Dick's Classic Car Museum (2009-2018)
Established by classic car collector Dick Burdick in 2009, this automotive history museum featured nearly a hundred classic European and American cars that were made between the early 1900s and the 1950s. Burdick passed away in February 2018, and the museum closed at the end of 2018. The collection and other museum assets included early vehicles such as a 1921 Stanley Steamer and a 1924 Bentley, cars from former American manufacturing giants such as Packard, and classic cars from the 1950s such as an Edsel Corsair Convertible. In addition to its collection of automobiles, the museum included exhibits of memorabilia and a library of books and other materials related to automotive history. The sale of the museum inventory will fund the Richard L. Burdick Foundation, an organization that supports educational initiatives and scholarships.
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