Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

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Automobile enthusiasts of all ages will appreciate the display of 70 vintage cars on parade as part of the private collection of French entrepreneur Alain Cerf and his family. Amassed over a period of 30 years, the exhibit contains mainly European-built vehicles (there are 11 from the US) and is focused on cars which demonstrate "special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering." All cars are in running shape and are taken on the road regularly. Vehicles range from the 1930s to 1990s models in addition to a replica of a 1770 steam carriage. If you're lucky enough to meet the very knowledgeable staff member Gary - or even Cerf himself - they will regale you with interesting anecdotes about the backgrounds of many of the vehicles.


Address

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd
St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL

Expert Tips by Michelle da Silva Richmond

St. Petersburg / Clearwater Local Expert

Museums: "If you happen to see Alain Cerf, ask him to tell you some of the fascinating background stories about the cars' histories."

Best for Museums Because: It's a unique collection of vintage cars and worth visiting - even if you aren't a car aficionado.