ROSCOEThis Wednesday, Dec. 7, is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and Historic Auto Attractions will be open in honor of that fateful day. It will also be the last day of the year that the business will be open to the public until reopening on Memorial Day weekend in 2006.
See the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Display featuring his 1938 Cadillac Secret Service Limousine and some personal belongings including his cane and a handheld radio. Harry S. Trumans 1950 Lincoln Presidential Limo is displayed with a lifelike mannequin of him in the back seat and giant murals depicting some of his accomplishments. Also on display is one of Dwight D. Eisenhowers personal cars, a 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine, also with a lifelike mannequin riding in the back seat. As many people may know, John F. Kennedy was a World War II war hero; see several displays of JFK, two of his cars, and hundreds of pieces of literature and artifacts relating to his life and death.
Also housed in the World Leaders Room is a section containing parade vehicles from many of the Axis Powers. Adolf Hitlers 1939 Mercedes G4 six-wheeled staff car makes a powerful display of an amazing machine. Benito Mussolinis 1939 Lancia Austra parade car is displayed in immaculate condition. Also on display is the 1939 Horch 930v Cabriolet staff car used by Hitlers most evil henchman, Heinrich Himmler.
Open Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last day open! Admission is $8 for adults, $7 seniors, $6 for kids 6-15 years old, children younger than 6 are free. Historic Auto Attractions is in Roscoe, just off Highway 251 across from Eco Lab.
From the Dec. 7-13, 2005, issue