wow" moments that last a lifetime.
The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, located in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg area of west central Florida, features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. They include pioneering front wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s, and each vehicle was chosen based on the engineering achievements that made it an important part of the evolution of the automobile.
Here you will view an impressive variety of classic and muscle cars all on display side by side. The Sarasota Classic Car Museum features immaculately restored vintage automobiles spanning over a one-hundred year history of man’s automotive genius! The museum features over 75 automobiles, consisting of the alphabet of the world’s foremost automobile manufacturers; Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Cadillac, Edsel and Ferrari are just to name a few of the exquisite examples of automotive craftsmanship!