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FALL/WINTER 2014

VOLUME 10 / ISSUE 3

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F E A T U R E S

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f e a t ur e :

ACM: A SUMMER PLACE

A photo collage of a season filled with the events and activities that help make ACM a special “summer place.”

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A U T O B I O G R A PH Y :

1969 BMW R69S

James Iwase’s Best in Show winning BMW R69S from this summer’s Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The Meet at ACM.

DEP A R T M ENT S

5 Behind the wheel

A report from David Madeira, ACM President & CEO

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G U E S T EDIT O R I A L :

A VINTAGE RACING PRIMER

Race driver and ACM Steering Committee member Lyn St. James offers some first hand advice on how best to get into vintage racing.

6 IN THE HEADLIGHTS

Santa at ACM

7 ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Random musings by the managing editor of OpenRoad

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Late breaking news & items of interest

8 DOWN THE ROAD

Happenings worth saving the date for

15 ON EXHIBIT

New exhibits gracing our galleries

16 F UEL FOR THE FUTURE

Special friends of ACM

17 Fuel for thought

Financial advice for car enthusiasts 18 ACM DoES SEMA

Another round of “ACMie Awards” for SEMA’s most wild and wacky

26 MEMBERSHIP

Four ways to give something special this holiday season 27 EDUCATION AT ACM

Learning opportunities for all ages 28 HAGERTY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Preserve the past, build the future SEMA photographs by Deni Sullivan

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LeMay– AMERICAS CAR MUSEUM

President & CEODavid Madeira

BEHIND THE WHEEL I AM PROUD OF HOW MUCH THE MUSEUM HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN ITS BRIEF EXISTENCE AND HOW OUR MISSION HAS EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS. BEGINNING WITH CONVENTIONAL NOTIONS OF WHAT A CAR MUSEUM “SHOULD BE,” WE QUICKLY EMBRACED A MORE EXPANSIVE AND INNOVATIVE CONCEPT OF A DESTINATION WHERE AMERICA’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE AUTOMOBILE WOULD BE CELEBRATED.

The Hagerty Education Program and our Master Craftsmen Apprenticeships help distinguish America’s Car Museum from other similar institutions

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hat orientation led us to the understanding that the Museum could have a greater impact on American culture through an expanded vision focused on education. Specifically, we realized that the LeMay, as “AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM,” could be at the center of a movement to preserve America’s automotive heritage. We would be serving a real societal need by passing on, to the next generation, the knowledge and skills necessary for the preservation of vintage vehicles. In so doing, we would ensure these cultural icons would be saved and at the same time, provide meaningful work for young people.

Assuming the work of the former Collectors Foundation and re-launching it as the Hagerty Education Program at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM, we are actively promoting educational efforts across the country to train young men and women in automotive and wooden boat preservation. And, we’re providing deserving students with scholarships to pursue this specialized form of training. Most exciting of these efforts is our new initiative to provide full-time, year-long “apprenticeships” under the tutelage of “Master Craftsmen.”

Our educational system today pays too little attention to “vocational education” and to students who desire to work in the “crafts and trades.” Important knowledge and skills are being lost. Hagerty Education Program apprenticeships will provide intensive “hands-on” learning experiences to begin to address this void. The net effect will serve the collector community and provide an introduction to meaningful careers for many deserving young people. The Hagerty Education Program and our Master Craftsmen Apprenticeships help distinguish AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM from other similar institutions and make ACM worthy of support from every enthusiast and collector wherever they reside. I hope you’re as proud of the work of the Museum as I am, that you’ll continue your support and that you’ll encourage others to “join the movement” by supporting the Museum and our timely and productive educational initiatives.

To learn more about how you can get involved please visit lemaymuseum.org OPENROAD 5


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IN THE HEADLIGHTS

Karl Anderson, Chairman Concrete Technology Corporation Tacoma, Washington Neal Arntson, President Albina Fuel Company Vancouver, Washington John Barline, Attorney Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC Tacoma, Washington Stephen Boone, Enthusiast and Collector Olympia, Washington Nicola Bulgari, Vice Chairman BVLGARI S.p.A. New York, New York Richard (Rick) B. Davis, President Standard Parts Corporation Tacoma, Washington John C. Dimmer, President FIRS Management, LLC Lakewood, Washington

The Claus Family is Back! And when Mrs. Claus isn’t beating Santa on the slot car track (her’s is the green car), they’ll be posing for photos and reading stories. n Join them for a photo in a 1906 Cadillac Model K Tulip Touring Car n Receive a free slot car voucher for the ACM Speed Zone n Santa photos included in price

Art Fischer, President & General Manager NAPA Auto Parts Latham, New York Dawn Fisher, CEO MFD Classic Motors Instructor and vintage car driver Traverse City, Michigan Larry Gordon Gordon Trucking Pacific, Washington McKeel Hagerty, CEO Hagerty Traverse City, Michigan Tom Hedges, Co-owner Hedges Family Estate Seattle, Washington

of admission

George Ingle, President/General Manager The Ingle Company Tacoma, Washington

n Test drive toys in Santa’s Toy Shop in the Family Zone

Doug LeMay, Vice President LeMay Investments LLC Tacoma, Washington Nancy LeMay, CEO LeMay Investments LLC Tacoma, Washington Charles Liekweg, Former President/CEO AAA Washington Kirkland, Washington David Lowe Madeira, President/CEO LeMay– AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma, Washington Keith Martin, Publisher Sports Car Market Portland, Oregon James Gary May, Owner, President Hopewell Land Partners LLC, Winter Haven, Florida

Saturday, Dec. 13 11 am - 2:30 pm Sunday, Dec. 14

11 am - 3 pm

Saturday, Dec. 20 11 am - 3 pm Sunday, Dec. 21

11 am - 3 pm

For more information, contact Jeff Keys, Guest Services Manager 253.779.8490 jeff.keys@lemaymuseum.org

B. Corry McFarland, President Cedar Management Company Fife, Washington Paul E. Miller, Senior VP/COO LeMay– AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma, Washington Michael J. Phillips, Chairman Altaira Wealth Management Geneva, Switzerland Burt Richmond, Executive Vice President FitzRich, Inc. Chicago, Illinois Candida Romanelli, President Romanelli Event Services Frisco, Texas Manfred Scharmach, CEO and President Scharmach Enterprises BMW Northwest, Northwest Mini, Seattle Mini, NW Pre-owned Center Fife, Washington Bill Sterud, Vice Chairman Puyallup Tribal Council Tacoma, Washington William T. Weyerhaeuser, Director/Chairman Columbia Bank Tacoma, Washington James M. Will, President Titus-Will Enterprises, Inc. Olympia, Washington

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OPENROAD PUBLICATION CREDITS Managing Editor & Head Writer Walt Tomsic, Tomsic Sullivan Design

Guest Editor, Lyn St. James Racer, collector, enthusiast

Professor Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University, Walt is a confirmed “car nut.” He started with a ‘53 Austin-Healey 100 in high school and continued through a procession of Triumphs, an Alfa Romeo, a Shelby GT-350, three ‘60s vintage ‘Pagoda’ SLs, a Beck 356 and a couple of E-types. His current ride is a 1955 Austin-Healey 100.

Considering getting into vintage racing? With runs at Indy and wins at Daytona and Sebring, Lyn St. James is uniquely qualified to lend her expertise to the topic. In addition to going fast, Lyn is a motivational speaker and founder of the Women in the Winners Circle Foundation. She also serves on Kettering University’s Board and ACM’s Steering Committee.

Art Direction & Graphic Design Deni Sullivan, Tomsic Sullivan Design Deni has a BFA in graphic design from Pacific Lutheran University and has operated her own design business for over 30 years. Passionate for sports cars, she has owned several throughout the years including a ‘64 TR4 Sebring, a ‘72 TR6, and a 1979 Porsche. Her current ride is an ‘08 Special Edition Miata.

Michael Craft ACM Official Photographer Special thanks to Advertising Photographer Michael Craft for creating many of the beautiful images printed in OpenRoad. MichaelCraftPhotography.com


STEERING COMMITTEE Rod Alberts, Executive Director North American International Auto Show Troy, Michigan Thomas L. Bryant, VP/Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Road & Track (retired) Bainbridge, Washington

I recently had the opportunity to organize and lead a three-day road tour for our local vintage sports car club. The route took us along the Southern Oregon coast, through Redwood forests in Northern California and back up to Crater Lake National Park. The roads were smooth and curvy, the weather perfect and the scenery jaw dropping. I drew up a list of conclusions and observations that might come in handy, should you find yourself in a similar ‘tour-leader’ role. Keep in mind this is for a low-key, relaxed, non-competitive tour. The cars – unless it’s a come-one-come-all tour, be very specific about the type and vintage of cars that are eligible. As to how many cars, I think 8 +/- a few is perfect. More than that and numerous logistical complications expand exponentially. The route – choose scenic routes with nicely spaced points for rest stops, eating, gas and overnight stays. Check with DOTs to get current info on road closures and construction. It’s also helpful to know where ethanol-free gas can be found… there’s an app for that. Daily distances – around 250 miles is perfect. Reduce it each day with 150 to 175 on the last day. 3:30 to 4 pm is a good arrival time. It allows people to unwind, look around or hit the pool before dinner. 9 to 9:30 am is a nice relaxed departure time.

Dining – not everyone likes Thai food, or seafood, or BBQ. I say allow people to partner up as desired and eat where and how they want. I also like restaurants within walking distance of where you’re staying. As for banquet style seating... not something I recommend. It’s a logistical hassle. It limits restaurant options. It slows service (one end of the table is having dessert while the other end is still waiting for the salad) and it often adds a surcharge to the bill... skip it!

Gill Campbell, CEO Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California John J. Carlson, CEO National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corp. Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada Rick Eagen, Partner/Controller AAA Interstate Transportation, LLC Evergreen, Colorado

Accommodations – there are basically two types, modern and “historic.” In my view, “historic” is just a euphemism for cramped spaces, creaky floors, paperthin walls, spongy beds and no place to put toiletries. Some people find that charming. My wife and I don’t. We’ll take new, spacious, quiet and a large bathroom counter top. Once again, allow tour participants a choice and just have a set time and place to meet for the following morning’s departure.

Rod Egan, Worldwide Auctioneers Kirkland, Washington

One more thing – avoid politics and religion… too polarizing! Stick to telling funny self-deprecating stories, discussing the ride, the weather or, “How about those Huskies, Ducks, Seahawks, etc., etc.?”

Gerald Greenfield, Chief Judge Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance Presented by AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Lake Tapps, Washington

Robert Falleur, Owner and Collector Bob’s Toys, Rods and Restorations Milwaukie, Oregon Mark Gessler, President Historic Vehicle Association Potomac, Maryland Alan Grant, Principal LARGEarchtitecture Los Angeles, California

Ken Gross, Automotive Journalist Guest Curator, AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Purceville, Virginia Paul Hageman, Automobile Enthusiast Kirkland, Washington Peter Hageman, Founder Suite 200 Automobile Collection Santa Barbara, California Paul Ianuario, Executive Director BMW Museum Reidville, South Carolina

Communication – everyone should have a ‘charged’ cell phone and a list of every other participant’s cell number. Give everyone a route guide or marked map. Breakdowns – a AAA card and a clear policy is a must... for instance, stop and render aid until it’s obvious a tow and real mechanic are needed... then the victimized party can either bail or link up with the group later down the road. The couple in the red Italia chose the later and rejoined the tour the next day.

Sandra Button, Chairperson Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Carmel, California

John Lyons, CEO Hartford Land Ventures, LLC West Hartford, Connecticut Al McEwan, Founder Suite 200 Automobile Collection Kirkland, Washington

When’s the last time you saw an Austin-Healey giving a jump to an Intermeccanica Italia... what... never? Amateur attemps at roadside resussitation failed.

Bruce Meyer, Enthusiastic Collector Beverly Hills, California Glenn Mounger, Former Chairman Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Bainbridge Island, Washington Michael T. Phillips, Financial Consultant AXA-Advisors Seattle, Washington Richard Rurak, President Inos Inc Plymouth, Michigan

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Peter Brock

Car Designer, Writer and Photographer

Thomas L. Bryant

Editor Emeritus, Road & Track

McKeel Hagerty CEO, Hagerty

Sandra Button

Chairman, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Lyn St. James, President/Founder LSJ Enterprises Phoenix, Arizona

Bill Warner

Chairman, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Keith Martin

Publisher, Sports Car Market

Jay Leno Website Host

Collector & Enthusiast

Lyn St. James Racer, Collector & Enthusiast

Subscription to OpenRoad triannual magazine published by LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is a benefit of Bronze Key Driver membership and above. LeMay – America’s Car Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A portion of your gift towards membership and sponsorship are tax deductible.

Bill Warner, Chairman Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Jacksonville, Florida Todd Wells, General Manager Global Marketing Operations, Microsoft Redmond, Washington John Weymer, Media Relations Puyallup Tribe of Indians Fife, Washington Hans Wurl Vintage Racing Motors, Inc. Sammamish, Washington

Museum Administration: David Lowe Madeira, President & CEO | Paul Miller, Senior Vice President & COO Valerie O’Shea, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO | Dominic Dobson, National Club Auto Director | Keith Flickinger, Curator of the Collection | Scot Keller, Chief Curator | Diane Fitzgerald, National Director– Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum Please Address Correspondence to LeMay – America’s Car Museum/OpenRoad, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 Phone: 253.779.8490 Toll Free: 877.902.8490 Fax: 253.779.8499 Website: www.lemaymuseum.org Not all of the automobiles depicted in OpenRoad are part of the ACM Collection. Some of the photographs were chosen in order to illustrate or enliven a featured story while others were selected purely for their artistic merit.

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SIGNPOSTS

DOWNTHEROAD

Diane Fitzgerald Named National Director of the Hagerty Education Program at ACM

December 12-14 Member Appreciation Party Club Auto Kirkland

Diane Fitzgerald has been deeply involved in the development of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM from its inception. She served on the Museum’s Steering Committee as one of the first non-Tacoma members. As ACM’s National Club Auto Director, Diane was instrumental in expanding the reach of the Museum beyond the confines of the Tacoma campus with programs, events and activities for Club Auto and higher members.

December 13-14, 20-21 Santa Visits ACM ACM Campus December 15, January 29 Movie Night at Club Auto Kirkland December 27, January 17 February 21, March 21 Family Workshop/Family Days ACM Campus

As HEP National Director, Diane will be continuing the work of the Collectors Foundation to promote America’s automotive heritage and the interests of the collector community. She is an avid microcar and motorcycle enthusiast and has traveled the world by four- and two-wheels, often to exotic places like Bhutan, Tanzania, Turkey and Peru. In addition to her wealth of executive experience, Diane brings tremendous natural energy to the post—as well as an obvious sense of humor­—as evidenced by her photo. See additional information about HEP on page 28.

January 6, February 3, March 3 If Cars Could Talk: Brown Bag Lunch Series ACM Campus January 9 Ford F Series Member Preview ACM Campus

New Event Sure to Become a Wintertime Favorite There’s soon to be a new event in town… one that will enliven Tacoma’s winter social scene. We call it “Drive the Blues Away” and that’s exactly what you can expect. Don’t let the rain get you down. At Drive the Blues Away, guests will enjoy live music, gourmet light bites and samples from distilleries and breweries. The February 7, 2015 event joins our Wheels and Heels Annual Gala as an opportunity to spend an evening among the cars with food and

January 8-9 Winter Speed Days at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Salinas, California

January 10 Ford F Series Exhibit Opens/Insider Talk ACM Campus

music. The addition of Drive the Blues Away brings our list of annual signature events to five. Look for more information on “DTBA” to be posted on our website, lemaymuseum.org and check out page 14 for special pricing deals on all 2015 Signature Events.

February 7 Drive the Blues Away ACM Campus February 12 Member Meeting Club Auto Kirkland February 26 Wedding & Events Open House ACM Campus March 5 Spring Speed Days at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Salinas, California March 12 Member Meeting Club Auto Colorado

Rev Up Your Holiday Gift Shopping With a Visit to the ACM Store Perfect gift giving solutions for the car enthusiasts in your life are as close as the ACM Store. Here are a select few of the many delightful items you’ll discover waiting on our store shelves... it’s literally “one-stop-shopping” for men, women and kids. Be sure to mention you’re a member to receive your discount! Items shown:

March 14 Hagerty Presents – Car Maintenance for Ladies by Ladies Club Auto Kirkland March 27 Vintage Station Wagons in the Route 66 Gallery Opens ACM Campus

n Willow, fully-lined Bristol Picnic Basket, service for 2, $129.99 / $116.99 Member Price n Steam Punk Jewelry, pendant and ear findings, silver-plated, nickel-free, $19.99 / $17.99

Member Price (each) $39.99 / $ 35.99 Member Price (set) n Fuel Gauge Mug, genuine porcelain, microwave safe, $16.99 / $15.29 Member Price n 7 in 1 Solar Science Kit, complete and easy to assemble, $36.99 / $33.29 Member Price 8 OPENROAD

Member Benefit/Discount Applies

For more information, visit the ACM website “Events” link at www.lemaymuseum.org.


SIGNPOSTS 2014 Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance at ACM, A Festive Three-Day Celebration of the Automobile Of the more than 150 vintage automobiles entered in the 2014 Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance presented by U.S. Bank, only one can be named “Best in Show.” This year’s award went to a stunning 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Custom LeBaron owned by Peter Boyle of Covington, Ohio. Judges scrutinized cars in various classes from BMWs, Ford Mustangs and flathead hot rods to pre-WWII and Brass Era classics before naming the winner. Check out page 13 for a photo of the Best in Show winner. The three-day event also featured a 100-mile Tour du Jour through Puget Sound’s backcountry and a sold-out Dinner d’Elegance that included a charity auction. The centerpiece of the auction was a 2014 BMW i3 all-electric car donated by supporting sponsor BMW Northwest. The Concours weekend raised $227,446 with net proceeds going to support the Hagerty Education Program at ACM. Be sure to attend the 2015 PNWC scheduled for September 11-13.

Top: Participants in an Austin-Healey 100M enjoying Saturday’s Tour du Jour Bottom: A 1939 BMW 328 Coupe greeted guests at Friday night’s Dinner d’Elegance

Wine & Wheels tour group visit a Chelan, Washington vineyard

2014 Wine & Wheels Tour to Lake Chelan

Latest Master Collectors Recognized The Master Collectors exhibit series is ACM’s way of honoring individuals who contribute significantly to the preservation of our automotive heritage. The latest “Master Collectors” are Al McEwan, Glenn Mounger and Peter Hageman, pictured L. to R. in the above photo. Selected items from their private collections are currently on view in the Museum. The exhibit marks a first for ACM. In addition to the cars on display, a 1955 Greavette Streamliner is the first boat to be shown in ACM. See page 15 for more on this fascinating exhibit.

The 4th Annual Wine & Wheels Tour to Lake Chelan and Washington’s northcentral wine region was a resounding success. With the scenicNorth Cascades as a backdrop, the group enjoyed a spectacular visual feast—followed by one tasting feast after another. The drive started at ACM’s Club Auto Kirkland with stops in Gold Bar and Leavenworth before settling into Chelan at Campbell’s Waterfront Resort at the southern tip of the lake. Wine makers’ dinners on Friday and Saturday night with the area’s premier wine stewards paved the way for knowledgeable wine tasting and vineyard hopping at as many as 26 wineries within a 15 miles radius! Highlights included Karma Vineyards, Lake Chelan Winery and Hard Row to Hoe. Our Wine & Wheels Tour series is one of several opportunities for Museum members and their guests to experience the joy of getting behind the wheel, going to interesting places on terrific roads while being surrounded by fun people driving great cars. Wine & Wheels is part of “ACM ON THE ROAD” a travel program taking members on custom domestic and concierge- style driving tours. Mark your calendars for September 25-27, 2015, our 5th Annual Wine & Wheels Tour. Join us! OPENROAD 9


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A SUMMER PLACE

Family Workshop

If Cars Could Talk: Adult Brown Bag Lunch Series

place. But because the Pacific Northwest enjoys beautiful summers, we take full advantage of that fact with a seasonal calendar crammed with events. This photo gallery vividly captures just how plentiful and diverse our summer activities are. Hopefully, you were able to enjoy many of these summer highlights first hand. If not, no worries, next summer will be just as much fun. If you’d like more background information on any of the activities shown or what’s scheduled down the road, check the Museum website at lemaymuseum.org.

Cruise-In at ACM

Family Workshop

Cars & Cigars

Photo credits: Upper left; ACM volunteer, Jim Culp / All Cruise-Ins; ACM volunteers, Jim Culp & Jack Moskovita / All Cars & Cigars, Pettepiece Photography 10 OPENROAD


If Cars Could Talk: Adult Brown Bag Lunch Series

Cruise-In at ACM

Summer Camp High Speed Fun

Cruise-In at ACM

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Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The Meet at ACM

If Cars Could Talk: Adult Brown Bag Lunch Series


Member Double Discount Day

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance

Cruise-In at ACM

Cannonball Run Grand Finish at ACM

Photo credit: Dinner d’Elegance, Christopher Nelson OPENROAD 13


There’s More to ACM Than Meets the Eye

Enjoy fantastic cars and motorcycles, live music and gourmet cuisine.

Saturday, February 7

Friday, June 26

Like 5 Incredibly Entertaining Annual Signature Events!

Purchase tickets to three events and save 10%. Purchase tickets to all five events and save 15%. For event details, ticket pricing and sponsorship opportunities visit lemaymuseum.org or call 253.779.8490.

Saturday, August 1

Saturday, August 22

Sunday, September 13


ON EXHIBIT

Cars cycle in and out of the exhibits. Actual vehicles on display may vary.

FROM AESTHETICALLY STUNNING CLASSICS TO BRUTALLY EFFICIENT TRACK CARS

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t ACM, we celebrate our love affair with the automobile and no one is more in touch with the allure of the car than a “Master Collector.” These distinguished individuals do as much to protect and preserve our automotive heritage as does an institution like AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. We not only recognize the key role they play, we honor it. Our Master Collectors series of exhibits provides an exclusive peek inside the walls of some fabulous collections containing some of the worlds most beautiful, rare and historically significant vehicles. This edition of the exhibit presents selected cars owned by Al McEwan, Glenn Mounger and Peter Hageman. Eight cars, three motorcycles and one boat form the centerpieces of the exhibit celebrating the influence of these “Master Collectors.”

In addition to classic automotive luminaries such as Hispano Suiza and Bentley and cultural icons like the MG TC and Ford “Woody” wagon, the exhibit features a 1955 Greavette Streamliner. One of only two in the western U.S., the 24ft boat is used regularly and has been shown at numerous national wooden boat shows. The exhibit’s 1932 Packard was first owned by famous aviator and polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd. In assembling their collections, each of our participants has exercised great care, knowledge and a discerning eye for detail. Beyond personal collecting, they share a deep commitment to advancing car culture at large and are active in a wide range of activities and initiatives. Their counsel and enthusiastic advocacy have been of enormous benefit to ACM and we are honored to count them among our friends and exhibitors.

Master Collectors

Peter Hageman 1926 Packard Model 236 Phaeton 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SL 1948 MG TC FII Ducati 125 FII Ducati 175 FII Ducati 250 Al McEwan 1934 Bentley 3.5 liter Vanden Plas Tourer 1930 Hispano Suiza H6C d’leteren Freres Transformable 1955 Greavette 24ft Streamliner Glenn Mounger 1932 Packard 903 Super Eight Coupe Roadster 1933 Ford Deluxe 3 Window Coupe 1947 Ford Super Deluxe “Woody” Station wagon

New Exhibits Coming in 2015 January 10 “Ford F-Series: The Truck That Grew Up with America” March 27 Vintage Station Wagons in the Route 66 Gallery July 10 “American Muscle Rivals to the End”

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FUEL FOR THE FUTURE

Special Friends of the Museum

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arl Anderson’s use of the simple description “community volunteer” reveals his modest nature. The term is hardly adequate to fully communicate the level of community involvement and support that has characterized Karl Anderson’s efforts over the years.

“I AM NOT A ‘CAR GUY’ BUT HAVE BEEN A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FOR OVER 40 YEARS. WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY AROSE TO HAVE A CAR MUSEUM IN TACOMA FEATURING HAROLD LEMAY’S FABULOUS AUTOMOBILE COLLECTION, I JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED. I BELIEVED THAT THIS CAR MUSEUM WOULD TURN OUT TO BE

We could literally fill this issue of OpenRoad with Anderson’s history of civic service, everything from numerous educational initiatives and scholarships to support for the performing arts and veterans of military service.

For a self-professed “non car guy” to be such a staunch supporter of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM reveals something else… a man who sees things in their larger context. He understands ACM’s contribution to the life of the community… both recreationally and economically. We are fortunate to be one of the many recipients of Karl’s energy and generosity. A graduate of the University of Washington with a Masters in Business, Karl worked at Boeing and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War before taking over the reins of the family business, Concrete Technology Corporation. The company’s pre-stressed concrete products have gained a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence. Oh, and the company’s several hundred employees greet him with “Hi Karl” not “Mr. Anderson.” Once again, his modesty shines through. Karl’s wife Christine is also an active community volunteer. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound before receiving her Masters Degree from the University of Washington. She served as an occupational therapist before retiring in 2007. The Andersons have three children and two young grandsons.

THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO TACOMA SINCE THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD NAMED TACOMA AS ITS WESTERN TERMINUS.”

n Karl J. Anderson Board of Directors LeMay– America’s Car Museum Chairman of the Board, Concrete Technology Corporation

For a self-professed “non car guy” to be such a staunch supporter of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM reveals

something else… a man who sees things in their larger context.

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FUEL FOR THOUGHT Charitable IRA Rollover Provison May Be Extended by Congress By Thomas P. Ryan, Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Official Provider of financial services to ACM

ORIGINALLY ENACTED AS PART OF THE PENSION PROTECTION ACT OF 2006, THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER RELIEF ACT OF 2012 EXTENDED THE $100,000 IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER RULES THROUGH 2013. ALTHOUGH THIS PROVISION EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 31, 2013, THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY THAT CONGRESS WILL APPROVE LEGISLATION TO EXTEND THE PROVISION RETROACTIVELY.

IRA ROLLOVER

This material is provided for illustrative/educational purposes only. This material is not intended to constitute legal, tax, investment or financial advice. Effort has been made to ensure that the material presented herein is accurate at the time of publication. However, this material is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of the law in any area or of all of the tax, investment or financial options available. The information discussed herein may not be applicable to or appropriate for every investor and should be used only after consultation with professionals who have reviewed your specific situation. Pursuant to IRS Circular 230, we inform you that any tax information contained in this communication is not intended as tax advice and is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i)

Originally enacted as part of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the $100,000 IRA charitable rollover rules through 2013. Although this provision expired on December 31, 2013, there is always the possibility that Congress will approve legislation to extend the provision retroactively.

Naming a Charity as a Beneficiary of an IRA after Death

As a result of the extension, an IRA owner who had attained age 70 was allowed to make a tax-free distribution from a traditional or Roth IRA on or before December 31, 2013 directly to organizations that qualify under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 170(b)(1)(A) (i.e., a public charity). Because an IRA charitable rollover distribution would not be included in an IRA owner’s income, it was an extremely taxefficient way of making a lifetime gift.

Furthermore, an IRA distribution to a charity where the IRA owner had an outstanding pledge would be treated as a qualified charitable distribution and not as a prohibited transaction, per Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2007-7.

avoiding penalties under the Internal

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Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein. ©2013 The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Naming an appropriate IRA beneficiary is critical as it could have a significant impact on taxes and the amount of assets remaining for heirs. Some of the advantages of naming a charity are: n No estate tax—the donation qualifies for federal

estate tax charitable deduction

n No income tax to donor or donor’s estate n Charity is not taxed on proceeds

The “Beneficiary Designation Form” for an IRA governs who will receive the IRA assets after the owner dies. It is most desirable to work with a financial institution that accepts customized IRA beneficiary designations. As shown below, BNY Mellon Wealth Management worked with a wealthy individual who initially planned to leave her $500,000 IRA to her son after her death, and had an estate plan that provided for shares of stock of a specific corporation worth $500,000 to be donated to a named charitable organization upon her death. The mother in this case was especially concerned because her son was a spendthrift and she was afraid that he would exhaust the IRA funds soon after her death. As a solution to this dilemma, we (in collaboration with her attorneys and accountants) worked with the mother to leave the IRA to charity and the stock in trust for her son. For assistance with questions regarding Charitable IRA Rollovers or wealth management please contact Thomas P. Ryan, BNY Mellon Wealth Management at tom.ryan@bnymellon.com.

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Best Image Juxtaposition Award (Hot Rods with B-17 Division) “No Louder Thunder” © Tom Fritz 2014 • Artist Reserves All Rights

Words by Walt Tomsic, OpenRoad Managing Editor

A select group of events help define the parameters of car culture... the “upstairs/downstairs” if you will. When it comes to all things car cultural, your ACM is all in. For the “Please pass the Grey Poupon” set, there’s Pebble Beach. For the grease under the fingernails tribe, there’s Speedweek on the salt. In between these two extremes, you have auction week in Scottsdale and SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) in Las Vegas. Over the years, OpenRoad has covered each of these events. After a two-year pause, SEMA is once again crossing the block. There are actually two trade related events occurring concurrently in Las Vegas. Splashy SEMA gets the lion’s share of attention and attendance—and the 3.2-million sq. ft. Convention Center—while AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) makes do with the smaller but far less hectic Sands facility. Relative to years past, the 2014 edition saw far more international participation, especially from the Asian sector. As with years past, navigating the packed aisles was akin to attempting to move about in a sardine can... but worth it!

Just Because That Whole Mayan Calendar Thing Didn’t Exactly Pan Out You’re Still Going to Need Appropriate Post-apocalyptic Transportation Award 18 OPENROAD

Most Drool Worthy Car Award (1954 Mercedes Benz W196 Division)

Best Badge Incrusted Engine Award

Least Crowded Aisle at SEMA Award


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“ACMies” Best Spotlight Award

Best Radiator Shield Award

Okay, so no one outside the Museum’s extended member family has heard of the ACMies… no matter... they’re still coveted and prestigious. What makes them so is the fact that we do not heap our laurels on the already much feted. Rather, we look for those answers to questions unasked… the offbeat... the ridiculous, yet somehow endearing. Here then are the 2014 ACMies­—winner in category... (division noted)

Most Thoroughly Disturbing Hood Art Award (Quasi Demonic Division)

Fake Lug Nuts Most Likely to Inflict Puncture Wounds Award

TOP: Best Product Display Booth Award BOTTOM: Best Use of Beatles Lyric on Car Door Award

TOP: Best Two-wheeled 57 Chevy Award David Copperfield Award for Special Achievement in the Field of Vehicular Levitation

MIDDLE: Coolest T-shirts at SEMA Award © Max Grundy 2014 • Artist Reserves All Rights BOTTOM: Okay... That’s It... Enough With the Big Wheels Award OPENROAD

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A U T O B I O G R A P H Y

This special edition of AutoBiography might as well be titled “MotoBiography.” For it, we’re featuring the Hagerty Best of Show motorcycle from this past summer’s Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The Meet at

The R69S is legendary among aficionados of vintage European touring bikes, a legend based on ride characteristics and engineering brilliance. The BMW’s virtues were beautifully extolled in the following review published in Cycle World...

LAYLA, THE AWARD WINNING AIRHEAD

“Ask any motorcyclist what they consider to be the two-wheeled equivalent of the Rolls-Royce and you will almost certainly be told “BMW”… except that the products coming from the Bayerische Motoren Werke incorporate a good deal more in advanced engineering features than the famous English car. Whatever the BMW’s merits in a contest of speed, it is still the smoothest, best finished, quietest and cleanest motorcycle it has ever been our pleasure to ride … The ride is extremely soft, the engine is unbelievably smooth and the saddle is deeply-padded, “form” fitting and comfortable ... For extended touring, this really is THE bike to have.” —Cycle World, June 1962

ACM, James Iwase’s beautifully restored 1969 BMW R69S with Steib S500 sidecar.

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What drew James Iwase to the BMW lay deep in his childhood—

“I grew up riding on the back seat of a R75/6. As long as I can remember, my father had always been an ‘airhead’ guy (it’s not what you may think, see page 23 for the contextually correct definition). But from high school on through college, I was all about rice rockets until I walked away from a hit and run accident and decided to take a break from motorcycles. It wasn’t until two years ago that I caught the bug again. I had the chance to ride an airhead for the first time on my own. I don’t know what it was that sucked me into the vortex of a goofy looking horizontal twin bike but, for lack of a better description, the airhead had a deep soul and many a story to tell… and I was all ears.”

The gestation of this particular R69S is a story in and of itself. Our MEETwinning bike was purchased sight unseen on eBay. Mr. Iwase is quite candid in describing the process—

“I made a big booboo and started bidding on a 1964 R69S ‘Barnyard Find’ while having a few drinks. Word to the wise, don’t drink and eBay. It can be hazardous to your wallet!”

“THE BIKE THAT PUT ME ON MY KNEES”

I GOOGLED THE NAME LAYLA AND FOUND IT MEANT ‘DARK BEAUTY.’ IT FIT PERFECTLY.” continued on page 22 OPENROAD 21


1969 BMW R69S

When the bike arrived it looked a bit rough but cleaned up nicely, however, after 20 kicks without so much as a sputter, Iwase dug deeper—

“I wish we had the page space to recount, in detail, what lay beneath, suffice to say, seized pistons, petcocks and caked on sludge, lots of sludge.” Not faint of heart, James slogged on— “Throw in the towel? No way! I purchased a Slash 2 (see pg. 23) restoration DVD and a set of specialty tools, held my breath and jumped in on a full frame-off restoration.” After knocking out the “spendy parts” of the build, Iwase turned over final assembly to Kevin Brooks of Brooks Motor Works.

The bike’s engine is stock but James wasn’t interested in a bythe-book ‘clone.’ He comments on that portion of the build—

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“It took a lot of networking, web surfing, part swapping and $$$ to gather the parts I wanted.”

Those rare bits included an Ernst Hoske gas tank, Hella handlebar spotlight, Kienzel handlebar watch and the glorious Steib S500 sidecar. Now, about that name, “Layla.” In James’ own words, (with help from Eric Clapton of course)—

Layla, you’ve got me on my knees... ‘click,’ went my right knee as I stood up from the cold cement. The pain was excruciating so I paid a visit to the hospital. I found out that I tore the meniscus in my right knee. I had surgery the following week. Laid up in bed after the surgery, I was smiling as I had come up with a name for the build… “Layla,” the bike that put me on my knees. I Googled the name and found it meant ‘dark beauty.’ It fit perfectly.”

Engine

594 cc, 4-sroke, OHV, 2-cylinder flat twin,Forced feed lubrication, 9.5 : 1 compression ratio, 42 hp at 7,000 rpm

Electrical

Magneto ignition, Bosch generator & spark plugs

Transmission 4-speed foot shifted Frame

Double loop tubular steel

Suspension Front; Earles fork/oil pressure shocks Rear; long swing arm/oil pressure shocks Tires

3.5 X 18S ( 4 X18S with sidecar)

Dimensions: Wheelbase, 57.08” Weight:

Unladen weight; 444 lbs.

Fuel

Fuel capacity 4.49 US gallons. 44 mg Top speed; 108 mph

*Specification data can, and often does, vary from source to source. When in doubt, we use those most often cited.

“WORD TO THE WISE, DON’T DRINK AND EBAY. IT CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR WALLET!”


A U T O B I O G R A P H Y

MOTO TRIVIA

The term “Slash 2” specifies the model of the motorcycle. In the 1950s, BMW began naming their models R50/2, R60/2 and so on. The late 60s saw a model called the Slash 5. So in a nutshell, the ‘slash” signifies a progression in model changes. “Airhead” is a literal German translation for “luftkopf.” BMW designed their cylinder heads to sit horizontally in the frame. This exposed the heads directly to the cooling effects of the airstream… hence the term, airhead.

The 600cc, R69S was considered the “hot” BMW motorcycle of the 1960s. In terms of horsepower, the model enjoyed 40% more than the R60/2 and 62% more than an R50/2. However, the added grunt came at an elevated price… $1,564 (in 1966), a cost premium that made the R69S less popular than the more numerous R50/2 ($1,138) and R60/2 ($1,288).

A benefit of the Earles fork in sidecar use was its adjustability for rake and trail. Rake and trail have to do with steering geometry and, depending on the setting, affect the balance between straight-line stability and cornering ease. The Earles fork swinging arm pivot had two positions. Moving it to the forward position reduced trail thus allowing the bike to turn with less effort when a sidecar was attached.

Designed by Englishman Ernest Richard George Earles, the “Earles fork” featured a pivot point at the rear of the front wheel (see callout below). The triangulated fork design caused the front end of a motor cycle to rise upon hard braking, the exact reverse of the action of a telescopic fork. It made panic stops much less harrowing and was better suited to accommodate sidecars.

The front suspension utilizes an “Earles fork” with long leading arms locating the wheel. This system offers anti-dive action in hard braking and permits long wheel movements, a feature that accounts for part of the BMW’s phenomenal riding qualities. A telescoping hydraulic steering damper stops any fluttering of the forks.

The brakes are unusually large for a touring motorcycle. Brake action is light and smooth.

The engine is a 594cc, twocylinder, four-stroke opposed twin. Pistons move in opposite directions and each cancels the out-of-balance forces from the other. The layout makes the overall balance of the BMW’s engine nearly perfect. Seals and gaskets are unusually tight for a bike of this era and there are typically few, if any, oil leaks. The rear suspension is reasonably conventional, however, the right trailing link is also a torque-tube that houses the BMW’s drive shaft. Springing is handled by spring/ shock units extending upward from the rearmost frame loop. The rear suspension, like the front, yields unusually long wheel travel resulting in a soft ultra-comfortable ride quality.

The fenders, tank, and headlight fairing are fabricated from heavy gauge steel and are fixed firmly in position. Every part is enameled with a black that looks like polished obsidian.

The frame is a massive two-loop cradle extending from the steering head almost to the rear axle

The BMW’s drive train dispenses with the chain we usually associate with a motorcycle. OPENROAD

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GUEST EDITORIAL

A Vintage Racing Primer By Lyn St. James

MY IMPRESSION OF VINTAGE RACING IS THERE ARE NO TROPHIES AND NO PRIZE MONEY, BUT PLENTY OF SMILES

E

ditor’s Note: When it comes to the

subject of vintage racing, we’re fortunate to be able to tap into the experience and expertise of ACM Steering Committee member Lyn St. James. Not only is Lyn one of only seven women to have qualified for the Indy 500, she is the first to have been named the event’s “Rookie of the Year.” With drives at Le Mans and Nürburgring and wins at both the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, her racing ‘chops’ are beyond reproach.

St. James is currently on the Board of Trustees of Kettering University and serves as the ambassador to the Hagerty Education Program. She created a driver development program for women in racing and, with the help of The Henry Ford Museum, a traveling exhibit on the history of women in racing. Lyn’s involvement in vintage racing has taken her to the Goodwood Festival and Revivals in the U.K. as well as the SVRA Inaugural Brickyard Invitational and the Rolex Reunion at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca where she was awarded the Rolex Award of Excellence for her drive in a 1963 Lotus 23B. Let’s hear what Lyn has to say about getting started in vintage racing…

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“HORSEPOWER TRACKS” USUALLY MEAN LONG STRAIGHTS AND “HANDLING TRACKS” MEAN TIGHT CORNERS

WHAT TYPE OF CAR AND RACING CLASS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AS AN ENTRY POINT TO THE SPORT?

IS THERE A CERTIFICATION PROCESS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ENTERING THAT FIRST RACE?

This depends on your budget and what types of cars interest you. Sometimes I see people start vintage racing with cars beyond their ability, so the key things to look at are horsepower, weight, suspension and tires (some of these are specified by the various sanctioning bodies) because power to weight ratio and handling/grip are important to understand when you start driving /racing a car at speed. So do some research before you leap.

The car has to meet technical specifications, including being included in the appropriate group. You will get a log book for the vehicle and it will need to go through and pass technical inspection before each race event.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BETTER RACE TRACKS FOR SOMEONE JUST GETTING STARTED?

I haven’t raced at all the tracks and of course this can depend on what part of the country you live in. What I would recommend is to take a driving/racing school course at a track where there’s going to be some scheduled vintage race events, that way when you go there to race, you’ve already had some experience. Also, some of the clubs offer “familiarization sessions for new drivers” as well as some driver coaches. You should definitely take advantage of those offerings. In addition, there are usually veteran drivers, driver coaches and experts available to help. I recently was at Autobahn in the Chicago area and definitely recommend that track as a good place to learn the basics and have fun!

Q&A BEYOND ACQUIRING A CAR, WHAT ELSE IS NEEDED?

You need to acquire a competition license, which means attending some type of driving/racing school. You’ll also have to complete a medical form. Each club has their own requirements, so again, check their website to determine what is required. Then you’ll need safety gear (suit, helmet, glove, shoes, etc.) and also be sure your car has the required safety equipment.

IN TERMS OF THE VINTAGE RACING ENVIRONMENT, JUST HOW COMPETITIVE IS IT... REASONABLY MELLOW OR HARD CORE?

From my experience this varies depending on the club and sometimes even the race event. I think it’s much more serious in Europe than in the U.S. But what I love is that each driver can determine how serious and competitive they want to be. The key is to learn all the rules of the road, to follow them, and to get to know the competitors in your group. Also, most of the clubs have a rule that if there is contact between two or more race cars on the track that at the discretion of the chief steward one or more drivers can be suspended for 13 months. This is to ensure safe driving. Safety is of utmost importance!

WHAT CONDITIONS OR CHARACTERISTICS MAKE THEM BETTER SUITED TO A NOVICE DRIVER?

What makes a track difficult to learn are blind corners, the number of corners, elevation changes and a mix of high speed and tight corners that makes it difficult for a novice driver to learn. So look for flat tracks, either relatively short in length and/or where there’s good visibility and available landmarks on the track for learning brake points, turn in and exit points. And go to tracks that suit your car. Some tracks are what we call “horsepower tracks,” usually meaning long straights, and some are “handling tracks,” meaning tight corners. WHAT’S YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR A ‘NEWBIE’ VINTAGE RACER?

Have a clear vision and understanding of why you’re getting into the sport, and seek advice from the best experts you can find. Also do some research and check out the websites of the various sanctioning bodies and clubs, such as: CSRG, CVAR, HMSA, HSR, SVRA, VARA, VDCA, VFCA and VRG just to name a few. Also, subscribe to some of the vintage racing publications such as Vintage Motorsport, Vintage Racecar, Motorsport Magazine and Autosport, again, just to name a few. There’s plenty of information available, so use it! My impression of vintage racing is there are no trophies and no prize money, but plenty of smiles! So remember, it’s a sport about cars and people, so respect and enjoy the cars and the people, and have fun!   OPENROAD 25


MEMBERSHIP Members Drive AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM

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By Laurie Humphrey, Annual Giving & Membership Manager

NOW, YOU CAN KEEP THAT HOLIDAY SPIRIT OF GIVING GOING YEAR-ROUND AND BEYOND.

ERE ARE FOUR WAYS TO GIVE SOMETHING UNIQUELY SPECIAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON...

1. GIVE A GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP As an ACM member, you know what it’s like to belong to America’s most active and innovative car museum. Now you can share that experience with friends and family. Give someone a gift of membership this holiday season… it’s like receiving 365 beautifully wrapped packages each filled with fun. For details, go to lemaymuseum.org and click on “MEMBERSHIP” followed by “Give the Gift of Membership.”

2. PAVE THE WAY TO ACM For as little as $100 you can have a personal, commemorative stone paver permanently installed on ACM’s Anderson Plaza. It’s a gift that will last through time and a great way to honor a loved one or mark a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday. For details, go to lemaymuseum.org and click on “SUPPORT” followed by “Purchase a Paver.”

3. PUT AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM ON YOUR GIFT GIVING LIST A year-end gift to ACM is 100% tax deductible and will be directed to the area of greatest need. Whether it’s used to fund exhibits, preserve the collection or support educational programs, your gift will help keep ACM the exciting and vibrant place it is. For details go to lemaymuseum.org and click on “SUPPORT” followed by “Donate Online.”

4. RENEW YOUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP Stay connected to all the fun, activities and perks you’ve come to enjoy as a member of the ACM family. Next year you will see some new events added to the mix so make sure your Museum member “Driver’s License” stays up to date. For details, go to lemaymuseum.org and click on “MEMBERSHIP” followed by “Join/Renew.”

For more information, visit lemaymuseum.org and click on “Membership.”

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EDUCATION learning never takes recess at ACM

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s we reach the end of our “sophomore” year at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM, we look forward to growing our adult educational programs by offering more “courses” to celebrate the rich history of the automobile and those involved in designing, engineering, collecting, restoring, repairing… and driving the passion. On-going adult programs will continue to include If Cars Could Talk and Insider Talks. n If Cars Could Talk is a brown bag lunch series that occurs on the first Tuesday of every month. It provides a fascinating peek into the history of a car, as if it could tell us about its designer or time period in which it was built. n Insider Talks, held in conjunction with exhibit changes, offers an expert perspective on the creation of our unique exhibits and all the extra details that go beyond what you’ll see in the galleries. In 2015, we look forward to adding monthly DIY Car Tips and Tricks in our NAPA Car Care Center. The location where we conserve our own vehicles, the center is the perfect place to host demonstrations

By Debbie Kray, ACM Education Manager

and offer discussions with our staff and local experts. Topics will range from winterizing your vehicle to recommended detailing techniques.

Under the Hood quarterly workshops will build skills and knowledge with how-to sessions as well as sessions that provide advice for collectors on authentication, vehicle research and valuation. Other occasional programs include Book Talks and signings and Stories from the Road – living history talks in the galleries and programs where scientists and engineers will share their projects and ideas to power the future. Details on current adult programs can be found on our website under the education tab. Additional programs and times will be added as plans and opportunities develop. As we mature into our “junior year,” I would like to learn what workshops, lectures, or engaging lifelong learning opportunities you would like to see in order to build your toolkit and deepen your knowledge of the world of the automobile. Please share your ideas by emailing education@lemaymuseum.org. I look forward to learning with you.

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HAGERTY EDUCATION PROGRAM Preserve the Past ~ Build the Future

By Diane Fitzgerald, National Director Hagerty Education Program at ACM

$74,000 AWARDED IN 2014 TO

HAGERTY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM

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GRANT RECIPIENTS

his year proved to be a great first year of our new Hagerty Education Program (HEP), a program of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM and formerly the Collectors Foundation. The HEP Board of Directors met in January, June, and October and awarded grants to 7 automotive and watercraft restoration programs, including: n Drive One: $10,000 for the restoration by high school students

Learn about it at www.hagertyeducationprogram.org and click on “Apply for Grant.” The application deadlines for 2015 are: n December 15, 2014 n April 15, 2015 n September 1, 2015

HEP’S MISSION

n Great Lakes Boat Building School: $10,000 for scholarships

The Hagerty Education Program at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM’S mission is to help ensure that critical skills necessary to preserve and restore collector vehicles are not lost over time. HEP provides funding for scholarships and educational grants to organizations committed to hands-on training of the skills and trades.

n International Yacht Restoration School of Technology and Trades: $5,000 for scholarships awarded to high schools students enrolled in restoration programs

We promote interest in collectible, vintage vehicles – cars, trucks, boats – by developing the next generation of enthusiasts and restorers in the following ways:

of a 1927 Chevy Roadster

for high school students taking full-time vocational courses in traditional boat-building areas

n LeMay-America’s Car Museum: $21,760 for 4 college-level

n Ensuring that no skill is lost, no master craftsman is without an

internship positions at the Museum working in the Collections Department

n Ryan Levesque: $9,000 for our first post-college, HEP-sponsored

n Studebaker National Museum: $5,600 for an internship for a

6-month apprenticeship with Master Craftsman Keith Flickinger, Precision Motor Cars Inc. middle-aged student from McPherson College

n Yavapai College Foundation: $12,980 for updating and

purchasing equipment for their Auto Body Technology Program, part of their degree program.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD We raise money to give it away…to established programs teaching the skills of restoration & preservation of classic and vintage cars, trucks and boats at the high school and post-high school levels. Our goal is to identify and fund programs that teach skills that lead to jobs in this highly-specialized field. If you know a program that fits with our goal, let them know about our grant program. The grant application process is simple and user-friendly.

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apprentice and no student is without an opportunity.

n Funding career-focused training in the skills and trades especially

important to the future of the collector vehicle community through educational scholarships, internships and apprenticeships.

n Providing grants to educational institutions and organizations

engaged in training and developing skills related to promoting, protecting and preserving collectible vehicles.

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT MAKING IT HAPPEN In order to achieve our mission, the Hagerty Education Program at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM relies on the support of donations from those who also believe in our goals. If you would like to donate, please visit www.hagertyeducationprogram.org and click on “Make a Donation.”

For more information about what we do, call 855-537-4579


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Links to items about automotive design and designers:

ACM watches the web for links to interesting, fun and informative content... boot up and enjoy! http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/23/autoline-design-handbookbone-line-video/ http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/11/design-handbook-videodesign-vs-styling-cars/ http://chrisoncars.com/2014/06/american-elegance-the-cars-ofelwood-engel/ http://chrisoncars.com/2014/09/a-rare-gem-the-dual-ghia/ http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/06/schlorwagen-german-aerodynamic-car-video/ http://www.carscoops.com/2014/11/find-out-how-everythingfell-apart-at.html http://deansgarage.com/2014/1965-pontiac-banshee-the-story-ofthe-xp-833/

Links to posts touching on vintage auto racing:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/11/14/chevroletbrings-jim-halls-chaparral-race-cars-to-a-new-generation/

Topics of wide ranging interest some just for fun:

http://www.historicvehicle.org/News/Articles/All-Articles/2014/11/11/Stars-And-Their-Co-Star-Cars?utm_ source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=Email&utm_ campaign=HVA%20Newsletter http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/09/i-finally-stumbledacross-gallery-of.html

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/14/mercedes-silver-arrows-aha-take-on-me-video/?icid=autoblog|check-these-out http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/09/stanford-opens-revs-automotive-digital-library/

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/23/top-reasons-to-love-orhate-american-cars/ http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/21/jay-leno-lowrider-chevyimpala-video/ http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/12/most-expensive-americancars-ever/ http://jalopnik.com/the-sensational-steering-wheels-of-pebblebeach-1623143691


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