The Gateway Auto Museum - Gateway CO
1932 Ford Woody & 1948 Studebaker Commander
As owner of Discovery Communications (the Discovery Channel, etc.) John Hendricks, has one of the great car collections of the world in this very era rich museum as part of his Gateway Resort, in western Colorado
1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car
In 1954 the F-88 was a Motorama “Dream Car” and was one of only two complete – with an unconfirmed possible two ‘shells’ – ever created. The F-88 presented here is literally the only car left of its kind and was acquired by the Hendricks Collection at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for an auction record $3,240,000. After spending decades as a collection of parts stored in wooden crates, the F-88 was painstakingly reassembled and offered for sale at the 2007 auction. This acquisition made automotive history and is the “cornerstone” of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum. This groundbreaking design and legendary story is displayed in its own special room with a rotating display and period documentation worthy of the F-88!
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 Fastback and 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Coupe “Hemi ‘Cuda.”
Cars in front of a great highway mural in the American Muscle Car section.
1963 Dodge Polara “Max Hemi” Custom Coupe
The “Max Hemi” Polara was built in 2005 and televised on The Discovery Channel’s American Hot Rod. 17 year old Max Cohen was suffering from acute lymphocytic leukemia – and this high school student’s primary interest was designing cars and motorcycles. To make his dreams come into reality, Make-A-Wish Foundation worked with newly founded Boyd Coddington Foundation to grant his wish – to design a custom car to be built by Boyd Coddington’s Garage in La Hambra, California.
1934 Ford Custom Coupe
In Excess. No Ford Coupe left the factory in 1934 looking like this. Customized with a Boss 429 engine punched out to 433 cid – this coupe cranks out 1,000 ground shaking horsepower. In addition to having won many other awards, In Excess is the International Show Car Association 2003 International Rod Champion.