Scottsdale Auto Museum
Phoenix boasts its multi-million vintage car showroom in the city’s shopping center, Metrocenter. Almost 50 cars are parked at the 7,000-square-foot space which is fewer than it former location in The Pavillions at Scottsdale. The smaller space may have few displays but its location promise a perfect venue for the whole family.
The collection of cars include pick up, sedan, convertible, truck, limousine and sports car under the popular brand names such as Ford, Chysler, Kaiser, Buick, Nash, Thunderbird, Chevrolet, Mustang, Pontiac, BMW, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Cadillac. The museum also sells cars through scheduled auctions. Bikes are also displayed in the museum including the motorcycle used by the 2-Time Land Speed Record Holder, Valerie Thompson.
The museum also highlights the works of several artists including Lucretia Torva (classic cars along Route 66), Eric Herrman (bikes and bikers lifestyle), Jeff Ivanhoe (ALUMOSAICS – mosaics from recycled aluminum cans), Robert Burt (landscapes and architecture in charcoal and pencil), Al DiMauro (painting on canvas portraits of racecar drivers and their cars) and Dan Venell (bronze sculpture). The museum also displays artwork which is made from car parts.
Guests who cannot participate in the auction can visit the Nifty 50’s shop and purchase the collector’s car die cast models. The shop also sells shoes and apparel inspired from the fashion of the 1950’s. Scottsdale Auto Museum also offers a venue for parties in its three Banquet rooms ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 feet.