The LeMay America’s Car Museum “Hard Hat & High Heels” Gala

The Hard Hat and High Heel party will be the museum’s first public preview of the new museum. The event will include: a cocktail reception, dinner provided by El Gaucho restaurant, entertainment, live auction, and a chance to see some exhibits before anyone else. TV’s Rob Weller, former host of Entertainment Tonight, will be the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

The event will take place at 6 pm at the future site of the LeMay America’s Car Museum located at: 2702 East D Street Tacoma, Washington 98421. Scot Keller, chief marketing communications officer of the museum, explained the purpose of the event, “Hard Hat and High Heels is first and foremost a fundraiser.  It was also created to give our friends and supporters a sneak peek at the new building before it opens to the public.” Scot shared what he looks forward to with the event, “Success will be measured by the amount of money we raise for the Museum and, of course, our guests leaving the event impressed with the building and having enjoyed a spectacular evening!”

Scot discussed what he thinks of the event, “The ACM team has worked tirelessly on the event for many months.  We are very proud of the hard work and creativity of the gala team.  Ultimately the positive experience our guests have and their opinion of our event is the opinion we strive for.” Scot shared how the Hard Hat High Heel party is unique compared to other events, “ACM has been working hard to create an event as unique as our Museum.  Our primary focus has been on creating a great event unique to us; for all who attend.”

Holly Wood, marketing communications coordinator at the museum, shared what she is looking forward to with the event, “Excited to see the event take place and what everyone will be wearing, and the success the event will bring to the future of the museum.” Holly explained how the event is unique compared to other events, “What’s unique is that it’s a brand new building…and a chance to get the first look at the museum. The construction chic attire makes it unique; before being officially open to public.” She added, “I think it’s a very unique and fun gala that I think will be different than other galas in the area.”

Ticket prices to the event varied in price…$175 per person or $425 per person which included overnight accommodations in Hotel Murano and travel to and from the event. According to Holly, tickets sold out the beginning of September. For all attendees that have purchased their tickets, let’s prepare to have some fun! Holly concluded, “Even though this [event] is sold out, there will be other member events in the future and the start of many great events going forward that members can look forward to.” Stay abreast of the ACM events at:

By: Carly Calabrese, staff for