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The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is centrally located between Tampa, Clearwater and Downtown St Pete in West Central Florida. This hidden gem features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. The museum features the pioneering front wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s that played an important part in the evolution of the automobile. Visitors experience an engaging blend of art and science in 19,000 square feet of gallery space.

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd

Pinellas Park, FL 33782

727-579-8226

 

Museum Hours:

MON:  10am – 4:30 pm

TUE:  CLOSED

WED:  10am – 4:30 pm

THU:  10am – 4:30 pm

FRI:  10am – 4:30 pm

SAT:  10am – 4:30 pm

SUN:  10am – 4:30 pm

Admission:

$16 General Admission
$14 Seniors (65+)
$10 Active Military

$10 Youth (9-17 y.o.) 
Children under 8 free with paid adult
Groups of 12 or More $10 per person

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MUSEUM GALLERY

A FEW WORDS FROM THE FOUNDER

Polypack, Inc. designs and manufactures automatic packaging machinery. This is a technical activity based upon research and innovation. Behind any machine, robot, computer or automobile stands a human being. His or her ability to create and give life – albeit a very limited artificial life – to useful equipment will lead to the development of material progress.

I was born in France and bought my first vintage car out of necessity in the 1950’s when a car such as a Talbot, Delahaye or Darl’ Mat was less expensive than a modern people’s car. I loved those classics and one after another, after good service, they were garaged, waiting for better years. Tatra cars from Czechoslovakia became another interest. I was intrigued by technology and styling that could almost have come from outer space. The idea of a collection based upon avant-garde automobile technology grew stronger every day.

Tatra and its engineer, Hans Ledwinka, symbolize the rear – engine technology; front wheel drive engineering was the obvious counterpoint with its great apostle Jean Albert Gregoire. They are the Yin and Yang of automobile technology. In the course of our research, we discovered more creative engineers, some of whom are unknown to the public at large. The names include Jaray, Muller, Porsche, Rasmussen and Rohr.

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We hope you will enjoy our collection at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum while discovering the great engineers who designed and built these innovative cars. Welcome to Polypack’s tribute to creativity and imagination.

Alain A. Cerf

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3301 Gateway Centre Blvd Pinellas Park, FL 33782

 

The fastest way to get in touch with us is by telephone at:

727-579-8226


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