Largest car museum in North America opening June 2 [Video]
Americans have a love affair with the automobile and LeMay will open the largest museum in North America to celebrate that ongoing affair. The museum is located in Tacoma, Washington on a sprawling nine-acre campus with a four-story museum housing one of the world’s largest auto collections. The LaMay museum opens June, 2nd 2012.
When the museum officially opens, it is estimated that $60 million worth of classic vehicles will be on display. Harold and Nancy LeMay have amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. The purpose and vision of the new museum is to celebrate our love affair with the automobile.
The museum covers 165,000-sq. ft. on a 3.5-acre showroom floor, and is starting off with a collection of over 200 cars. It is located 30 minutes south of Seattle, and has been under construction since the summer of 2010.
Uniting automobile enthusiasts worldwide
The LaMay museum will be a gathering place where automotive enthusiasts from around the world will be able to enjoy automobile history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture under one gigantic roof. The huge facility will eventually be able to house up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-‘90s.