Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tucker Road Trip, Day 12

The Tucker Road Trip heads south to visit Tucker No. 1028 at the Tupelo Automobile Museum in Tupelo, MS.  Tupelo is also the birthplace of Elvis Presley, and the home of the Tupelo National Battlefield and the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors Center.

Tucker No. 1028
The 120,000-square-foot Tupelo Automobile Museum is owned by a non-profit, educational foundation that will keep the collection of cars preserved for future generations. The foundation is developing educational scholarships that will assist with education for special needs, trades and college education.  The collection includes (in addition to No. 1028) over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed to illustrate the progress of over 100 years of automobile design and engineering. These include an 1886 Benz, a never-driven 1994 Dodge Viper, a Lincoln previously owned by Elvis Presley, other movie and celebrity vehicles, Hispano Suizas, a Duesenberg, and many more rare brands and American favorites.

The museum is open for self-guided tours year-round, but is closed on Mondays and major holidays.  It's located at 1 Otis Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38804, just off US-45.  Visit the museum's website for more information.


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

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