Tis the season for spooktacular cars, trunk-or-treat

Tis the season for spooktacular cars, trunk-or-treat

Two spooky custom creations lurk within the lobby of the LeMay - Americas Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, through the end of the month.

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“Tomb for Two” created by Mike Forbes | ACM photo

Two spooky custom creations lurk within the lobby of the LeMay – Americas Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, through the end of the month. The creations, “Tomb for Two” and “Twisted Evil,” were built by Mike Fobes, a master builder, fabricator and mechanic who has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit.

The “Tomb for Two” is Fobes’s interpretation of The Munsters family sports car, created from his vision of two coffins powered by a “Meat-Cleaver 302.” The coachwork features spider webs, skulls and other creepy details. The skull-lamp low beams shine through the mouths and the high beams shine through the eyes.

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“Twisted Evil” motorcycle | ACM photo

Alongside the “Tomb for Two” is “Twisted Evil,” a 10-foot long four-wheeled motorcycle powered by a Mazda rotary engine rated at 175 horsepower. While a show bike, “Twisted Evil” is street legal and reputedly capable of 200 miles per hour.

Trunk-or-Treating:

Halloween candy will be shared October 22 at the AACA Museum and October 30 at the California Automobile Museum and the America on Wheels museum.

The World of Speed Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania, holds Trunk-or-Treating during the museum’s Spooktacular Halloween Celebration on Saturday, October 22, from noon to 4 p.m. The event includes a costume parade and a pumpkin race.

The  NCM Motorsports Park holds a Trunk or Treat car show on Tuesday, October 25, from 4-6 p.m.

Car shows (with and without coffee):

Today, the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, holds Cars and Coffee from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

The last Cruise-In night of the season at the LeMay – Americas Car Museum, takes place October 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. on ACM’s Haub Family Field.

The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, co-hosts a car show October 9 with East Michigan Car Meets, and has a Cars and Coffee scheduled for October 15.

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Museum decorations for Trunk-or-Treaters | AACA photo

The Blackhawk Museum holds Picnic on the Plaza for pre-war classic vehicles October 9 and ita second annual All British Car Meet on October 15. The All British meet is supported by the Mini Owners of America San Francisco chapter.

October 15 is the inaugural Toy & Model Car Show and People’s Choice Contest at the America On Wheels Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The show will be held from 10 to 4 p.m. and includes show stock, custom, race car, street rod, truck and classics.

World of Speed Museum members are to meet at noon by Door 1 on October 16 for an easygoing cruise to the French Prairie Gardens pumpkin patch. Admission to the pumpkin patch and corn maze is $5.

To show appreciation for those who have served in the military and for members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from Fort Knox, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, invites veterans to visit the museum November 3-5 for the annual Vets ‘n Vettes celebration. The weekend includes laps and rides in Corvettes at the NCM Motorsports Park, museum tours, Corvette plant tours, road tours, a poker run, banquet and participation in the Bowling Green Veteran’s Day Parade.

And it’s not just cars:

Sunday, the America on Wheels Museum holds a “fire prevention day” from 1. to 3 p.m. with art activities, safety drills, and “Bert and Ernie Skits on fire.” Participants will have the opportunity to take a photo alongside a Mack fire truck.

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Custom-built Coffin car | AACA photo

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 in Maine holds a masquerade ball on October 22 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon, holds the “simulator race series” on October 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento 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.

Educational Opportunities:

Saturday, the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia holds a Targa Florio Demo Day to celebrate Sicily’s mountain road race. The cars demonstrated will be a 1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS, a 1926 Bugatti Type 35, and a 1975 Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12.

October 19, the museum holds a “Drive Safe 4 PA,” a free safe driving event for teens and parents to raise awareness of driver safety issues. Activities will include impaired driving simulators, diagnostic driving demonstrations, games like the Quick Click Seat Belt Challenge and special demonstrations from the Ford Driving Skills for Life program.

At noon October 9, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana, presents a 1908 Zimmerman in the museum’s “If These Cars Could Talk” series.

The World of Speed Museum holds Les Schwab Workshops on Saturday, October 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The workshop will go over how to prepare your car for the rainy and snowy winter months ahead. All supplies will be provided, though the museum asks participants to register for the free event.

The Kansas City Automotive Museum will explain basic car maintenance, during the back-to-basics workshop, set for October 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Blackhawk Museum continues its Fall Speaker series on November 5 with author and barn-find hunter Tom Cotter. On November 12, the 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal speaks at the museum.

From 10 a.m. to noon on November 26 and December 17, the AACA Museum holds a two-hour Build-A-T Workshop for children 8-12 years old. Advance registration is required.

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