Recently, we have started a new YouTube series on the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum YouTube channel. Called Museum Peeks, this series aims to give an overview of every car in our collection. This includes history behind the car and a test drive. One of Museum Peeks objectives is to showcase the creativity and ingenuity behind each vehicle to our viewers.
Our first video in the series features the 1932 Citroën Half-Track in all of its glory. It gave a look into the great deal of history behind this vehicle and showed us footage of the half-track in action. The second, featuring our 1965 AWD Mustang, presents a fresh test drive for the car and an extensive photoshoot.
While Museum Peeks does not give an extensive backstory behind each car (that can be learned within the museum)., we hope by producing this series we are able to introduce viewers to each car and invite them to ask questions and learn more. Overall, Museum Peeks has a lofty goal of featuring every car within the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum’s collection. By providing this series to the public, we strive to educate current and future guests of the museum and car enthusiasts around the world. You can check out our YouTube page and watch our videos at Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. Additionally, we post on Facebook and Instagram every time we upload new content to the channel. We embed each video on its corresponding car page here on the museum website as well.
Father’s Day was yesterday, and the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum had a lot of visitors for the 2022 holiday. The museum was running a special for families to celebrate the occasion: five dollars for dads. There were many families that came out and visited, making it one very busy weekend for the museum. It was an exciting time for everyone; we loved being able to make new memories for families and give a little insight into our expansive collection of automobiles.
Overall, we had over 300 visitors come and visit us this past weekend. It was an honor being able to host so many families and fathers for their special day and make some lasting memories for them along the way. We hope to have everyone back again soon, thank you for visiting us this 2022 Father’s Day weekend. For more updates on the museum, visit us on Facebook and Instagram.
This past weekend, the University of South Florida’s Bulls Racing hosted their race car unveiling event here at the museum. Bulls Racing is a student organization on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus that is affiliated with the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE. Each year they design, manufacture, and compete with an open-wheel style race car. This is their first car since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic put the teams 2020 season on hold.
The unveiling was a huge success for the team, with many of the team’s sponsors, families, and former alumni attending. Additionally, USF President Rhea Law was also present and gave a speech. During her speech, Law reminisced about watching the team (formerly USF Racing) test their cars in empty parking lots around campus when she was a USF student. Then, the team’s Executive Board and Design Leads gave speeches, handed out awards to deserving members, and unveiled the car. Huge smiles were seen from the crowd as the car was fired up.
After the event, guests were treated to a catered lunch and given the opportunity to walk around the museum. Olivier Cerf of Polypack gave guests a tour of the Polypack facility as well. Polypack and the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum were excited to host the unveiling of the team’s car as main sponsors of the team and wish them luck at their competition in Michigan next month. For more information on Bulls Racing, visit their website at bullsracing.com.