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May 2016

GiveBIG 2016


The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. Help support ACM’s education programs, exhibits and collection by donating to the Museum on this day of giving.

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If Cars Could Talk – Hot Rods & Street Rods

May 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined. Each month, our speaker will pick a car and offer a fascinating peek into its history. Join us the first Tuesday of each month, and explore the story of cars with Museum curators, staff, or local personalities over lunch. Learn more about Hot Rods & Street Rods currently displayed in our Summer Drive Series – Hot Rods in…

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BMW Propelling a Century of Innovation – Exclusive Member Preview


As a benefit of membership, Bronze Key Drivers and above are invited to an Exclusive Member Preview of the Propelling a Century of Innovation exhibit. Enjoy music, light appetizers and beverages provided by Olympic Eagle and Hedges Family Estate, a presentation by ACM’s Curator of Exhibitry and the unveiling of  the BMW exhibit. The first 150 members will receive a commemorative exhibit poster. Parking is complimentary. RSVP by April 22 at rsvp@americascarmuseum.org or 253.779.8490.

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BMW Propelling a Century of Innovation – Exhibit Open to Public


ACM’s exhibit BMW – Propelling a Century of Innovation celebrates the centennial of this paramount company and its designs and opens to the public on Saturday, May 7.

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BMW Propelling a Century of Innovation – Member Early Access

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Not able to make it to the Exclusive Member Preview? All ACM members are invited to view the BMW exhibit before it opens to the public. Parking is complimentary for members until 10 am.

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BMW Propelling a Century of Innovation – Insider Talk

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come hear ACM’s Curator of Exhibitry Scot Keller talk about the inspiration for the new exhibit and the special cars selected for display. Keller will be joined by BMW collector Peter Gleeson, who loaned four of his extraordinary cars for the exhibit including the only privately owned BMW Art Car. Peter Gleeson, a specialist car & art collector, has assembled one of the most superb BMW Collections in the world.

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Race Night at ACM

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s) with no end date

Put your racing skills to the test every second Thursday of the month in the Speed Zone at ACM! Our CXC racing simulators are linked together to provide a realistic racing experience against other drivers. Compete on famous tracks such as: Darlington, Daytona, Dover and more! Race Nights are open to members, friends and the general public! Teams are also welcome to join in on the fun.

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Cruise-Ins at ACM

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 13, 2016

Cruise into ACM on the second Thursday of every month from April through October, rain or shine on Haub Family Field! Bring your own vintage vehicle, mix and mingle with other car enthusiasts while listening to music, vote on the People’s Choice Award and enter to win the raffle drawing. ACM is open until 8pm for Cruise-Ins, so be sure to explore the Museum and check out the new restomod muscle cars on display in ACM’s newest exhibit – American Muscle…

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Club Auto – The Hageman Firehouse Tour


The Hageman Firehouse Tour CLUB AUTO MEMBERS AND ABOVE ARE INVITED Meet Master Collector Peter Hageman and see his private car collection. $25 No Host Lunch | Redhook Brewery RSVP to Kristen at 253.683.3955 or kristen.wells@americascarmuseum.org

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Take A Spin

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Summer just isn’t as fun without ACM’s Take A Spin events! Rides in vehicles from the ACM Collection will be presented for guests to experience history in motion!  Vehicles will vary and may be a selection from Antiques and pre-war Classics to from the Fabulous Fifties, perhaps a fire truck may make a special appearance!

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