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Hanksters Hot Rods

Hanksters Hot Rods

Hanksters Hot RodsHanksters Hot Rods is a classic car dealership, buyer, seller, and showroom based in Indiana, Pennsylvania and founded and owned by long-term car enthusiast Gary Hankinson, aka Hankster. He has been putting his passion to work for decades and specializes in muscle cars along with his professional staff. In 2015, Hankster partnered with Kevin Sergent and opened a new showroom in South Daytona, Florida.

Combined, Gary and Kevin have nearly 60 years of experience working with cars, both new and classic. Together they bring their strengths to bear on the classic, and especially muscle car, market. With their trusted and equally car-passionate staff they offer services from buying and selling classic cars to financing to transportation. They work with first-time buyers and experienced car collectors alike.

Walter P. Chrysler Museum

Walter P. Chrysler Museum

Chrysler MuseumThe Walter P. Chrysler Museum was a collection of antique, concept, and custom Chrysler vehicles as well as historical exhibits detailing the story of Chrysler and its contributions to the world of automotive technology, design, and innovation. The 55,000-square foot museum included three floors of displays and was located next to Chrysler Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is no longer open to the public.

Chrysler MuseumThe first floor of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum included a history of the first 50 years of the automotive industry from the perspective of Chrysler and its vehicles. This part of the museum’s collection included rare and early cars dating back to the very early 1900s. Nameplates on display here were Rambler, Hudson, Nash, Plymouth, DeSoto, and Willys-Overland.

The Gilmore Car Museum

The Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore MuseumThe Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan showcases the history of automobiles with over 300 vehicles on display. The museum has its beginnings in a gift given from a wife to a husband. Genevieve Gilmore gave her husband Donald a 1920 Pierce-Arrow for his birthday in 1963. Donald restored the vehicle and found a new hobby working with classic cars. Before long, the Gilmores owned over 30 historic automobiles and moved their collection to a 90-acre property, complete with historic barns to house them.

Henry Ford Museum

Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford MuseumThe Henry Ford Museum is an impressive collection of cars and history and just one part of the larger museum complex called the Henry Ford. Other parts of the complex include the outdoor museum called Greenfield Village, an IMAX theater, a factory tour, and a research center. The Henry Ford Museum is a National Historic Landmark and is located in Dearborn, Michigan, hometown of the car maker himself.

Henry Ford Museum in Detroit

Henry Ford is without question one of the most iconic figures in American industrial history, and  during his time he was one of the wealthiest and most famous individuals on the planet. Prior to the mass production of the Ford Model T, which was introduced in October of 1908, automobile ownership was the exclusive domain of the wealthy because they were made individually by hand. Ford revolutionized the industry through the development of the assembly line technology that fueled production of the Model T, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The Mullin Automotive Museum: A Tribute to French Classic Cars of the 20’s and 30’s

A new automotive museum opened in Oxnard, California in February called The Mullin Automotive Museum.  This museum pays homage to art and autos of the Art Deco and Machine Age (1918-1941) in France.  One of the museums showrooms displays over 100 historic French vehicles including:  Delahaye, Delage, Voisin, Bugatti and Talbot-Lagos and coachwork from Figoni et Falaschi, Labourdette, Chapron, Gangloff, Saoutchik, and Letourneur et Marchand.  The museum is also exhibiting 30 vehicles with Pebble Beach winning restorations and French classics from the Grand Prix and the Le Mans.  Finally, the museums touts that they have an entire floor dedicated to the Bugatti, cleverly named “Club Bugatti”.

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum

We always like to encourage our readers to mix their love of classic cars with some R & R and take road trips that are centered around cool attractions for classic car fans, and with that theme in mind today’s suggestion is the Sarasota Classic Car Museum. If you live in most places around the country you are probably feeling a consistent nip in the air around now, and with Thanksgiving coming up next week you will be shoveling snow before you know it. A winter trip to Florida is a must, and Sarasota is a great place to visit offering top-rated white sand beaches, art, dining…and the Sarasota Classic Car Museum.

The National Automobile Museum

National Automobile Museum: Nestled in downtown Reno, Nevada is a spectacle that will surely appeal to car enthusiasts and their families alike. Amidst the casinos and adult-oriented fun is a family-friendly automotive heaven where anyone can find their place in history through automobiles: The National Automobile Museum. Located on Mill Street in The Biggest Little City In The World, this museum features concept cars, movie cars, noteworthy cars, flying cars, boat cars…you get the picture.