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TEXAS

Art Car Museum
140 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-5526
Features: This is what insiders call the "Garage Mahal," an establishment dedicated to auto-oriented art. It's a privately owned museum of contemporary art in various media.

Brass Lamp Auto Museum
701 N. Grant Street
Odessa, TX 79760
(915) 332-9875
Features: A varied group of pre-1916 antique cars with such models as Flanders, Sears, Drush, Saxon, Oakland, Overland, Cadillac and Ford.

Central Texas Museum of Automotive History
Highway 304,
Rosanky, TX 78953
(512) 237-2635
Features: Autos ranging from a 1901 Holsman to a 1988 Trabant star in this extensive collection of classic and unusual cars. The facility was founded in 1980 as a non-profit, educational foundation dedicated to the collection, restoration and preservation of historic automobiles, accessories and related items. The collection normally has more than 130 vehicles on display, with additional vehicles available on a rotational basis.

Dick's Classic Garage
120 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666-5268
(512) 878-2406

Features: There are some very classic models here -- Duesenbergs, a Tucker, a '59 Corvette -- and lots of memorabilia.

Gaf Auto Museum
307 Woodlawn Street
Kilgore, TX 75662-3624
Features: (No web site.) A private collection of classic and antique automobiles.

Matt Garrett Car Collection
Dallas, TX
(214) 878-3823
Features: Many classic cars in the collection are available for purchase. The Cadillacs are the real eye-catchers.

Knapp Chevrolet Antique Auto Museum
U.S. 83, Stuart Place Road exit
Harlingen, TX
(956) 423-1370
Features: A showroom full of antique and classic autos, including a 1929 Chevrolet, a 1957 Belair convertible, and several collectible Corvettes.

Love Field Antique Mall & Classic Car Collection
6500 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75235-5813

(214) 357-6500
Features: (No website)

North Texas Automotive Museum
677 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 918-0084 
Features: A large collection of classic, antique and sports cars is rotated through the various sections of the facility. Among marques on display: Rolls Race, Jaguar, MacLaren, Chevrolet, Ford, Oldsmobile, BMW and Alfa Romeo. 

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
2503 Fourth Avenue
Canyon, TX 79016
(806) 651-2244 
Features: The state's largest history museum includes a transportation exhibit that illustrates the many methods used to travel the Texas panhandle, from buggies, sleighs and wagons to automobiles from 1900 to the 1950s.

Petroleum Museum Chaparral Gallery 
1500 Interstate 20 West
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-4403 
Features: The exhibit honors driver/designer Jim Hall and his Chaparral racing cars, seven of which are on display.

Texas Museum of Automotive History 
1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard, Gate 5
(1221 Midway Plaza inside Fair Park)
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 533-4891 
Features: Packers, Ford Shelbys and other classic racing cars depicting racing in the state from 1901 to 1984 are on display. The museum also features important cars and race cars on loan from prominent car collectors.

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