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NFL’s Seahawks help the LeMay share its classic cars


1966 Ford Mustang to be seen at Shell | LeMay – ACM photo

As part of Shell’s Blue Friday promotion with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, the LeMay – America’s Car Museum, located in Tacoma, Washington, is set to show the 1957 Chevrolet Nomad and 1966 Ford Mustang participating in the Drive Home II – an 11-day road rally from Boston to Detroit – at Shell stations along the Puget Sound tonight, and September 23, 30, and October 1.

In addition to seeing the cars, visitors can meet Seahawks’ Blitz and the Seagals, and participate in memorabilia giveaways.

Free Admission Days at Museums:

On September 24, participating museums will offer free admission in celebration of Smithsonian Museum Day. Museums ask that guests download or print an e-ticket from their websites. Participating museums include the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The America on Wheels museum also grants buy-one-get-one-free admission on October 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to those wearing Pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness day.

Car shows (with and without coffee):

This Saturday, September 17, the Seal Cove Auto Museum holds Cars and Coffee from 9 a.m. to noon with various military vehicles on display, including some from the Coast Guard and National Guard.

The following weekend, September 24, the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce holds the 33rd annual Autumn Gold Car Show at the museum. The museum is to also show a 1904 Searchmont and award the first annual Seal Cove Auto Museum Directors Choice Award.

Additionally, Cars and Coffee is scheduled at 8 a.m. this weekend at the Kansas City Automotive Museum.

This Saturday, Muscle Car City holds its monthly car show at the museum in Punta Gorda, Florida from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in conjunction with the 6th annual South Florida NSRA Appreciation Day. The following weekend, Sunday, September 25, the museum holds its monthly flea market.

The California Automobile Museum celebrates the 50th “auto-versary” of Star Trek on Saturday. The celebration takes place at the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features activities like Star Trek jeopardy. Attendees are encouraged to come as their favorite character and enjoy the space inspired cars.

The AACA Museum plays host to a Corvair car show September 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “People’s choice” awards are to be given to participating cars and attendees can enjoy door prizes, a scavenger hunt in the museum, food, and various vendors. The following day, the museum holds a Matchbox Toy Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cars and Coffee is held at the museum within its “secret garage” on October 6 and 7 from 7:30 until 10 a.m. Donuts and coffee will be served.

Volvo is the featured marque September 24-25 at the 2016 Foreign Auto hosted by the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The free show welcomes all years of Volvo and all pre-1996 vehicles.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has opened registration for the 2016 Vets N Vettes car show for November 3-5 and invites veterans to visit the museum and the museum’s track for rides in participant’s Corvettes.

The Blackhawk Museum holds Picnic on the Plaza for pre-war classic vehicles on October 9.

The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, plans Cars and Coffees for October 15.

The America On Wheels Museum holds the first annual Toy & Model Car Show on October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trunk or Treat is at the NCM Motorsports Park on Tuesday, October 25 from 4-6 p.m.

And it’s not just cars:

The World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon, holds its inaugural Spark Gala on Saturday. Proceeds support the museum’s education programs. Additionally, the museum holds the final practice and qualifying run September 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for the “simulator race series.” Drivers with top qualifying race times advance to the finals, which take place on October 27.

On September 28 the Kansas City Automotive Museum features the Lego Movie and Ghostbusters during their free drive-in movie night.

Slated for October 1, the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan plans to show American Graffiti. Admission is $10 per car load and the museum encourages guests to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

The AACA Museum opens a new exhibit October 5 during its “Night at the Museum” event. Food and cocktails are available with a Route 66 flair along with a silent auction, entertainment and automotive artist gallery. Wayne Carini, host of Chasing Classic Cars, presents “A Collector Car Conversation” with car collector Ralph Marano and moderator Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island concours.

On October 21-22, the Simeone Museum hosts Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan and two-time Le Mans-winning driver Tommy Milner for a two-day celebration of Corvette Racing. Highlights include dinner, a meet and greet, Demo Day, memorabilia auction and autograph session.

The Seal Cove Auto Museum holds a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The California Automobile Museum holds its annual Art of the Car benefit November 4, starring artist and car enthusiast David Garibaldi. The dinner supports the museum’s mission to preserve, exhibit and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives.

Nicole James
Nicole Jameshttp://nicoleellanjames.com/
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 ClassicCars.com 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 ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan

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