I like to visit car museums whenever I can and I have some for your bucket list. 

My current favourites include the Nethercutt in Los Angeles and the Auburn Duesenberg Cord Museum in Auburn, Indiana. 

They both have fabulous cars showcased in architecturally stunning buildings. 

Then there is the GM Heritage Centre and the Henry Ford Museum, both in Michigan. 

I visited both in June 2019 and although I’d been to them previously, I was once again impressed by the breadth and depth of history and concept cars on display. 

At GM’s Heritage Centre, which is tucked away in suburban Sterling Heights, Michigan, in a nondescript building in a quiet cul-de-sac, they have on display 200 of the 600 automobiles they have in the collection at any one time.

The Centre is not open to the public, but they do offer tours to car clubs and other interested parties with cogent reasons for wanting to see what I reckon is the world’s largest collection of dream cars.

Set aside two days to visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfields Village.

It is one of America’s outstanding attractions.

The Museum and Village contain one of the most important and extensive collections of Americana in the United States.

There’s the Lincoln in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theatre, Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, the Rosa Parks bus, stage coaches, huge locomotives, Jim Clark’s 1965 Indy winning Lotus, the first Ford Mustang, Buckminster Fuller’s prototype Dymaxion house, Igor Sikorsky’s prototype helicopter and a DC3 plane that hangs from the ceiling . . . the list is almost endless. 

In Australia, the National Motoring Museum in Birdwood, SA, attracts most attention.

But, did you know, we have 30 plus car museums in this country? 

Here at Cars4Starters we are compiling a list of the best car museums.

What car museums have you visited here and overseas?

Which ones would you recommend we add to the list?

David Burrell is the editor of retroautos.com.au

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David Burrell is founder and editor of Retroautos.com.au, a free online classic cars magazine. Dave has a passion for cars and car design. He's also into speedway, which he's been writing about since 1981. His first car was a rusted-out 1961 Vauxhall Velox. His daily driver is a Pontiac Firebird. Prior to starting Retroautos, David was an executive in a Fortune 500 company, working and living in Australia, NZ, Asia, Latin America and the UK.

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