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Black Friday sales at the auto museums


Corvettes at Muscle Car City |MCC Photo

Today, November 27, the Kansas City Auto Museum has free coffee and donuts for all guests and some Black Friday shopping deals which include $4 admission and 15 percent off any single item in the gift shop.

On December 5, its Ladies Day at the museum from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with $5 admission. Visitors also receive complimentary wine and snacks.

Today, the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon, is open with deals on stocking stuffers, including simulator ride tickets, sweatshirts, mugs, and ornaments and museum memberships.

The museum has been showing movies on the big screen in the main indoor gallery. The final movie for the year is scheduled December 11, showing Talladega Nights at 7 p.m. Prices are $2.50 for members and $8 for non-members.

On December 31, the museum celebrates New Year’s Eve and is open from 9  p.m. to 2 a.m. Attendees will be able to play and win prizes at the museums Victory Lap Casino, dance with music by DJ Clint Kuper, enjoy drinks, chocolates and a photo booth.

Today through Saturday, November 27-28, 15 percent off will be offered to those spending $25 or more at the California Automobile Museums gift shop.

‚ÄúCar Classic‚ÄĚ kicks off the DriveLA event season hosted by the Peterson Automotive Museum, followed by Live car stories broadcast Today, November 27, Motor4Toys charity drive on December 6, and finally, the¬†Petersen Automotive Museum¬†Preview Day on December 6.

On Saturday, November 28, Muscle Car City, located in Punta Gorda, Florida, hosts its ‚ÄúWheels for the Wall III‚ÄĚ car show from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. followed by the museum‚Äôs monthly auto flea market on Sunday, November 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

From November 27 through January 2, the¬†America on Wheels¬†museum where is it located? will have model trains stationed around the museum‚Äôs galleries. December 4 the museum stages its 8th¬†annual ‚ÄúNight of the White Glove‚ÄĚ moonlight memories gala. The event take places from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is $80 per member or $150 per couple.

The¬†Simeone Automotive Foundation Museum¬†in Philadelphia is ¬†accepting votes to pick the cars to demonstrate at the next Demo Day, November 28. Dubbed the ‚Äúpeople choice,‚ÄĚ the online votes from museum goers¬†will choose which cars will be¬†demonstrated.

The Gilmore Car Museum’s exhibit, American Legends: Hot Rods and Customs closes November 30. The exhibit, in Hickory Corners, Michigan, features some of the best hot rods of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, including the 1941 Ford Purple Tail Dragger.

Friday, December 4, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana, will host its kickoff to the holiday season, ‚ÄúMartinis & Mistletoe.‚ÄĚ The event, running from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will include drinks, hors d‚Äôoeuvres, music, and after-hours tour of the museum.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, holds its last track day of the year on Friday, December 4. Experiences can be purchased online or at the museum. Attendees will have the option to do hot laps, trackX, touring laps, or parade laps.

The¬†Blackhawk Museum¬†where is it? continues its Fall Speaker series on December 5 with Bill Warner as he presents ‚ÄúThe Cars of Cuba, a Dream or a Nightmare;‚ÄĚ and December 12, Danny Sullivan presents ‚ÄúSpin and Win ‚Äď the 1985 Indy 500.‚ÄĚ

Sunday, December 6, the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine  offers free admission. Reindeer will be set up and attendies can enjoy a reading of a Christmas Story.

The Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana, has a new exhibit that will run through October 3, 2016. The exhibit, Hoosier Made: World Driven will look at the heyday of Indiana’s automobile industry and will show vehicles from the brass era, jazz era and the classic era.

The museum is raffling off several 2015 cars and SUVs. Cars being raffled include a Toyota Camry SE, Volkswagen Passat 1.8T, Lexus CT Hybrid, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4×4 and Ford Escape Titanium. Tickets can be purchased until 5 p.m. December 8, when the drawing takes place at 6 p.m

The¬†AACA Museum¬†will have a ‚ÄúCars and Christmas‚ÄĚ display running from through¬†January 3. The display features decorated trees, model train displays, special vehicles, and other holiday fun.

Back by popular demand‚Ķ with a twist‚Ķ based on the enthusiastic response received from thousands of visitors, theAmerican Muscle: Rivals to the End¬†exhibit at¬†LeMay ‚Äď America‚Äôs Car Museum¬†in Tacoma, Washington, has been extended with an entirely new set of muscle cars in¬†American Muscle: Modified Madness. Modified Madness is about ‚Äúresto-mod‚ÄĚ muscle cars from 1964 ‚Äď 1972 that have been contemporized in appearance and/or performance. The new Modified Madness exhibit will be opening to the public on December 11.

Nicole James
Nicole James
Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan

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