June 1st, 2nd & 3rd, it’s been on my calender for quite some time. Why? Because I eat, drink, and sleep automobiles. My two boys are named after cars, I stay awake at night thinking about cars, and I’ve written 100′s of articles about… you guessed it – cars. June 1st and 2nd mark the grand opening dates of Lemay: If you follow my blog, you’ve heard of it before. A collection that started with one man’s passion has grown into a world class museum, focused on America’s love affair with the automobile. .
What once was a collection of cars crammed into every square foot of the old Marymount Academy in Parkland, WA will now be a state of the art 165,000 square foot, four-level museum. Resting just off of I-5, next to the Tacoma dome in Tacoma, WA, America’s Car Museum is a sight to behold. At first glance it’s clear the museum was designed after the hood of a car. The long sloped design of the building itself resembles something like an old Duesenberg. Herold LeMay isn’t with us anymore, but I’m sure he’s looking down from the heavens with an approving eye.
Young or old, new school or old school, ACM will be a gathering place for automotive enthusiasts of all kinds and levels. ACM won’t just be a place to display cars, it will be a place to gather, learn, and grow. You can eat there, dance there, learn there, and ultimately, the love affair of the automobile will be instilled upon all who enter.
June 1st & 2nd & 3rd, 2012. ACM will be hosting a number of parties on the night of June 1st, with free car shows on the 2nd and 3rd. Other activities and events like go-karts and music concerts will also be a part of the festivities. Not to mention, Saturday the 2nd will mark the first tours in the new museum. Tacoma is now home to a landmark museum that should be on anyones “to do” list. Be sure not to miss it!