Monday, June 1, 2009

Successful Opening Day

After a busy weekend spent moving in and polishing several more cars, installing vintage outfits in the display cases, preparing the car signs, putting up ropes, organizing the gift shop and setting the spotlights, we opened the doors on time today at 11 am with a big "whew!" Our first visitors--Art & Shirley Neil of Bellingham, WA (pictured here next to our 1906 Compound)--were eagerly waiting at the door. They, and the rest of the visitors who steadily trickled in throughout the day, had extremely positive things to say about the museum.

One thing we are hearing repeatedly from visitors is how amazed they are to see a museum and cars of this caliber in Fairbanks. We have to admit that, while we knew we had assembled a fabulous automobile collection, we didn't know it would look this good under the lights in the space we created. We are also pleased to hear folks tell us how much they love the clothing exhibits and big photographs on the walls. If you didn't swing by today, come visit soon!



  1. Congratulations on your first day of operation and the successful Grand Opening!! Your collection is one of the few in the world to have all three of "The Three P's" represented. --Jeff from the Peerless Motor Car Club

  2. To continue what "J." said about The Three P's of Fine Cars, the other collections are: the Dutch National Motor Museum, the Nethercutt Collection, and the Northeast Classic Car Museum.

    There are tons of Packards, and well over a thousand Pierce-Arrows that survive, but too few Peerlesses exist for the average collector or museum to have one in their collection. What I'm saying is that you don't have an average museum!


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