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Packard museum offers special Fat Tuesday Dixieland concert


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National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, presents a “Fat Tuesday” concert and celebration  February 28,  from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Packard Dixieland Band conducted by Daniel Carioti and the museum will be decked out “New Orleans style” with cabaret seating during the concert.  The event is free and open to the public.

Museum gears up for Fat Tuesday

Elsewhere, Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida, holds its monthly automotive flea market and car corral Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also Sunday, the Petersen Museum hosts a “Breakfast Club Cruise-In” from 9 a.m. until noon atop the parking structure to celebrate Enzo Ferrari’s birthday.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg museum in Indiana plans to show“Tucker: A Man and His Motorcar” movie tonight.

The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, plans aCars and Coffee on March 5 and the  AACA Museum will stage a “Cars 4 Critters” gathering April 22 to benefit homeless animals.

Cars in motion:

The Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia stages its regular  Saturday to showcase British Beauties. The cars to be featured include a Squire Roadster, Jaguar SS 100, Bentley Van Vooren Streamliner, Jaguar C-Type, Jaguar D-Type, and an Aston Martin DBR1.

The LeMay Marymount in Washington State offers driver education in a Model T with students touring the historic 88-acre Marymount Military Academy Campus while learning how to drive a Ford Model T. Classes are offered from May through September.

New exhibits

The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, is about to open an exhibit celebrating the French automaker Citroën. “Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique,” will feature cars from the entire history of the company as well as an in-depth look at founder Andre Citroën. The exhibit runs from  March 11 through the spring of 2018.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened an exhibit February 1 that displays objects that were used during the days of the Black American Racers Inc. The former owner and president Leonard W. Miller and former members of BAR donated clothing, race victory trophies and awards, as well as the iconic steering wheel from the Formula Super Vee driven by the late BAR driver Tommy Thompson.

 Educational opportunities:

LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, holds a K-12 educator workshop February 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a goal of helping teachers develop new ways to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and art into their lessons.

The British Motor Museum holds a “Cars through the lens” photography workshop March 18, followed by “Lights, Camera… Cars” the following day. Each workshop will be led by Lara Platman, who will teach participants how to use their camera settings, basic light and composition, the rule of thirds, and other essential techniques.

The National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, offers a history symposium entitled “The 1970s: Activism: Voices for Change” on April 26 and 27, from 4-9 p.m., and April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The discussion will feature national speakers, historians, authors and local scholars will present on a wide variety of topics such as the Iran hostage crisis, foreign policy, the impact of the ’70s on our modern day world, the auto industry and even a humorous look at the decade’s culture including fashion

Travel opportunities:

The National Corvette Museum in Kentucky heads to Seattle, for an adventure-filled weekend July 26-30 with sights including Mount Rainier, the LeMay museums, Museum of Flight, Seattle Center (with Space Needle), Pikes Place Market and more. Registration is $1,890 for single occupancy and an additional $340 for double occupancy. NCM Members receive a $40 discount.

The AACA museum in Pennsylvania offers travel opportunity’s to Cuba from June 2-10; to England, September 1-10; and to Italy, November 3-12.

It’s not just cars:

The AACA Museum plans the “Second chance Spring Auction,” April 8. The auction will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and features a flea market and car corral along. That same day and again on April 15 the museum holds an Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The British Motor Museum holds “Brick Week” February 18-26 and invites guests to the museum to take part in the automotive-themed brick-building challenges. Guest will be able to complete their own Lego brick section and professional model builders will attach it to the Lego brick mini the museum hopes to assemble in less than 9 days.

April 1, the Kansas City Automotive Museum hosts the third annual Dancing with the Cars event, a fundraiser that includes a dinner buffet, entertainment, and a silent/live auction.

June 3, the LeMay stages “Fast & Furious, the 2017 Wheels & Heels Annual Gala.”

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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