Oldgas.com Home  

Click here for Petro Porcelain Sign auction listings


Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Links | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
#771679 Fri Dec 03 2021 07:15 AM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
T
Teach Offline OP
Active Member
OP Offline
Active Member
T
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
My family spends some time traveling in an old RV each summer and we are always on the lookout for interesting stops. I have found quite a few car museums, particularly in New England, but I would be grateful if anyone could steer me to any petroliana collections or museums, car museums, etc. that are open to the public. We will probably stay within the eastern half of the US this coming summer, so anything in that area would be particularly good. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Teach; Fri Dec 03 2021 07:17 AM.
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Teach #771680 Fri Dec 03 2021 07:20 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 909
Likes: 12
B
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
B
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 909
Likes: 12
SimplerTimes in NW Pa

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Bill jr #771681 Fri Dec 03 2021 07:30 AM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
T
Teach Offline OP
Active Member
OP Offline
Active Member
T
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
Originally Posted by Bill jr
SimplerTimes in NW Pa
ABSOLUTELY! We were there last summer and were blown away. John gave my sons a DVD of his dad narrating a tour of the place and it has been fun to go back and watch a few times. That man was an encyclopedia of knowldege.

Thanks for this recommendation. Keep them coming!

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Teach #771693 Fri Dec 03 2021 05:48 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 909
Likes: 12
B
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
B
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 909
Likes: 12
iF YOU GET TO THE NW CORNER OF PA CALL YOU CAN STOP HERE

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Teach #771694 Fri Dec 03 2021 06:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 165
Likes: 14
R
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
R
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 165
Likes: 14
If you ever find yourself in Michigan, The Gilmore car museum in Hickory Corners, (between Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids) may blow your brains out!! I won't try to explain, just look it up!
The main lobby has Duesenberg's to start! Top of the line to say the least.

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Bill jr #771695 Fri Dec 03 2021 06:09 PM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
T
Teach Offline OP
Active Member
OP Offline
Active Member
T
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
Originally Posted by Bill jr
iF YOU GET TO THE NW CORNER OF PA CALL YOU CAN STOP HERE
If we are going to be in that area I will reach out. Thanks.

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Rick S. #771696 Fri Dec 03 2021 06:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
T
Teach Offline OP
Active Member
OP Offline
Active Member
T
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
Originally Posted by Rick S.
If you ever find yourself in Michigan, The Gilmore car museum in Hickory Corners, (between Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids) may blow your brains out!! I won't try to explain, just look it up!
The main lobby has Duesenberg's to start! Top of the line to say the least.

You said it, Rick! The Gilmore was also on our trip last summer, and yes, it was amazing. My 13 year-old boys were nearly as awe struck as me, and my very tolerant wife loved it as well. One of my sons is into Vettes, while the other is into Mustangs, and neither was disappointed, to be sure.

[Linked Image]

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Teach #771697 Fri Dec 03 2021 06:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
T
Teach Offline OP
Active Member
OP Offline
Active Member
T
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
I know they all aren't going to be like the Gilmore, or even Simpler Times, but sometimes the smaller ones can be better for learning, conversations, etc.

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Teach #773398 Tue Jan 04 2022 05:24 PM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
T
Teach Offline OP
Active Member
OP Offline
Active Member
T
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
Well, I found the Old Gas Sites to Visit Page with links to quite a few sites. I am still firming up the vacation plans, but I hope to get to some of them next summer.

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Teach #773905 Fri Jan 14 2022 02:27 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
P
New Member
Offline
New Member
P
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
This one is fairly local and worth a visit if you haven't already been.

I used to take my kids all the time when they were young. We still call it the car castle.

https://larzanderson.org/history/

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Paleale #773913 Fri Jan 14 2022 07:55 PM
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
T
Teach Offline OP
Active Member
OP Offline
Active Member
T
Joined: Feb 2021
Posts: 29
Originally Posted by Paleale
This one is fairly local and worth a visit if you haven't already been.

I used to take my kids all the time when they were young. We still call it the car castle.

https://larzanderson.org/history/

Yes, that's a good one. We've spent quite a few Father's Days there for German Car Day.

[Linked Image]

Re: Looking for East Coast Museums, Collections, etc.
Teach #773925 Sat Jan 15 2022 02:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 339
Likes: 3
F
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
F
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 339
Likes: 3
Maybe the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio
https://packardmuseum.org/


Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Click here for Gas Pump auction listings

Copyright © 2021 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4