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Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles looks back at local car clubs

By Mercury Staff

Thursday, January 16, 2014

BOYERTOWN — The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles’ current special exhibit, The Boyertown Car Scene, will run until Jan. 31. The exhibit takes a look back at the local car clubs of the 1950s and 1960s, when hot rodders and car enthusiasts looked to both find a way to socialize with other like-minded individuals and change the image of the hot rodder in the American mindset.

Featured in this exhibit are four beautiful automobiles — a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, a 1940 Ford Convertible, and two modified 1932 Fords. Each car is owned by a member of one of these local clubs or has a direct connection to the days when hot rods ruled the roads.

Also on display is a wonderful selection of memorabilia from these local car clubs. Jackets, license plates, courtesy cards, and more are featured from different groups such as the Road Knights, Rod Benders, Lil’ Leroys, Hot Sparks, and Angels of Route 100.

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.

The Museum, located at 85 S. Walnut St. in Boyertown, preserves the transportation history of southeastern Pennsylvania and displays more than 80 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs, and other types of vehicles. Admission rates are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and AAA members, and $4 for students. Children under age 5 enter free.

For more information, call 610-367-2090 or visit