The Central Texas Museum of Automotive History is bar none the most awesome auto museum I’ve ever visited. It’s a hidden gem just north of Rosanky, TX on TX 304. I estimate it to have at least 130 cars of many vintages. It also has all sorts of automotive memorabilia.
Typical view down one of the rows:
All these cars are in superb condition.
Stanley Steamer engine:
1949 Diamond T Pickup:
Oldsmobile Delta 88:
Some goofy Euro-like battery powered car:
Rolls Royce limo:
After touring, I asked the guy at front about a Boy Scout plaque I had seen last time I was there (around 1995?). It turns out that the museum director, Dick Burdick, is an International Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America and has the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Silver Buffalo awards:
He is heading the committee planning the 2010 Jamboree.
The plaque I remembered was the 1989 Jamboree plaque, which is at top center:
It used to be in his front office.
Driving up on it, you would have no idea how magnificent the inside is:
I highly recommend this museum to anyone even slightly interested in automotive history.
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Heres some information on that American made euro-like car. We had a teacher in elementary school with one of these ugly things (which later became a collection of three). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citicar and http://www.didik.com/citicar.htm
And a later creation based on the citicar: http://www.didik.com/didik_ct.htm
Did that guy have a Delorean for sale? Or were most of his cars for sale? if so I have been there before
I don’t recall cars being explicitly for sale, and there was no Delorean. This appears to be a bona fide museum, and its collection rotates, so it could have had a Delorean at one time. Last time I was there (summer 1995?), a Tucker was on display.