America’s Car Museum just keeps on trucking, with the Tacoma attraction firing on all cylinders as it celebrates its fifth anniversary.
Since opening its doors on June 2, 2012, ACM has hosted visitors from all 50 states and 47 countries, housed 815 vehicles (including cars, motorcycles and boats) and conducted over 600 museum tours. The facility has become active in preserving the nation’s motoring legacy; in 2016, ACM became a part of America’s Automotive Trust, a nonprofit aimed at securing a vibrant future for the collector car industry.
“The drive to build an international destination to tell the story of America’s love affair with the automobile was an immense undertaking,” said America’s Automotive Trust President and CEO David Madeira. “Against all odds, we managed to build the Museum during very difficult economic times thanks to donations from the LeMay family, as well as countless individuals and organizations that believed in our vision.”
“The wide-ranging assortment at ACM is truly one-of-a-kind and the vehicles rotated into the Museum are prominently displayed alongside staple exhibits like ‘Lucky’s Garage’ – which pays tribute to Harold LeMay’s unbelievable treasure trove of cars and auto-related memorabilia,” added ACM President and COO Paul E. Miller. “But just having a stunning collection wasn’t going to set ACM apart from other car museums, so we regularly are involved with the community and undertake a wide range of activities and events locally and nationally.”
The museum will celebrate the anniversary at tomorrow’s Wheels & Heels Annual Gala.