The National Automobile Museum has announced they will officially open their doors to the public this Monday, June 1, 2020. This announcement comes in the wake of the Phase 2 re-opening roll-out from Nevada state Governor Sisolak. The Museum closed its doors nearly 65 days ago, losing immediate revenue
What Color Black Do You Want? In his 1922 autobiography, Henry Ford said that in 1909 he told his management team, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” Some historians are not sure he uttered those exact words, but
The DIY Automotive Movement The Metz Company was a pioneer automobile maker established by Charles Herman Metz of Waltham, Massachusetts from 1908 to 1922. Metz had one of the most unique Do-It-Yourself kits in the industry. But they were not the first to enter the DIY market. Beginning in 1899, A.L.
Online shopping is big now, even for automobiles. But in 1952, the internet was still decades away (1983), and it would be seven more years before the World Wide Web (1990). But there was something almost as good: The Sears Catalog. Sears Department Stores began in 1886, but their catalog
The MotoMeter One of the fun ways to enjoy the National Automobile Museum is to examine the various styles of radiator caps. They range from metal sculptures of classic nudes and racing greyhounds to flying birds and Indian chiefs. But one of the simplest, and most appropriately named, is the
The Man Behind Lana Turner’s Chrysler Hubcaps One of our most beautiful cars at the National Automobile Museum is the 1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton/LeBaron. Not only is it gorgeous, it is known as the “Lana Turner” Chrysler. It features what must have been one of the most elegant automotive “rumble seats”
One of our Most-Famous Movie Cars (maybe) As a museum, we don’t like to cite facts without verification and documentation. But sometimes it’s fun just to speculate. Bill Harrah acquired our 1936 DeSoto Airstream Taxi from a company that once did lots of rentals to movie studios. When you check