America’s Car Museum Tribute Exhibit to Steve Saleen will Showcase 35 Years of Saleen Automotive
17 hand-selected performance vehicles from Saleen Motorsports will detail the performance brand’s rich automotive history
TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 30, 2019) – “Power in the Hands of a Few” is a fitting slogan when referencing one of the country’s leading bespoke auto manufacturers, Saleen Automotive, which will be featuring 17 of its iconic sports cars at America’s Car Museum (ACM) within a unique display that details the brand’s rich 35-year history, starting November 16.
Steve Saleen, a race car driver turned specialized vehicle manufacturer, started modifying Ford Mustangs in 1984 for higher performance. The brand went on several decades later to produce America’s first supercar – the Saleen S7 – which proved itself as a world-class performance car, setting records on legendary tracks such as Nürburgring, Daytona, Silverstone and more.
“Having Steve’s collection showcase at the museum is a really amazing opportunity for us,” stated ACM Curator of Exhibits Scot Keller. “Saleen is one of the most exciting figures in the industry, and we’re delighted that ACM gets the exclusive opportunity to share his story.”
Activities at ACM will include an opportunity to meet Steve Saleen over coffee provided by ANTHEM coffee and donuts by Original House of Donuts (Caffeine and Gasoline). Attendees of the meet-and-greet will also be invited to walk the latest exhibit of legacy racing and road vehicles from the Saleen collection.
“This is more than a chance for the community to get up close to some of the most extraordinary cars in the world,” said ACM CEO Jennifer Maher. “This is also an opportunity for young people to see that there’s a clear career path in automotive technology and people like Steve Saleen are the role models.”
In addition to multiple generations of Mustangs, Saleen’s famous S7 and the mid-engine Saleen 1 will be on display in the exhibit. Visitors of the exhibit can witness up-close the notorious manufacturing and engineering behind these supercars.
For more information and to purchase tickets for Saleen and Caffeine: Coffee and Donuts with Steve Saleen, visit https://www.americascarmuseum.org/event/saleen-caffeine-coffee-donuts-with-steve-saleen/.
About LeMay – America’s Car Museum (americascarmuseum.org)
America’s Car Museum (ACM), a member of America's Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Wash., the stunning 165,000-sq.-ft. facility has been recognized as one of MSN’s 10 Best Automotive Museums worldwide, USA Today’s 10 Best Museums in Seattle and KING5’s Best Museum in Western Washington. ACM serves as an educational center for students of all ages, features 12 rotating exhibits and hosts AAT’s annual Signature Events.