The Route 66 Car Museum got its start as a privately owned car collection. Guy Mace, a retired chemical engineer, started collecting cars in 1990. After toying with the idea for several years, Mace opened the museum in 2016 to share both his passion and collection.
Locating the museum on historic Route 66 was a must. Luckily, Mace had a vacant, 20,000-square-foot factory along the route; a perfect fit for his collection of nearly 70 classic automobiles.
Mace's car collecting criteria has been whatever strikes his fancy. Consequently, the museum collection is diverse and interesting, with something for everyone.
Route 66 Car Museum Collection
The museum's collection of American and European models range from the start of 20th century to vehicles produced in the 2000's. The cars are arranged into four categories: Brass Era, Classics, Sportscars, and Celebrity vehicles.
Visiting the museum is like a walk through automotive history and the highlights are many. They have a 1926 Kissel Brougham, a 1936 Horch, a 1948 Packard Victoria Custom 8 Convertible, and a 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, to name just a few.
Celebrity vehicles at the museum include the 1926 Hudson Speedster truck from the film "Grapes of Wrath," starring Henry Fonda. You'll feel like you've wandered into the Batcave when you see the 1966 Gotham Roadster and 1979 Gotham Cruiser. They also have the 1991 Ghostbusters Cadillac Wagon and the "Resident Evil" Zombie Protection Truck on premises.
Gift Shop and Chauffeur Service
The museum gift shop sells a variety of classic car and Route 66 memorabilia. Offerings include old signs and tools, scale model cars, vintage toys, apparel, keychains, and more.
Route 66 Car Museum also offers classic car chauffeur service for the Springfield metro area. Arrive at your next event or destination in high style with a chauffeur-driven classic car!
Route 66 Car Museum
1634 West College, Springfield, Missouri 65806
Hours: Mondays through Saturdays: 9am to 5pm - closed Sundays
Visit www.66carmuseum.com to learn more.
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