200 Peacock Drive
Features: The Backer Collection consists of more than 120 vintage cars, trucks and other vehicles dating from 1903 to 1993, and 84 of them are displayed here among historic settings and exhibits of memorabilia reminiscent of the times the cars were new.
Kansas City Auto Museum (opening spring 2014)
3100 Broadway, Suite 1420
Kansas City, MO 64111
16955 Chesterfield Airport Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Features: The core of this facility is a lineup of Mercedes-Benz models collected over a 30-year period by founder Fred Kemp Sr. More than 40 are on display at this museum that opened in 2005.
2220 North Bishop Avenue
Rolla, MO 65401
Features: After years of restoring cars and antiques, this has turned into a 56,000 square foot facility that houses a huge restoration shop as well as an antique auto museum (originally known as Autos of Yesteryear). Among its exhibits are a 1913 Indy race car, John Wayne’s 1917 Federal truck and the late iconic news commentator Paul Harvey’s 1938 Nash Lafayette.
National Museum of Transportation
8015 Barrett Station Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Features: The Earl C. Lindburg Automotive Center at the museum of was redesigned so its glass and steel exterior resembles a contemporary auto dealership. Its premier exhibit is titled “It’s an Automobile Life: Car Culture in St. Louis and Beyond.” It includes St. Louis’ oldest express delivery truck, a 1908 Galloway; a 1959 Ford experimental gas turbine truck, and a 1901 St. Louis Automobile made by the St. Louis Motor Carriage Co., the first successful automobile company west of the Mississippi River.
Ozark Auto Show and Museum
West Highway 76
Branson, MO 65616
Features: (No website)
St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Road
St. Louis, MO 63114
Features: Cars are selected for display in a 48,000 square foot, carpeted, climate controlled showroom. Among the gems are a gorgeous 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk (seen here), a 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto, a 1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa and a 1940 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Coupe.
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