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September 2015

If Cars Could Talk – The Cars of Clive Cussler and Harold LeMay

September 1 @ 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. For September, Tom Kassens, ACM Educator and Docent, will be talking about the similarities between Clive Cussler and Harold…

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Member Double Discount Day

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Museum members receive 20% off in the ACM Store and Classics Café! Not a member? Not a problem. Join when you visit the Museum on or before September 4 and receive these member benefits. Consider joining before you leave the Museum and apply the cost of your admission ticket to a Membership! We have a membership level to meet your needs. Find the level that fits you best here.

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September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cruise-In at ACM has outgrown the Anderson Plaza so July Cruise-In will be on the Haub Family Field! 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 Vintage Station Wagon display in the Route 66 gallery! Normal admission rates apply to Museum access. NEW THIS YEAR! GRAVEDIGGER’S BBQ…

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Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance

September 11 - September 13

Tour d’Jour   |   Friday, September 11   |   8 am Dinner d’Elegance   |   Saturday, September 12   |   6:30 – 10 pm Concours d’Elegance Sunday, September 13  |  9 am – 4 pm ACM is pleased to honor some of the finest examples of automotive art and design worldwide as the host of the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance presented by U.S. Bank. We look forward to welcoming participants and attendees from across the country to enjoy…

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Tour d’Jour

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

If you own a sports car, belong to one of this year’s invited clubs, and would like to explore some of Washington’s most scenic roads, consider joining us for this year’s Tour d’Jour! The tour begins at LeMay – America’s Car Museum for a private viewing of the participating cars. Coffee and pastries will be provided, while insurance waivers are signed and participants attend a mandatory drivers meeting at 8:45 am. Groups of cars then begin to leave at 9:00…

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Dinner d’Elegance

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ACM will unveil the 2015 Master Collector exhibit honoring a distinguished collector: Stephen Plaster for his lifelong contribution to preserving, restoring and sharing the world’s automotive heritage. Relax and socialize with friends as you enjoy a silent and brief live auction. To purchase tickets call 253.779.8490. Silver Sponsor J&L Fabrications Bronze Sponsors Stan & Valerie Dickison Patty McBride Entertainment Sponsors Steve & Judy Hamilton

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Take A Spin

September 17 @ 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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Cruizin’ Travel: Vintage Vehicles & Road Trips

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
AAA Tacoma Store,
1801 S. Union Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405 United States

CALLING ALL CAR LOVERS! ACM and AAA Washington invite you to the AAA Tacoma store for a celebration of cool cars and great drive destinations at Cruizin’ Travel: Vintage Vehicles & Road Trips. See cars on display, bring in your own prized ride (all vintage vehicles are welcome), and learn about cool fall road-trip destinations from AAA’s auto-travel experts. The event takes place, rain or shine, on Saturday, September 19 from 10 am – 2 pm. The awards presentation will be at…

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Family STEM Day – Crash Test Contraptions

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Design, build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, and math. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone. Learn how cars are designed to keep us safe. Create a vehicle to use in our variation of the traditional egg drop experiment.

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Track Day – Club Auto Colorado Chapter

September 23

Contact the National Club Auto Director for more details on this event. National Club Auto Director – dominic@americascarmuseum.org  |  253.779.8490

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