SPRINGFIELD’S AMAZING CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM


Publish date: 2016-05-06 13:51:12
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Guy Mace has a total of 67 classic cars and he knows each and everyone of them, he even allows his collector friends “meet” them. On the 90th anniversary celebration of the Route 66’s birth, He announce that he is planning to open a Route 66 Car Museum this June 15 on “The Mother Road” located at 1625 W. College st., Springfield. 
 

Supporters can witness two Rolls Royces, the car that was used in the move “The Grapes of Wrath,” in the year 1939 shows the 1926 Hudson, a 1955 BMW that is original except for the seats fabric and a one of only 125 ever made 1967 Healey that were painted golden beige. His collection also features eight Jaguars built between 1954 and 1974, the Zombie Protection Truck from the movie series “Resident Evil,” a one-cylinder 1907 REO, a Gotham Cruiser and many other unique vehicles in excellent condition.

 

He began collecting cars in the year 1990 as an investments and brags them off by driving each of it. Until he decided that it was the right time for him to share it with others by opening a museum.

Every car that you can pass through he will tell you stories about it. Stating its history, how and why he collected it and the specifications including the engines, paint colors and more.

“I enjoy cars,” Mace said. “I enjoy showing the cars. I think it’ll be a great boon to Route 66.”

In finding the perfect location for such wonderful museum Springfield has the qualification for it its also know as “The Birthplace of Route 66” after the name of an iconic highway announced in the city on 30th of April 1926.

Springfield also is home to the the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & Car Show, National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals, the new C-Street Car Show for the Kilties, the June Bug Jamboree, Spyderfest and other car shows and automobile events.

The president/CEO of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tracy Kimberlin. Said he is excited for a unique classic car museum that is opening on Route 66 in Springfield. “The Route 66 Car Museum is a great addition to the mix of attractions here in Springfield,” Kimberlin said. “Guy Mace has an amazing car collection and I’m glad the public will get to see it.”

$15 will be the admission fee for the museum with discounts for veterans and children.

More details will be announced as they become available.

In other Route 66 news, enthusiasts also have something else new to look forward.

Thomas Peters, dean of Library Services at Missouri State University, The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program of the National Park Service is making available research depending on an analysis of historical records from the Cyrus S. Avery Collection and others, the data shows new ways and details about the events that may solidify Springfield’s position as the “Birthplace of Route 66.”
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