In 1998, the late Harold LeMay and his wife, Nancy, of Tacoma,
Wash., formed a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The Harold E.
LeMay Museum, to which they donated their vehicle collection. At
its peak, the LeMay collection exceeded 3,000 vehicles and was
listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest
privately owned collection in the world.
Now called LeMay—America's Car Museum, the new museum
recently built in downtown Tacoma will be one of the world's
largest auto museums and attractions when it opens in June 2012. It
will house up to 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private
owners, corporations and the LeMay collection. The purpose of
LeMay—America's Car Museum is to be a place for auto
enthusiasts to experience innovative technology, interactive
exhibits and more. The four-story museum features a 9-acre campus
that includes the 165,000-square-foot museum, a collector car
center, 3 1/2-acre show field, galleries, banquet hall and car
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