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January 2021

POSTPONED: If Cars Could Talk – Every Second Tuesday!

January 12 @ 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 or automotive topic and offer a fascinating peek into its history. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, and explore the story of cars with Museum curators, staff or local personalities over lunch.

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February 2021

If Cars Could Talk (Virtual) – Cadillac: The Standard of the World

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Since its inception 119 years ago, the Cadillac Motor Car Division, named after French explorer and founder of Detroit, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, has focused on innovation and engineering excellence. Cadillac founder Henry M. Leland organized the assets from the failed Henry Ford Company (1901 – 1902) and used his engineering and meticulous machining skills learned at Colt firearms to create one of the finest motorcar companies in the industry. With a bold move to be…

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March 2021

If Cars Could Talk (Virtual) – Capturing Cars

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Do you want to take great photos of your own car, or of the cars at LeMay – America’s Car Museum? Car photography isn’t always easy, but if you follow a few simple rules you’ll quickly start to improve your shots. It doesn’t take lots of equipment to get started, just a car, your camera and your passion. ACM’s volunteer photographers Heidi Geise and Jim Culp will share some of their tips to help you capture better images of the…

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April 2021

If Cars Could Talk – The World by Motorcycle

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as former CEO of America’s Automotive Trust, David Madeira, shares 20 years worth of photos and stories from his adventures traveling the world on the back of his motorcycle. This event will be presented via Zoom and pre-registration is required. Please use the link below to RSVP for this event. RSVP NOW 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…

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May 2021

If Cars Could Talk – The Name is Hudson, and Racing History is Just the Beginning!

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

Join our friends Alan Gross, Exhibit Chair, & Linda Merkel, Executive Director, from the America on Wheels Museum, the newest member of the America’s Automotive Trust Family, for an exciting talk about the Museum’s exhibit “What’s in a Name”. The Exhibit features cars manufactured by the Hudson Motor Company and the Essex Motor Company between 1911 and 1957. Included are gems such as the 1953 Hudson Hornet 4-door sedan that was the first model ever to be featured in a…

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June 2021

If Cars Could Talk – The History of Pacific Raceways

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Road racing historian, Martin Rudow, first visited Pacific Raceways before it even opened in 1960! Since then, he has developed a close association with the track. Trans-Am, Can-Am cars, Formula 5000, Indy cars have all raced at the track along with drivers including Phil Hill, Ken Miles, Mario Andretti and Gurney and Mark Donohue. With this year’s Pacific Northwest Historics race coming up next month, it’s time for a look back at this remarkable motor racing facility’s exciting and…

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July 2021

If Cars Could Talk – AAT’s New Leadership: Introducing Tabetha Hammer and Brad Phillips

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

            Tune in for July’s If Cars Could Talk to meet AAT’s new CEO, Tabetha Hammer and ACM’s new Executive Director Brad Phillips! This event will be presented via Zoom. Please use the link below to join the event. ZOOM LINK 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 or automotive topic and…

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August 2021

POSTPONED: If Cars Could Talk: Under Cuba’s Hood/Cuba bajo el capó

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about Cuba’s legendary car culture from an author who literally wrote the book on it! Sharing stories gathered from his travels in Cuba, Michael Shapiro will present a whole new perspective on the cars of Cuba. This high-flex program is available online via Zoom or in-person at the Museum. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone this event due to travel restrictions. We are planning to have author Michael Shapiro to the Museum in mid-2022 for some fun events–stay tuned!…

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September 2021

If Alfas Could Talk – Alfa Romeo’s History with Formula 1 Racing

September 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In honor of the Gran Premio D’Italia (Grand Prix of Italy) let’s talk about Alfa Romeo Grand Prix cars over the years!  We’ll celebrate one of the all-time greatest victories at the 1935 German Grand Prix at the famed Nürburgring, Alfa winning the first ever Formula One championship, and cars of today. High-Flex (in-person and Zoom options) Pre-registration is required for this event. To register, please use the link below. Register Here! Join Guest Curator and President of the Northwest Alfa…

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October 2021

If Cars Could Talk: The Art and Passion of Miniature Car Collecting

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fred Russell joins us to discuss the many types, scales, sources, costs, displays, investment, and the myriad of options in the miniature car market today. This will be an engaging deep dive into the world of miniature cars! Pre-registration is required for this event. Please use the link below to register for the event. REGISTER HERE!

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