Last week as my tour of the Florida heartland unfolded, a friend of my parents recommended checking out an automotive museum. The “museum” is question was Rick Treworgy’s “Muscle Car City” museum, and as it turns out is his personal collection of some 200 +/- mostly GM vehicles predominantly from the 1960’s and 70’s. There are also a handful of Jeep, Ford, and Mopar products. The focus is the muscle car era, although there are even some pre-WWII vehicles. The collection is housed in a former Wal-Mart location, although I understand that plans are in the works to move to a new purpose built facility sometime in 2016. The museum also has a gift store and snack bar.
I used the term “museum” to describe the collection contained within. The dictionary defines “museum” as a building that houses historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest which are stored and exhibited. Check that box! The docents are all volunteers, and are more than happy to answer any question you might have. The ones we interacted with were very personable and shared insight into the collection and specific specimens in the collection. We even sighted Mr. Treworgy himself! I recommend this for any American car enthusiast and especially any of those who appreciate the muscle car era. I all in all I spent about 2-2 1/2 hours, not counting the time wandering the gift shop. Any 60’s-70’s GM enthusiast should plan for an additional 60-90 minutes to leave no stone unturned or car properly appreciated.