People who had a car on display at the 6th Annual Art of the Concours were given the opportunity attend a private showing of the museum, and since my dad’s car was in the show this time, I tagged along with him. I’m glad I had that chance, because even though looking at pictures is nice, it doesn’t tell the story quite like seeing this great collection in person.
The Studebaker connection is immediately recognizable when you walk up to the museum, as a stylized Studebaker “S” facade brackets the front doors. That theme is further carried through to a stage in the ballroom of the museum that is reminiscent of a ‘50s diner.
The museum has a really cool meeting room with a stage and kitchen and the whole deal, but it isn’t available to just anybody. Only charitable organizations are allowed to host an event there, and they have to be respectful of the fantastic car collection that surrounds them.
The Armacost Museum is not open to the public, so unless you score an invite somehow, you’ll have to settle for some pictures. Luckily, I have some of those in the slideshow below.
Or, for a better version of the slideshow, click this link.