Production Years: 1927-1931
Country: United States
Number Produced: 4,849,340

In the late 1930s and into the 40s, gazogène technology offered an alternative to traditional gas and diesel engines. In this system, charcoal or wood is burned, the particles filtered out, and the hydrocarbon gas used for combustion inside the engine.

Our car, a 1929 Ford Model A, received a gazogène system from Spain in 1939. This Ford was running in the island of Palma de Mallorca, in close proximity to Barcelona. It is one of very few survivors, and it still runs great with the charcoal purchased from the local hardware store.

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We apologize for any inconvenience during this challenging time but it is for the health and safety of our staff and guests. Limited entry is mandated by Pinellas County and the State of Florida. We do require that all guests, as well as Museum staff wear face masks and maintain proper social distancing. The Museum is adhering to the CDC Guidelines for keeping the public areas clean. Thank you for understanding and should you have any further questions or concerns, please call 727-579-8226

Please note that the vehicles shown online are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit. Our team is always in some stage of repair or restoration on a number of vehicles.


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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA

Museum Hours:

Monday - 10am - 4:30 pm
Wed- Sat: 10am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4:30 pm


$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors (62+)
$8 Youth and Active Military
12 and under Free
Groups of 12 or More $8 pp