November 11, 2009
The Changing of the Cars at the America on Wheels Museum
A couple of times a year, the America On Wheels Museum
in Allentown gears up for a new exhibit. WFMZ's Joscelyn
Moes shows us what it takes to get the cars in and out.
"Anybody need gloves here?"
REPORTER: The America On Wheels Museum is once again on
the move. The museum is changing it's changing exhibit to
feature custom and concept cars.
GORDON BARRY: Just to give you an inkling the car behind
me is a million dollar car. We don't even want to touch
REPORTER: But they have to put them in place.
LINDA MERKEL: They are as fine as a piece of jewelry and
we want all our collectors to know how we care for them.
REPORTER: First.. they transport the transportation pieces..
LINDA MERKEL We can only take up one car at a time.
REPORTER: to the second floor of the museum on a lift.
Then they put the cars on movable jacks. And volunteers
push them into position. Then one exhibit ends, folks here
at the Museum shift into high gear and get these cars in
and out as quickly as possible. And as carefully as possible.
GORDON Every car that we have is precious. We can't damage
'em, scratch 'em.. we're very very careful.
REPORTER: Owners are just excited to share their prized
DON MAKOFSKE: Gives the public a chance to look at some
of these cars.
REPORTER: A concept.. that keeps the museum rolling right
along. In Allentown.. Joscelyn Moes.. 69 News.
For More Information:
Linda Merkel - Executive Director
America On Wheels Museum
5 N. Front St. Allentown, PA