Major Museum Expansion

by David Charvet

September 2020

The Classic Car Club of America Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan is currently undergoing an expansion. It will add 11,000 square feet of display space to what is already the largest museum dedicated exclusively to the automobiles and archives of the Classic era. The addition will more than double the display space in the former Octagon Barn.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction was delayed earlier in 2020, but is now in full swing, with a projected finishing date of Spring, 2021. Funding had been provided by the generosity of members of the CCCA, and members and friends of the museum.

In addition, thanks to a generous anonymous donation, the interior of the museum will be receiving substantial upgrades to the displays and surroundings, turning this already world-class museum into a true interpretive center of the Classic era, for generations to come.

Initial grading of the site next to the existing Octagon Barn.

Currently, the museum houses three dozen beautiful Full Classic™ automobiles. This addition will allow for future expansion and space to truly showcase the entire scope of the collection.

While the museum has maintained minimal visiting hours during the current health restrictions and due to the construction, video tours and histories of all of our automobiles are accessible online through the museum website.

Support poles being erected to form the new outside walls.

In addition, our tremendous research library includes the archives of coachbuilders Derham, Judkins and Dietrich along with the business files of the Cole Motorcar Company. Plus, we have scanned over 750 issues of The Classic Car and Bulletin - all totaling over 50,000 pages - which are fully searchable, free of charge, from anywhere in the world online.

Late night work finishing the concrete floor slab for the addition.

Details about accessing the videos and archive, visiting the museum, membership and donating automobiles or memorabilia to our 501(c)(3) institution may be found on the pages of this website.