What Are Some Popular Car Museums?


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Popular car museums include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, the Mullin Automobile Museum in Oxnard, California, and the National Automobile Museum located in Reno, Nevada. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum features trophies, memorabilia and more than 500 cars that have won the Indianapolis 500. The museum, located just outside of downtown Indianapolis, receives some 135,000 visitors each year.

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The Mullin Automobile Museum building was formerly owned by Otis Chandler who used it to house a personal collection of vintage cars, motorcycles and other vehicles. After being acquired by Mr. Mullin in 2006, the building was extensively remodeled. The museum serves as a tribute to French automotive styling, with a focus on European automotive styling and major design trends seen throughout the last century.

The National Automobile Museum features a number of exhibits that showcase vintage automobiles from the 19th and 20th centuries. As of 2016, the museum has a showcase of more than 200 cars split between four separate galleries. Notable exhibits include a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado owned by Elvis Presley, a 1961 Ghia L6.4 owned by Frank Sinatra and a 1962 Lincoln Continental formerly assigned to John F. Kennedy. The museum has been praised by Car Collector magazine and AutoWeek.

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