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Event Coverage LeMay family collection open house this Saturday

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  1. BobMcD
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    Just a reminder the Lemay family collection open house is this Saturday 08/31/13. It's a very unique show if you have never been. If your in the Northwest it's something to see! This is a seperate collection from the LeMay museum in Tacoma.
    http://www.lemaymarymount.org/lemay-car-show.htm
     
  2. BobMcD
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    Went to the Lemay auto collection open house today. A beautiful sunny northwest afternoon. Held in two locations, near Spanaway, Wa. The Lemay house is only open to the public 1 day a year. I've been told that the house alone had parking for 300 cars. When he ran out of room, Harold LeMay purchased Marymount which previously was a military academy, for the rest of his collection. At one time he had the world's largest car collection of about 3000 vehicles. There was a car show, swap meet and a car auction also going on. Here are a few pictures
     

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  3. BobMcD
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    More photo's.
     

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    More.
     

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  5. BobMcD
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    Last ones. Hope you enjoy them!
     

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  6. slosteve
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    Thanks for the pic's. Some neat stuff to see there. My brother is a volunteer at Marymount and we've been through that together when I was visiting but never been to the house. He goes every year and keeps telling me I gotta see it. Maybe next year.

    Steve
     
  7. J scow
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    from Seattle

    Hands down best collection and Marymount is the place to see. The Tacoma museum is average.
     
  8. Just up the street from my place and always a great event
     
  9. gnichols
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    Amazing. Thanx for another drive down memory lane. I especially liked Rocky Racoon's place! Gary

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    Famous Nomad
     
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  11. BobMcD
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    The paint was done by Art Himsl, and Howdy Ledbetter did the interior.
     
  12. BobMcD
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    When I first saw it, I thought "What the heck is that" . After a little research I found there is some history behind that Nomad.
     

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  13. Pete1
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    from Wa.

    Buurrrrrp.
    My wife works there and brought me home some leftover food.
    Always super good.
    I have been through there many times.
     
  14. sorry.....but how and when did start collecting up to 3000 cars...?....and yhe money to buy them ?

    thanks for posting the pics...
     
  15. BobMcD
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    Harold LeMay was a self made man who started with nothing and created several businesses. He owned the trash collection business in several counties, in western Washington, as as well as a couple of landfills, a towing business, and other businesses. Here is a short write up on the man. Quite an amazing success story! http://www.lemaymuseum.org/page.php?id=218
    His favorite car was a 41 Chevy. At one time he had about 60 of them!
     
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  16. 5window
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    Pretty good for a trash man! Thanks for posting the pics. I had a chance to see the Lemay Museum in June when I took my wife to Seattle for a surprise 40th anniversary trip-one surprise was that she agreed to spend an afternoon looking at old cars. It's a pretty good museum-no spectacular but pretty good. I would love to see the rest sometime-might be a good excuse for another trip-I do have to come up with something for our 50th. :)
     
  17. 53 COE
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    Our Dart was part of the collection on the lawn for the day.....
     

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  18. jfreakofkorn
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    im digging that cop car ....

    thats a crazy looking rear end ...
     
  19. BobMcD
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    It reminded me of Broderick Crawford and the old Highway Patrol series.
     

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