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A.G. Arao / noyphoto | profile | all galleries >> America On Wheels Museum, Allentown, PA -- July 2009 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

America On Wheels Museum, Allentown, PA -- July 2009

The America On Wheels Museum opened in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in April 2008. I went there for the first time on July 11, 2009, primarily to view some classic automobiles from the Nicola Bulgari Collection; that temporary exhibit is the subject of a separate PBase gallery. The gallery you are viewing now features the other vehicles that I saw during my visit. Many were on loan and may be replaced from time to time. For more information, visit the museum's Web site at http://www.americaonwheels.org .

I shot the photos in this gallery with my handheld Nikon D300 and Nikkor 18-200mm VR zoom. All are straight-from-the-camera images with no post-processing applied, except for the 61st picture, which I darkened a bit. I did resize all of the photos for online viewing.

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>>> CLICK ON A THUMBNAIL PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT, AFTER WHICH YOU CAN MANUALLY GO FORWARD OR BACKWARD TO THE OTHER IMAGES IN THIS GALLERY. THE PICTURES HERE CAN ALSO BE VIEWED AS A SELF-ADVANCING SLIDESHOW, BUT MINUS THE TECHNICAL AND OTHER DETAILS. SEE THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THIS WINDOW. HAPPY VIEWING! <<<
This 1903 Ford Model A Runabout was the first automobile in Allentown, PA. America On Wheels Collection.
This 1903 Ford Model A Runabout was the first automobile in Allentown, PA. America On Wheels Collection.
The 1903 Ford Model A was Ford Motor Co.'s first production car.
The 1903 Ford Model A was Ford Motor Co.'s first production car.
This 1922 Ford Model T, owned by Ronald and Dennis Smith, was one of about 15 million Model T's made between 1908 and 1927.
This 1922 Ford Model T, owned by Ronald and Dennis Smith, was one of about 15 million Model T's made between 1908 and 1927.
Historians say the Model T was the car that put America On Wheels.
Historians say the Model T was the car that put "America On Wheels."
Before automobiles, there were carriages, such as this 1890 Studebaker. America On Wheels (AOW) Collection.
Before automobiles, there were carriages, such as this 1890 Studebaker. America On Wheels (AOW) Collection.
1890 Studebaker Carriage, AOW Collection.
1890 Studebaker Carriage, AOW Collection.
1891 Nadig, made by Henry and Philip Nadig, on loan from David Bausch.
1891 Nadig, made by Henry and Philip Nadig, on loan from David Bausch.
The 1891 Nadig may have been among the first automobiles made in the United States.
The 1891 Nadig may have been among the first automobiles made in the United States.
This 1891 Nadig was originally powered by a one-cylinder engine, then by a two-cylinder motor.
This 1891 Nadig was originally powered by a one-cylinder engine, then by a two-cylinder motor.
The 1891 Nadig was capable of a top speed of 6 to 15 mph. It was displayed in an auto show in 1900, New York City's first.
The 1891 Nadig was capable of a top speed of 6 to 15 mph. It was displayed in an auto show in 1900, New York City's first.
1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash, on loan from Lehigh County Historical Society.
1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash, on loan from Lehigh County Historical Society.
1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash, foreground, and 1903 Ford Model A Runabout.
1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash, foreground, and 1903 Ford Model A Runabout.
1909 Stanley Model K, on loan from Edward P. Gocek.
1909 Stanley Model K, on loan from Edward P. Gocek.
This 1909 Model K, like other Stanleys, has a steam engine.
This 1909 Model K, like other Stanleys, has a steam engine.
Steam-powered 1909 Stanley Model K.
Steam-powered 1909 Stanley Model K.
1909 Stanley Model K.
1909 Stanley Model K.
1909 Stanley Model K.
1909 Stanley Model K.
1910 Brockway Motor Wagon, on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1910 Brockway Motor Wagon, on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1910 Brockway Motor Wagon.
1910 Brockway Motor Wagon.
General Electric Car Charger, c. 1909, on loan from Schenectady Museum. By 1900, 28% of U.S-made cars were battery-powered.
General Electric Car Charger, c. 1909, on loan from Schenectady Museum. By 1900, 28% of U.S-made cars were battery-powered.
1895 Electrobat IV, on loan from Frank McDonnell. Made by Henry G. Morris and Pedro Salom.
1895 Electrobat IV, on loan from Frank McDonnell. Made by Henry G. Morris and Pedro Salom.
1895 Electrobat IV, made by Morris and Salom's Electric Carriage and Wagon Co.
1895 Electrobat IV, made by Morris and Salom's Electric Carriage and Wagon Co.
1922 Detroit Electric, on loan from David Bausch.
1922 Detroit Electric, on loan from David Bausch.
Electric 1976 CitiCar, by Sebring Vanguard, on loan from Leon L. Nonnemaker. About 2,600 units were sold. Range: up to 50 miles.
Electric 1976 CitiCar, by Sebring Vanguard, on loan from Leon L. Nonnemaker. About 2,600 units were sold. Range: up to 50 miles.
1996 General Motors EV1 electric car, on loan from the Henry Ford Museum. 1,000 EV1s were made from 1996 to 1999.
1996 General Motors EV1 electric car, on loan from the Henry Ford Museum. 1,000 EV1s were made from 1996 to 1999.
The 1996 EV1 had a range of 55 to 95 miles. The 1999 model could go 75 to 130 miles.
The 1996 EV1 had a range of 55 to 95 miles. The 1999 model could go 75 to 130 miles.
1999 New Jersey Venturer, hydrogen fuel-cell car based on the Geo Metro, on loan from Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.
1999 New Jersey Venturer, hydrogen fuel-cell car based on the Geo Metro, on loan from Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.
2009 Toyota Prius, 3rd generation gas-electric hybrid, on loan from Central Atlantic Toyota Distribution.
2009 Toyota Prius, 3rd generation gas-electric hybrid, on loan from Central Atlantic Toyota Distribution.
1979 Mack F785T (F Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1979 Mack F785T (F Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
Mack Truck driving simulator.
Mack Truck driving simulator.
1958 Mack B753LS (B70 Series), on loan from Irving Jensen.
1958 Mack B753LS (B70 Series), on loan from Irving Jensen.
1957 Mack B61T (B Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1957 Mack B61T (B Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1927 Mack AC (AC Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1927 Mack AC (AC Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1922 Mack AB (AB Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1922 Mack AB (AB Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1911 Mack Junior (Junior Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1911 Mack Junior (Junior Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1918 Mack Model AC Fire Truck, originally used in Baltimore, on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1918 Mack Model AC Fire Truck, originally used in Baltimore, on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1930s Steel-Craft Pedal Car, on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1930s Steel-Craft Pedal Car, on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1934 Chevrolet Hot Rod Coupe, on loan from Don Bessler.
1934 Chevrolet Hot Rod Coupe, on loan from Don Bessler.
1934 Chevrolet Hot Rod Coupe, on loan from Don Bessler.
1934 Chevrolet Hot Rod Coupe, on loan from Don Bessler.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall in the background, and a 1957 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall in the background, and a 1957 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Model EB, on loan from Edward A. and Sally Brouillet.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Model EB, on loan from Edward A. and Sally Brouillet.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Model EB.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Model EB.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Model EB -- an early SUV.
1935 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall Model EB -- an early SUV.
1957 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon, on loan from Dave Holschwander.
1957 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon, on loan from Dave Holschwander.
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible in repair shop. On loan from Harold Zito.
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible in repair shop. On loan from Harold Zito.
Car repair shop office.
Car repair shop office.
1939 Wendling Midget Racer of Bob and George Wendling.
1939 Wendling Midget Racer of Bob and George Wendling.
1939 Wendling Midget Racer, on loan from Donald J. and Dalton Wendling.
1939 Wendling Midget Racer, on loan from Donald J. and Dalton Wendling.
1967 McLaren M1C Can-Am racer, on loan from Jack Thompson.
1967 McLaren M1C Can-Am racer, on loan from Jack Thompson.
1986 Penske PC-15, once driven by Al Unser. On loan from Penske Racing.
1986 Penske PC-15, once driven by Al Unser. On loan from Penske Racing.
Al Unser qualified this 1986 Penske PC-15  to  6th on the grid of the 1986 Indianapolis 500, with an average speed of 211.5 mph.
Al Unser qualified this 1986 Penske PC-15 to 6th on the grid of the 1986 Indianapolis 500, with an average speed of 211.5 mph.
2005 Dodge Charger NASCAR racer, driven by Ryan Newman in 2005 and 2006. On loan from Penske Racing.
2005 Dodge Charger NASCAR racer, driven by Ryan Newman in 2005 and 2006. On loan from Penske Racing.
1974 Yamaha TA125A racer, on loan from Leon Blackman.
1974 Yamaha TA125A racer, on loan from Leon Blackman.
Suzuki racing motorcycle.
Suzuki racing motorcycle.
Various antique bikes.
Various antique bikes.
Bicycles through the years.
Bicycles through the years.
1984 Chevrolet Corvette ZORA-1, on loan from Francis J. Mariano.
1984 Chevrolet Corvette ZORA-1, on loan from Francis J. Mariano.
1984 Chevrolet Corvette ZORA-1, named after Corvette godfather Zora Arkus-Duntov.
1984 Chevrolet Corvette ZORA-1, named after Corvette "godfather" Zora Arkus-Duntov.
1950 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide, on loan from Rick Noll c/o The Cycle Den.
1950 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide, on loan from Rick Noll c/o The Cycle Den.
1919 Mack AB (AB Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1919 Mack AB (AB Series), on loan from Mack Truck Historical Museum.
1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype, one of two made. (PP)
1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype, one of two made. (PP)
1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype, on loan from the Detroit Historical Museum.
1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype, on loan from the Detroit Historical Museum.
The 1964 production car looked much like this 1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype.
The 1964 production car looked much like this 1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype.
1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype.
1963 Ford Mustang II Prototype.