Museum Updates

by Howard Freedman

March 3, 2016

As we ramp up for our 30th annual Experience June 3 - 5, 2016, we look forward to celebrating the more than 3,000 Classic Car Club of America Senior cars; those that have achieved their high ranking status through the hard work and love of you, their owners.

We hope you will help make this 30th Anniversary most memorable by bringing your Senior cars to us for that weekend. As usual, we will have a country tour on Friday with a BBQ dinner on the Museum grounds. Then on Saturday we will host a Grand Classic© followed by our traditional awards banquet at the Radisson Hotel and on Sunday our Experience will host your fine Senior cars with appropriate judging and awards followed by a supper on the Museum grounds.

Join with us; see the five new cars that were gifted to us last year; see the construction of our new entry and have a wonderful weekend party with us all.

August 9, 2015

Your Museum is moving along at warp speed with several of us there in early August. First of all, let us introduce our new Executive Director, Carol Vogt with whom we spent quality time. Carol and her husband live in Hickory Corners and she comes to us with extensive experience in public relations and development. Bringing her into the fold with daily activities, membership activities and the Experience will help with her understanding of who we are and what we do.

We are pleased to report that our HVAC system is working superbly. Monday was hot and humid but inside our building the temperature was below 80 and the humidity was nonextant. Thanks so much to Lee and Floy Barthel for engineering and making this major improvement happen.

We have a number of projects in the works; adding an elevator for wheelchair access to our second floor gallery, a major enhancement to our mascot cabinet and artifacts display and of course our new entry to give our guests a much more inviting access to our ever growing Classic collection. We have two new additions inbound now: a 1933 Cadillac from the Steig family and a 1931 L-29 Cord, courtesy of Mark Hyman.

We have set our 2016 Experience for the weekend of June 3 - 5 to include a country tour on Friday, a Grand Classic on Saturday and our Experience on Sunday honoring all CCCA SENIOR / PREMIER CARS. Our goal is 250 cars on the field on Sunday - so be ready.