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Gateway Auto Museum

During our stay at the Gateway Canyon's Resort, we visited the Gateway Auto Museum on the grounds. All these cars are owned by Disovery Channel founder John Hendricks. The museum features a timeline of American cars, was very well executed and surpassed expectations. There was a lot of design and style put into these old cars!

1914 Ford Model T Runabout - 22 horsepower, 2 speed planetary transmission. 15 million made between 1908 and 1927.

1912 Ford Model T Speedster - apparently enthusiasts modified regular Model T cars to create Speedster versions.

1906 Cadillac Model H Coupe - the first Cadillac model. Note the Kersone lamps for headlights.

1913 Pierce Arrow Model 38C Brougham - featuring 38 horsepower and ultra-luxury. At $5200 it was 6x more expensive than a Model T.

1934 Ford Model 40 Roadster Deluxe - 85 horsepower. Cars came a long way in 20 years! The Model T was discontiuned only 7 years prior.

1929 Cadillac Series 341 Phaeton
1930 Duesenberg Model J - The epitome of classic luxury. At $8,500, it was by far the most expensive car in America at the time when an "average" car was only $500. It could be optioned out with fancy coachwork to upwards of $20,000 - a staggering sum back then.

1932 Auburn 8-100 A Speedster
1936 Cord 810 Phaeton - first ever car with pop-up headlights and front wheel drive. Amazing art deco design. Cars had a lot of style back then.

1937 Hudson Terraplane Convertible Brougham. Very light with 100hp, was considered one of the best power to weight ratio cars of the era.

1936 Auburn Supercharged Cabriolet. With a then whopping 150 hp, this car could top 100mph!

1938 Cadillac V-16 Town Sedan - 7.1 Liter, 16 cylinder, 185 horsepower! Considered one of the smoothest and swiftest cars at the time.

1939 Packard Darrin Super Straight 8 Convertible Victoria - The car driven by classic movie stars like Clark Gable and Erol Flynn.


1947 Chrysler Town and Country Woody Wagon

1950 Packard Super Eight Covertible Coupe

1954 Packard Caribbean Convertible
1957 Desoto Firesweep - 5.3L V8, 260 horsepower

1958 Chevrolet Corvette (C1)

1953 Chevrolet Corvette (C1)

1963 Chevrolet Corvette (C2)
1950s street rod based on 1930's coupe

Row of Ford Tunderbirds

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS - 375 horsepower!
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

1970 Plymouth Barracuda - Hemicudda engine

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback - 428 (7.0L) V8 made 355 horspower and a whopping 420 lb-ft of torque.

1971 Ford Mustang with 428 CobraJet engine

2006 Ford GT - paying homage to the famous LeMans winning GT40. Features a 5.4L V8 making 550 horepower and a 6-speed manual.