Saturday, August 28, 2021 will be long remembered by the 160 plus attendees to the festivities as an amazing day to celebrate the long awaited expansion and new ways of exhibiting some of the finest automobiles ever made. My congratulations to the Museum Board for a perfect day of celebration that included documented stories by museum members and their memories of touring, restoring and becoming an important community member to the CCCAM. Thanks to Hemmings for collecting these recollections as well as documenting the entire weekend of events. (More Hemmings info to follow.)
Other highlights included the dedication of the Ann Klien sculpture, “Racing to Hershey” by artist Alexander Buchan, as well as the dedication of the Katie Robbins’ Plaza and sculpture, tours of the new installation and ending the evening with a gorgeous five course black-tie dinner with our special guest Wayne Carini. Also, there was a special “thank you” video tribute to Lee and Floy Barthel for their continued support of the Museum and the building expansion.
I thank everyone for their support for the present – and future of the Museum. We have many more innovations and celebrations ahead of us and, with your ongoing patronage we will grow and continue to tell the stories of the Classic Era for generations to come!
Thanks to Don Wood for the great photographs he captured during the Grand Re-Opening Celebration!
— Don Desmett