Work begins on garaging the world’s largest car collection

Work begins on garaging the world’s largest car collection

Having the largest car collection in the world isn’t easy and finding a suitable place to display the vehicles is nearly impossible, but not entirely. Until his death in 2000, Harold E. LeMay laid claim to having the world’s larges car collection with over 3,000 classic vehicles in his garage. His collection included all sorts of cars from a 1916 Abadal Buick to a 1983 DeLorean DMC 12 and hundreds in between. To protect his legacy before LeMay passed away, he formed a non-profit group with the objective of building a huge motor museum to house his collection and educate the American public on the history and evolution of the automobile.

LeMay’s vision for the mammoth garage was as grand as the collection itself using a massive steel and arched glass structure. After a decade of fundraising by LeMay’s widow and a number of grants from state and local governments, the LeMay America’s Car Museum officially got started last week. The project is expected to cost over $100 million USD by the time it is completed, and will feature educational exhibits in addition to showcasing the entire collection.

To find out more about this fascinating project, click here to visit the LeMay Museum site.

Having the largest car collection in the world isn’t easy and finding a suitable place to display the vehicles is nearly impossible, but not entirely. Until his death in 2000, Harold E. LeMay laid claim to having the world’s larges car collection with over 3,000 classic vehicles in his garage. His collection included all sorts of cars from a 1916 Abadal Buick to a 1983 DeLorean DMC 12 and hundreds in between. To protect his legacy before LeMay passed away, he formed a non-profit group with the objective of building a huge motor museum to house his collection and educate the American public on the history and evolution of the automobile.

LeMay’s vision for the mammoth garage was as grand as the collection itself using a massive steel and arched glass structure. After a decade of fundraising by LeMay’s widow and a number of grants from state and local governments, the LeMay America’s Car Museum officially got started last week. The project is expected to cost over $100 million USD by the time it is completed, and will feature educational exhibits in addition to showcasing the entire collection.

To find out more about this fascinating project, click here to visit the LeMay Museum site.

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