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Historic Auto Attraction opens

July 1, 1993

Historic Auto Attraction opens

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ROSCOE—Take a journey through time at the Historic Auto Attraction opening Memorial Day weekend May 24. Seventy historic vehicles and hundreds of pieces of history create a sensation that takes you beyond the concept of most auto museums. More than a display of historic automobiles, it’s an array of hundreds of pieces of history in life-size settings. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Memorial Day weekend, the museum is just off Rockton Road between 251 and I-90 at 13825 Metric Drive.

The 36,000-square foot facility houses a collection that features: Presidential Cars, TV Land Cars, Legend of Racing Cars, Hollywood Memorabilia, Celebrity Cars, Turn-of-the-Century Cars, Hot Rods, Gangster Cars, Batman Vehicles, Superman Memorabilia, plus a picture gallery with celebrity autographs. Ghost Busters Car is just one of the new attractions this year. Owner Wayne Lensing said, “There are 70 cars in the collection, with most having a special moment in history. The attraction is divided into rooms, each featuring different classes of cars or events in history.”

When you enter the Historic Auto Attraction, the atmosphere brings history to life. The nostalgic feeling and connection to history surrounding these objects draws the visitor back in time. You will see some extremely famous cars in the Presidential World Leaders room such as the Secret Service limo from the Kennedy assassination, depicting “A Day in Dallas,” along with autos from Emperor Hirohito of Japan, King of Siam, and Evita Peron. Remember the Cadillac that Johnny Cash once sang about in “One Piece at a Time”? The 1976 Cadillac shimmers in copper and silver because it is covered in coins—120,000 of them, weighing a ton!

See Dale Earnhardt’s uniform and Richard Petty’s first racecar, and the personal belongings of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean, to name a few. There is so much more to see and many interesting places like the bicentennial money car. Lensing is always rotating and expanding his collection, so stop by often to see what’s new.

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