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Museum hopes for world record in its parade of Teslas

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The Miles through Time museum in Clarkesville, Georgia, expects to stage the longest parade of Tesla vehicles in world history on December 12. 

The parade is being organized with the Tesla Owner’s Club of Atlanta. It will raise money for Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit which “assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims, with a special focus on children,” according to the museum’s website. 

The website notes that OUR was involved in the rescue of 35 children in Georgia this summer.

The parade of Teslas begins at 10 a.m. at the Windward Parkway Park and Ride in Alpharetta, Georgia, where there are 6 free ChargePoint EV chargers on site. The 15.2-mile parade route ends at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Sandy Springs.

The museum notes that the current record turnout for a parade of Teslas is 145 but 338 already have registered for the December 12 event.

Petersen sets 20-hour virtual tours

Tesla, Museum hopes for world record in its parade of Teslas, ClassicCars.com Journal
Supercars are on display at the Petersen | Museum photo by TED

As part of its “Giving Tuesday” fundraiser on December 1, the Petersen Automotive Museum will offer a 2-hour digital tour of its exhibits and The Vault for those making a donation to the Hammertime Global Education Initiative and The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation.

“Viewers are encouraged to tune in to the live event and donate; the museum will use the donations to preserve its collection, support the community with free programming, and produce additional digital content during its closure,” the museum said.

The museum said that museum donors Ron and Andrea Hein have agreed to match donations until $10,000 is raised.

“Although it has been closed for most of the year, the museum has continued to launch exhibits digitally,” the announcement continued. “New exhibits include a 30-plus-vehicle supercar exhibit titled ‘Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed;’ an off-roading exhibit titled ‘Extreme Conditions;’ and an all-Porsche display titled ‘Redefining Performance’.”

Special events this weekend

The Newport Car Museum in Rhode Island offers discounted admission for AAA members on Black Friday, November 27.

The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, will include vault tours as part of the regular admission fee on November 27.

The National Corvette Museums Motorsports Park opens its Wendy’s Twinkle at the Track drive-through holiday light show on November 27. 

The Mustang Owner’s Museum in Concord, North Carolina, hosts a Toys for Tots drop off for the Marine Corps on November 28.

Mark your calendar

The Miles through Time museum in Clarkesville, Georgia, hosts a holiday cruise-in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 5.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts a “Holiday AirMail Express” car show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 6 on Runway 17. The event is free but car reservations are required for the socially distanced event. 

The San Diego Automotive Museum will feature an electric vehicle exhibit from January 22 to May 22, 2021. Among the vehicles on display will be a 1914 Galt gas-electric roadster that has been on loan and on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The Galt’s regular home is the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario, where the car is scheduled to return after its San Diego pit stop.

Does your local car museum have special events or exhibitions planned? Let us know. Email larrye@classiccars.com

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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