Grand Opening of LeMay in Tacoma

A line-up of the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters greets visitors to opening day of LeMay - America's Car Museum. The 300SL was produced in very limited numbers, from 1954 to 1964.

TACOMA, Wash. (June 2, 2012) LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) turned on the ignition today with a grand opening that drew thousands of people to the 165,000 square-foot automotive museum, the largest in North America. ACM, dedicated to celebrating America’s love affair with the automobile, features the cars of Harold E. LeMay, whose car collection, at its peak, numbered more than 3,000 vehicles and led to the creation of the new museum in Tacoma, Wash. Opening festivities included remarks by museum President and CEO David Madeira and Nancy LeMay, widow of Harold, plus fireworks, an outdoor car show and a free concert by six-time Grammy Award winners Asleep at the Wheel.

ACM, home to 350-plus cars, is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week through Labor Day. Their web site is at http://www.lemaymuseum.org.