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WARREN, Ohio, 31 May - The National Packard Museum has opened an all-new special exhibit: Micro Cars: Mini Wonders. This display runs now through July 10.

The exhibit highlights 19 of the smallest and most unusual cars and trucks built in America and Europe between 1915 and 1984.

First produced around World War I when supply rations were at their peak, micro cars then flourished after World War II as an economical transportation solution when families had very little money to spare.

The exhibit was inspired by museum members, Dick and Evie Best, who have...

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - On 15 May two new exhibitions have been opened at the Huntsville Museum of Art:

Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles
May 15 – July 24, 2011
Huth, Boeing, Salmon, Haws and Chan Galleries

Over 100 dynamic works showcase American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. Works range from preliminary sketches to fully rendered drawings, providing a rare glimpse into the creative process. Dating from an era when beauty and ingenuity were important factors in car...

TACOMA, Wash. (Apr. 20, 2011) – Fundraising for LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) has powered through the recession and construction has moved forward on-time and on-budget. With these assessments in tow, ACM management today announced that the Tacoma, Wash., project, built mostly through philanthropic funding, will have its 2012 grand opening on May 19.

“We’ve managed to build a museum (which began construction in June 2010) during difficult economic times when nearly everybody said it couldn’t be done,” says ACM President and CEO David Madeira, who has been at the museum’s helm...

It was 1960 when Diane Day walked into a hopping hamburger stand in Norwalk to buy a Coke, leaving her father's 1957 black and white Ford Fairlane parked outside of Scott's Drive-In. She returned to find a man sitting in the driver's seat.

Tom Day had seen the young blonde walk in front of his car and wanted to meet her. Apparently, the trick worked.

He picked the right car, and the right woman, and the right time. He has remained in the driver's seat ever since, they joke.

Fifty-one years later, at age 68, with three children, eight grandchildren, and about 100...

BEIJING - After years of delay Beijing Auto Museum finally opened to visitors on March 18 for a trial run, showcasing over 70 models and replicas of historical significance. During the two-month trial period, only groups with reservations will be admitted.

Located in the Fengtai district, in the southwestern part of the city, the government-run Being Auto Museum (not to be confused with the privately-run Beijing Classic Car Museum) was originally planned in 2001 as one of five major museums to be built in preparing for the 2008 Olympic Games, and the center piece of the future...

TURIN, 18 March - From the Cisitalia of 1947 to the 2uettottanta of 2010, through the Flaminia Presidenziale. These are some of the milestones of Pininfarina design on show in the new National Automobile Museum of Turin, which opens March 20.

Among the 200 cars on display in the reborn Museum dedicated to the history of the four wheels the Cisitalia 202 could not be missing. So the "moving sculpture", as defined by Arthur Drexler, can be admired again by the public, after an accurate restoration completed in 2009 at the Pininfarina plant in Cambiano (Torino). The car is still on...


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