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Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

By: Richard Fleener

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

We try to check out car museums when ever and where ever we find them. The smaller ones are often little more than a few poorly restored oddball cars displayed in a dusty environment. When we visit the bigger and better venues it is a real treat.

A new museum will be opening after January 1, 2010 in Alexander City, Alabama. It is the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum and we had an opportunity to get a preview while we were attending the 40th Anniversary of the NASCAR Aero Car Reunion at the Talladega Speedway put on by the Daytona Superbird Auto Club.

I have to honestly say this is one of the best museums I have ever visited. My feelings may have something to do with my preference for muscle cars or the fact that we were already having a wonderful time at the Reunion. Regardless, the Wellborns have hit a home run with their Museum.

It is almost like a 1969-70 time capsule. The Wellborns started with an old Chevrolet dealership and converted it into a wonderful museum. It is chucked full of expertly restored muscle cars (not all Dodges and Plymouths but that is where the emphasis was for this weekend). They have also included a wealth of auto related neon signs and memorabilia. The mind blower is the Parts Room that is full of NOS parts from “back in the day”.

If you are ever close to Talladega, Alabama make sure you detour over to Alexander City to see this wonderful automotive experience. Until then Click Here and see our tour!

If you prefer to take a quick video tour you can click on the video below.

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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