Hi, I´m form Argentina and I will be in early February for 15 days in Baton Rouge. Could you tell me about museums or places of interest related to Model T´s in that area? Thanks in advance!
Gbriel el dueño de la franquicia de Budweiser tiene un museo viejo coche muy bonito, con varios modelos T y un modelo coches junto con docenas de otros coches en Covington, LA Acerca de y una hora de distancia desde Baton Rouge
No encontré ese museo en Google. ¿Cual es el nombre?
I'm fifty miles west of Baton Rouge and I've never heard of this museum---tell us more!
I think that particular museum is described in this link, under day four: http://flashbackracing.com/2010/04/the-red-neck-power-tour-an-inside-view/
It seems to be an extensive private collection in Madisonville, close to Covington, at the Champaigne Beverage Distributor who is the local Budweiser distributor.
"Champaigne Beverage Distributor, the local Budweiser distributor.
There we entered one of the most amazing private car museums I have ever been to. There were 25,000 square feet of Ford automobiles. Not just Ford automobiles, but perfecly restored, concours quality cars. Seventy seven of the most elegant restorations you have ever laid eyes on.
Not only was there a plethora of early Fords, there was one or two Lincoln Zephyrs and a Mercedes 230 SL, plus an old Chris Craft cabin cruiser and two or three Higgins inboard speed boats. Higgins, as you may or may not know, was a New Orleans boat maker from a long time ago; but that is another story.
There were neon signs, porcelain signs, gas pumps, both electrified and “visible” pumps, those which one would hand pump the gasoline into a glass cylinder by hand and then allow gravity to deliver the premeasued gasoline onto the vehicle. You probably need to be over sixty to remember those little jewels.
There were model airplanes hanging from the ceiling. I specifically recall a P38 Lightning, a P51 Mustang, a T-6 texan, the same plane in Navy markings but called an SNJ, a P40 Tomahawk or Warhawk (mistakenly referred to by some as a Flying Tiger because of the unit that used them in the China/Burma theatre prior to WW11), and either a Liberator or Mitchell bomber, I don’t remember which. an F4U Corsair and several motorcycles, inclusing a Simplex and a Cushman Eagle.
There was also a section of old outboard motors, some pre-slot gambling devices, some old NCR cash registers which had been de-nickled and the brass polished to a golden luster.
Among the perfectly restored cars were two street rods. One was a gorgeous 1940 Ford Panel wagon and the other was ’40 two door sedan with subtle flames.
The grounds were immaculately manicured and almost park like." 1
1-Flashback Racing crew member Dave C.
Thanks for that information, John. It seems to be a very interesting place. Do you know if it´s a free access museum or a private collection closed to the public? Could you tell me the exactly address? Thanks again!