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Bobby Darin Di Dia Dream Car

Pebble Beach Invited Our Dream Car

Pebble Beach has invited The Museum of Transportation to send our Di Dia automobile to be a featured car in its exclusive 2017 Concours d'Elegance, American Dream Cars of the 1960's. The Bobby Darin “Dream Car” is a one-of-a-kind custom car designed by Detroit clothing designer Andy Di Dia in 1953 and completed in 1960. Bobby Darin fulfilled his promise to purchase the car if he ever became famous, which he of course did. Subsequently, Mr. Darin chose to donate the masterpiece to our museum. The Di Dia 150 was the most expensive custom car in the world at the time. The Dream Car will be away from the museum from August 11th through August 24th, 2017, to participate in this Pebble Beach world-class event. You may visit the Di Dia until August 10th at the museum before its road trip to California. Our Bobby Darin car will return to The Museum of Transportation August 25th. Every August, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto the famous 18th fairway

lavender spikes of liatris-white balls of rattlesnake master

Come See Our Bloomers!

Our bloomers are showing. Oops! Come see the Museum of Transportation's gorgeous lavender spikes of liatris and white, ball-like flowers of rattlesnake master. Our tiniest transporters are busy little bees with the beautiful plantings and addition of a Pollinary Park. Our pollinator friends seem to prefer the heat that makes us retreat inside. The museum does have inside facilities when the hot summer weather and blazing sun drive us into the air-conditioning. The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitor Center and Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center are cool and comfy, even when the thermometer rises. The Creation Station is in our Visitor Center and is a hands-on learning environment dedicated to introducing children five-and-under to all modes of transportation while focusing on developing and enriching the primary early learning

Aleutian Burlington train car

Burlington Aleutian Train Car

Pullman built the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad "Aleutian" heavyweight office car in 1923. That railroad's vice president and general manager of the eastern lines used the car in 1940. Tagged the "office car," railroad officials used cars like the Aleutian to entertain customers and guests of the company, usually shippers, bankers, or politicians.  Wealthy families also owned private cars for travel in privacy and comfort, just as they use private jets today. Fun fact: HBO's Emmy award-winning film "Truman," shot in spring 1995, featured the Aleutian car as a stand-in for the Ferdinand Magellan car. We have a star on our museum grounds! Featuring "all the comforts of home," the car contains: An observation lounge with open rear platform, Four staterooms, Galley, Dining room likely with fine china--Spode Copeland's china from England was sometimes used in private cars, Two bathrooms and two showers, and Crew's quarters for the cook and porter. In

fathersdaycar

Father’s Day Cars with Class Show

The Horseless Carriage Club of MO presents Horseless Carriage Car Show on Father's Day. Come see cars with class on our upper lot 2. The car show starts at 11 a.m. Free Admission for everybody! (Train ride is additional.) Rolls Royce Raffle Drawing is on Father's Day. Enter to Win a Rolls

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Steampunk St. Louis Photo Shoot

Steampunk St. Louis will be at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis for a steampunk photo shoot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 24, 2017. They have invited all their Big River Steampunk Festival friends to wear their best steampunk traveling attire. Come see photographers documenting this steampunk adventure back to the time of the steam engines. Our steampunk friends will be gathering at the upper parking lot. This event is open to all steampunkers. Please come out and join your community. The museum is open that to the general public that day as well. Regular admission