Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tucker Road Trip, Day 5

It's a pretty long leg of the Tucker Road Trip from the Southeast USA to the Pacific Northwest, but that's where we find Tucker No. 1007 on display at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, WA. "America's Car Museum" is housed in a former Catholic boys' school (Marymount Academy), with beautiful cars on display in the former auditorium, gymnasium, boys' locker room--even the indoor swimming pool!

Tucker No. 1007
Harold and Nancy LeMay amassed the largest privately-owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. At its peak, the LeMay Collection numbered in excess of 3,000 vehicles and thousands of artifacts and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1998, Harold and Nancy LeMay formed the 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The Harold E. LeMay Museum, and committed themselves to donating the vast LeMay Collection to the Museum for the benefit of the public. The LeMay Museum was chartered to secure, preserve and interpret the valuable LeMay Collection, along with additional vehicles and artifacts that it may acquire, in order to explore the broad themes of American mobility and lifestyle in an instructive and entertaining manner.

The LeMay Museum is located at 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma, WA 98445, and is open year-round for guided tours only. The museum is located southeast of downtown Tacoma, near the interchange of I-5 and WA-512, and less than an hour south of Seattle. Check the museum's website for directions and more information.


(Post credit: Kit Fox; photo credit: TACA website)

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