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Dear Gabby

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Ladies in "Gone with the Wind" dresses
Gabby, What is going on these days?  The mother-in-law and her friends showed up at the house last weekend for Sunday dinner dressed like a gaggle of dance hall floozies!  They need to get with it and be more modern.  Seriously, what should these gals be wearing in the jazz age? Signed, Vexed in Verdi, Dec. 1939   Dear V V,

Pedal Cars

Monday, December 9, 2013
Flat Tire Jack on his third birthday with his shiny new pedal car.
In celebration of our new exhibit, "Pedal Cars - Kids Classic Rides",  our guest blogger Flat Tire Jack has shared a bit from when he was just a little wheel. Recently heard in the check-out line at the local ice cream store.

2013 Raffle Winner

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Congratulations to the winner of the 1985 Corvette.   The winning ticket is 17071 and the winner is from Saskatchewan, Canada.

Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum

Monday, October 21, 2013
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There is a full moon tonight, the leaves are blowing about and the night is chilly. This is just the perfect setting for little ghouls and goblins to hit the bricks and scare the dickens out of everyone.   The black and orange Halloween seasonal theme is carried out at the National Automobile Museum with the cars getting into the act. I met two of the characters in Gallery 2 and Gallery 3 just the other day.

Dear Gabby

Monday, September 23, 2013
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In answer to requests to highlight some of our non-piston-powered treasures, we are pleased to introduce our newest blog addition "Dear Gabby".  These occasional segments will follow in the footsteps of other fine advice columns... set in the early 1900s. Dear Gabby

The Henrys - Ford and Leland

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
1927 Lincoln Coaching Brougham at Pebble Beach
Henry Ford’s success can be attributed, in part, to his interaction with Henry Leland. Henry Leland’s participation in the early Henry Ford Company led to Mr. Ford leaving his company and starting the Ford Motorcar Company. This then led to the formation of Cadillac and continued success for both men. They shared a vision that was expressed differently in their work. Let’s explore their paths to success.

Henry Ford's 150th Birthday Party

Thursday, August 1, 2013
This fabulous birthday party had it all... The show featured Fords from 1903 to 2013 on display outside plus music by the Colin Ross duo and wine and hor's dourves inside.   "Henry Ford" himself showed up, gave a wonderful talk and enjoyed his birthday cake.  Thank you to our presenting sponsor Jones West Ford for helping us celebrate Ford's birthday and his contribution to the automotive industry.

A.P. Brush and Henry Ford

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Henry Ford
A. P. Brush and Henry Ford met in the early days of the development of the automobile.  As mentioned before, each shared the common goal of delivering the $500 car to the public. Each was successful in meeting their goals but the path was difficult at best. Henry’s early ventures into car production were not successful but led to Mr. Brush’s success. Likewise, Ford’s success would be the harbinger of Brush’s downfall. On to the details...

Reciprocal Day Fun

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A little friend "driving" our fire truck at the Discovery Museum
Everyone had a great time at both The Discovery and the National Automobile Museum during reciprocal admission days.   Congratulations to Carlene and John - winners of the $50 Museum store gift certificates!!   Mark your calendar - the next reciprocal days are September 27 and 28, 2013.

Father's Day For Free

Friday, June 14, 2013
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All dads receive free admission when visiting with their family on this day.*

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