Long-awaited car museum opens in Wash.
Monday, May 28, 2012
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- One of the largest car museums in the country has opened in Tacoma, Wash., after much anticipation and years of fundraising.
The $60 million LeMay-America's Car Museum opened Saturday, featuring about 150 vehicles. Some of the vehicles are rare, and many are on loan from collectors and museums across the country.
Others came from the private collection of Harold LeMay, the late Pierce County millionaire who had the idea for the museum. The News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/KAdJWb ) that Le-May at one time owned about 3,000 cars, trucks and motorcycles -- recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's largest private automotive collection.
The four-story, 165,000-square foot museum is located on a nine-acre campus in downtown Tacoma, Wash. Officials expect about 500,000 visitors a year.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com