News

Coming Soon to Televsion:   The Fadier de Cugnot on A&E!

The reproduction Fardier de Cugnot will be featured on an upcoming episode of A&E television's feature entitles "Museum Men." More info coming soon!

 

1,000 Solar Panel Sustainable Energy Solution Unveiled!

On November 22nd, 2013, Polypack, Inc. held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony unveiling a 1,000 Solar Panel Array delivering sustainable energy to run Polypack's manufacturing plant, office spaces, and adjacent the Tampa Bay Automobile museum. Special thanks to Florida Congressional Candidate Alex Sink, Florida Representative Dwight Dudley, the members of Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Pinellas County Economic Development Group for making this even a huge success.

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TBAUTO Featured on FOX Channel 13 Tampa Bay News!

Special thanks to Charley Belcher and the Fox 13 Tampa Bay news crew for this excellent coverage on the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum! Click Here to Watch!

 
 
New Additions

The museum recently has added a handful of cars to its expanding collection. Up first is a 1934 Stoewer V8 Greif that features an aluminum engine block.

Cord L29

Also new to the collection is a 1940 Mathis 333 (France). This front wheel drive three-wheeler has an aluminum body with an extremely light curb weight of only 800 pounds. The car boasts an impressive fuel economy of 76 MPG, and a top speed of 65 MPH.

Hotckiss Gregoire

TBAM has recently purchased complete 1935 Audi Cabriolet. After 50 years of rusting away beneath a tree, this car is in need of a few modest touch-ups; a complete restoration that's scheduled to take 18 months. We look forward to showing the end result upon completion.

Ford Model A Gazogene

 

Other News

Rainy Rolls- A Homage to Salvador Dali's Rainy Taxi

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is proud to present its Homage to Salvador Dali by recreating one of his most popular exhibits! The Rainy Rolls is on exhibit in the front lobby at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information go to www.thedali.org

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO of the Rainy Rolls. 

 
Rainy Rolls - Dali Museum
 

Events

2014 Car Shows

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum will be exhibiting cars at the following shows:

Aug. 17th- Pebble Beach, CA
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
200 Clock Tower Ln. #205A
Carmel, CA 93923
www.pebblebeachconcours.net
 
Sept. 21st- Akron, OH      
Stan Hywett Concours d'Elegance
714 N. Portage Path
 
Akron, OH 44303
http://concours.stanhywet.org
 
Oct. 18th- Lakeland, FL     
Lake Mirror Classic
Lake Mirror Promenade - Downtown Lakeland , FL
www.lakemirrorclassic.com
 
Henry Ford Old Car Festival
The reproduction Fardier de Cugnot was demonstrated at the 2011 Old Car Festival, put on by the Henry Ford Museum.
 
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Cugnot @ Old Car Festival
 
 

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, located in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg area of west central Florida, features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. They include pioneering front wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s, and each vehicle was chosen based on the engineering achievements that made it an important part of the evolution of the automobile. These are the cars that set the standards for the engineering of automobiles today. Visitors enjoy a provocative blend of art and science in 12,000 square feet of gallery space.

Featured automobiles include Tracta, Citroen, Panhard and Voisin (France); Tatra and Aero (Czechoslovakia); DKW, Auto Union and Mercedes (Germany); Alvis, Allard and BSA (England): DeLorean (Ireland), and Willys Knight and Ruxton (USA). A special feature at the Museum is the world’s only replica of the French 1770 Fardier de Cugnot, the world’s first self-propelled vehicle. This vehicle is on loan from the Deutsche Bahn Museum in Nuremberg, Germany.

















3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
727.579.8226 | info@tbauto.org