Today was a sad day to learn that yet another classic car museum will soon be closing it's doors for good. While we've heard of museums around the country being affected by the economic crunch, the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History closing hits home because it's right here in Rosanky, TX.
The Central Texas Museum of Automotive History was founded by Dick Burdick, a Texas businessman and car collector. The museum includes two different facilities, the original museum located in Rosanky, Texas which opened in 1980 and a second unit which was opened in 2009 in San Marcos, Texas named Dick's Classic Garage. The museum has a good size collection of American and European cars from the 20th century. The European cars and American cars before 1929 are displayed in the original museum. The original museum also includes a library of automotive materials.
Also founded by Dick Burdick, Dick's Classic Garage is located in San Marcos, Texas and is one of the two museums which comprise the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History. Dick's Classic Garage showcases American vehicles and memorabilia from the 1930s though the 1950s. According to Wikipedia, it displays a 1948 Tucker Sedan with the chassis number 1050, the lowest mileage Tucker with only 0.4 miles on the odometer! For more information on the amazing cars and the museum's history, read the Austin-American Statesman article.
According to Greg Verret, museum Director, they "will be auctioning off nearly 90 automobiles and key pieces of automotive memorabilia at no reserve with the exception of four very special autos. The proceeds will be used to create an endowment for the ongoing preservation of automobile history for future generations at our other museum, Dick’s Classic Garage in San Marcos, TX." The auction will take place on Saturday March 3, 2012 at the museum's Rosanky location.
Please feel free to contact Motorheads Performance if you have questions or want additional information, or visit the non-profit museum's website at www.dicksclassicgarage.org. If you'd like to support the cause, consider a donation to help keep the history of classic cars alive for future generations who might not otherwise get the chance to see the incredible history of automobiles.