Walter P. Chrysler Museum to showcase rare vehicles
Enthusiasts who admire the imagination of the auto design and development process as well as a personally maintained magnificent production model, will enjoy the Walter P. Chrysler Museum schedule of exhibits for 2011. The museum will feature a rotating trio of vehicles throughout the Unique Vehicle Pairs Spotlight Series and Collector's Curb specialty exhibits.
Unique Vehicle Pairs highlights, by theme, a pair of iconic Chrysler concepts or one-of-a-kind modified vehicles on the second floor. In conjunction, the newly-launched Collector's Curb will highlight a extraordinary vehicle on loan from a private owner in celebration of their car club. The car will be exhibited, along with personal memorabilia, in the Museum's Boss Chrysler's Garage.
The Museum will update exhibition vehicles as follows:
Modern Elegance (Mar. 1 – Apr. 24) will feature a 1999 Chrysler 300C Convertible and 2008 Chrysler Hollywood Concepts along with a 1957 Imperial Crown Sedan owned by Diran and Joyce Yazejian, WPC Club members of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Edgy Rides (Apr. 26 – Jun. 26) will showcase the 1998 Plymouth Spyder and 2004 Dodge Slingshot Concepts in conjuction with a 2002 Chrysler Prowler belonging to CJ and Bob Longstreth, Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association members of Rochester Hills, Mich.
The Future Is Now (Jun. 28 – Aug. 28) puts a 1993 Chrysler 300 concept car on display with a1993 Chrysler Thunderbolt concept. A 1950 Nash Ambassador Sportsman Camper owned by Clarence and Nancy Becker, Nash Car Club members of St. Clair Shores, Mich. will also be featured.
Powerful & Mighty (Aug. 30 – Oct. 30) will present 1999 Dodge Power Wagon and 2006 Dodge Rampage concepts with Harold Sullivan’s 1967 Plymouth -"Silver Bullit." He is a member of the North Oakland Mopar Muscle president of West Bloomfield, Mich.
Little Packages (Nov. 1 – Dec. 30) offers a 2006 Dodge Hornet and 2008 Dodge Demon concepts and the iconic 1960 Metropolitan convertible owned by Rex and Sue Hamil, Mitten Mets (MI Chapter - Metropolitan Owners Club of North America) members of Waterford, Mich.
Collector's Curb exhibitions are subject to change. Visit wpchryslermuseum.org or e-mail [email protected] to confirm.
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum is open for self-guided tours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving and Dec. 24, 25 and 31.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and older) and $4 for six – 12 year olds and includes the specialty exhibits. Children five and under are admitted free. A discount rate of $4 per person is available for groups of 15 or larger. Two-for-one admission coupons are available on the museum's website.
Located on Chrysler Group LLC complex in Auburn Hills, at exit 78 (Chrysler Dr.) off I-75, the Museum is available for corporate and private meetings and events and offers a K-12 education program as well as membership and volunteer opportunities.