LIVING LEGENDS OF AUTO RACING
HOLLY HILL, FLORIDA
MUSEUM OF DRAG RACING
TAMPA BAY AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
3301 GATEWAY CENTRE BLVD.
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA
The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum features a unique collection of over forty vintage vehicles including front wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Featured automobiles include the world’s only replica, on loan from the Deutsche Bahn Museum in Nuremberg, of the French 1770 Fardier de Cugnot, the world’s first self propelled vehicle. Also featured are marques such as Tracta, Citroen, Panhard and Voisin (France); Tatra and Aero (Czechoslovakia); DKW, Auto Union and Mercedes (Germany); Willys Knight and Ruxton (USA). Explanatory text is exhibited with each vehicle, and a book and CD about the collection is available for sale. The gift shop also offers out of print books, toys, coffee mugs and apparel relative to the museum and European automotive history.
Admission fee: $8 per person, $6 for seniors and $5 for students or groups of 12 or more. Children under 6 are free.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Tuesday and holidays.