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America’s Automotive Trust Announces Affiliation with The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage and brings America On Wheels Museum on as Member Entity


TACOMA, Wash. (January 27, 2021) – America’s Automotive Trust announces major affiliations  that provide it with important East Coast partners. At its recent Executive Committee Meeting, the  Trust approved a major agreement to formally affiliate with The NB Center for American  Automotive Heritage and to bring the America On Wheels Museum into the Trust as one its  members along with LeMay—America’s Car Museum and the RPM Foundation.  

?We are delighted to formally affiliate with The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage to  further our mutual vision to secure America’s automotive heritage’, said David Madeira, Vice  Chairman of America’s Automotive Trust. ?That vision is the life passion of Nicola Bulgari, Vice  Chairman of Italian luxury retailer, Bvlgari. The Center is testament to his efforts to secure that  vision’. Renowned for his collection of American cars, Bulgari has served on the Trust’s Board  since 2003 and creating this partnership between the Trust and The NB Center is a culmination of  considerable planning and discussion. 

?Nicola was delighted when I called him with the news’, said Gary Gartner, Mr. Bulgari’s attorney  and Managing Director of The NB Center, ?this agreement affirms his long-held belief that those  who care about America’s automotive heritage should cooperate rather than compete. It is why he   joined the Trust’s Board years ago, why he created The NB Center, and why he has supported  America On Wheels.’ 

An equally important aspect of the agreement is bringing the America On Wheels Museum into the  Trust as a member entity. America On Wheels broad focus on transportation and its strong regional  presence in the Mid-Atlantic region provide an important addition to the Trust. ?America On  Wheels provides the Trust an important physical presence in the East’, said Madeira, enabling us to  more successfully pursue our mission to promote automotive heritage efforts’. Keith Flickinger,  AOW’s President, noted that membership in the Trust will also strengthen the America On Wheels’ curatorial, marketing and development efforts ?transforming AOW from a regional museum into  part of a national enterprise’.  

The Agreement took effect on January 1, 2021 and leadership and staff of the three institutions has begun implementation discussions. The first meeting of the combined Board of Directors will take  place later in the month.  

America’s Automotive Trust was founded with the goal of securing our automotive heritage for  future generations. We bring together like-minded organizations that honor the past, celebrate the  present, and drive the future of car culture to make a greater impact. Founding member  organizations LeMay – America’s Car Museum, RPM Foundation, Club Auto, and Concours Club  work together to foster a strong community where any enthusiast can thrive – from the classroom,  to careers, to the open road. America’s Automotive Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For  more information, visit  

About The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage 
The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage is dedicated to preserving America’s automotive  heritage through its commitment to craftsmanship, education, and good stewardship. The NB  Center is located on 27 acres in east Allentown, Pennsylvania, on the site of the former Boulevard  Drive-In Theater. The campus houses over 150 vintage American automobiles, restoration shops  with experienced craftsmen training interns and apprentices, a dedicated track for the ready to-be driven collection, and the Historic Vehicle Association’s National Laboratory. The NB Center  collection of automobiles is also shared with enthusiasts at public car shows and events, as well as by  loan to various institutions. 

About America On Wheels 
The America On Wheels Museum inspires and educates multi-generational audiences by exploring  history. Travel is adventure, visit America On Wheels based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The  entertaining and educational venue tells the story of the past, present and future technologies of the  automotive industry and introduces the joys, benefits, and need to preserve our historic and iconic  vehicles to younger generations. America On Wheels Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  For more information, visit