WOW!!!!! This is just more than a car museum. The elaborate period displays to go along with the cars, hearken back to a time when we had an "authentic united American culture." From gas pumps (a collection on almost 1/2 million dollars), to older American cars, drive-ins, carnival games, older gas stations (where they really pumped your gas and checked your oil), and "period" wardrobe worn by mannicans throughout the museum make this a "must see" for nostalgia and memories for baby boomers. Currently playing on the radio I hear, Blake Sheldon's new song "I Lived It" and reflect how this museum is a visual display of the lyrics in the song.
On another topic, the curator, Ken, was so gracious to us. He gave us background on the cars on display, the museum, the owner, and spent almost 20 minutes with us as we toured the cars in the museum. What an excellent guide as you could see his passion for the museum shine through in every sentence that he shared with us.
There is no admission to this museum and the owner Bennett Motors donates the proceeds of those who contribute to his donation jar, to the charity that was selected to receive that month's donation. When you make a donation you are informed with a sign what organization will receive that month's donations.
When you are traveling either to, or passing through Evansville, IN, stop by the Dream Car museum. We toured the Toyota Plant in nearby Princeton, IN in the morning and the Dream Car museum in the afternoon. If you enjoy cars and the "car culture" try this trip for a little get way in Middle America.
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