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    LeMay Museum . . .

    Took some vay-kay up the Northwest, coupla weeks back. Heard about this place before, so on my way back? . . . thought I'd swing by + check it out

    Not that familiar w/Seattle --- only passed through a time or two in the past . . . but the facility is HUGE, and right across from the Tacoma Dome . . . which makes a great landmark if you're about to get lost in Seattle traffic

    Good-sized parking area, well-attended




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    More LeMay . . .

    Billed as 'America's Car Museum,' the facility houses the 350-car (!) collection of Harold LeMay, who made his fortune in the trash collection business . . .
    http://www.lemayinc.com/

    Oooooh --- the irony

    Nice place, really BIG and v tidy. There are little viewing areas with short video displays going on around the place --- one of them about Mr LeMay. Quite a character . . . and a good guy. Had fun

    Anyway, here's the lobby


    The focus of the collection looks to be on American cars --- note the Franklin (?) . . . but --- there was a display of Alfa-Romeos going on, that I wanted to see. Don't know much about Alfas but always been curious about/interested in them. Missed the placard on this --- sorry . . . but looks like a split-diff on this


    Oh-yeah --- check-out the walls



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    More LeMay . . .

    . . . big display of Saleen cars --- including a 'Saleen 1' . . .

    . . . never heard of it

    More, here . . .
    https://www.saleen.com/vehicles/saleen-1/

    I dunno. Everybody's sports car 's starting to look like a hyper-car, any more --- + some of these seem a just liiiiiiiitle outta touch? . . . as in zero acknowledgement of any environmental concerns . . . eg no mention of MpG or carbon emissions

    Then/again --- maybe I'm just grouchin' 'cause there's no place for a dog

    Anyway --- like the flush door handles . . . but I'm so done with center-outlet exhausts

    Cop car Mustang --- for laughs, I'm sure . . . but talk about every speeder's nightmare? . . .

    . . . and I'm gonna gonna guess/hope the sentiment on the side is light-hearted

    (Gulp!)


    And PS --- check-out those walls (!) . . . is this place awesome or what?




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    More LeMay . . .

    Sign says 8C 2300 --- = '8' = straight-eight, 'C' = compressore = super-charged . . . too bad they didn't display the engine

    Sorry. Could give 2 sh!ts about Ferrari's involvement, here. I say toss me the keys, open the garage, and let's take this little missile out for a trot around the block. I know - I know --- priceless piece o' history, worth zillions, 'Enzo' whatever, blah, blah, blah

    What would it feel like to take this old dragon down any highway --- or city street, country road? . . . tires sliding, engine howling, super-charger (+ me!) screaming. Open cockpit, no muffler or seat belts --- just watch-out for rocks zinging off those front tires . . . THAT would be fun

    Instead? --- seeing this Old Monster sitting here, all calm and stately . . .

    . . . display, huh?



    Feels like a funeral


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    More LeMay . . .

    . . . Alfa Romeo GTAm

    Never even heard of this model before = why I go to car museums

    Autodelta badging --- = semi-factory tuner/builders . . . + looks like a real little bad-ass . . .


    Love the pop-riveted fenders + Campy (?) wheels --- have 13-inchers ever looked sooooo good? . . . + just check out that rubber!


    Again, wish the engine was on display



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    More LeMay . . .

    . . . Alfa Romeo GTA --- 1300, no less

    Another Autodelta-built/prepped car. Alu bodywork

    And does the name 'Carl Block' ring any bells? . . .
    https://www.early911sregistry.org/fo...=1#post1014287





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    More LeMay . . .

    . . . more Alfa Romeo . . .

    . . . this a regular ol' steel 'step-nose' (?) GTV


    I can almost hear the rust a-nibblin'




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    More LeMay . . .

    . . . even more Alfa Romeo

    Seen this kinda car before --- 1900 SS . . . earlier 50s. Like the shape + proportions of the cab --- handsome-enough car, I suppose . . . but looks kinda big for a 4-banger

    Then/again, park this next to a contemporary Shoebox Chevy

    'Superleggera' badge on hood = panels-over-tube-frame construction, so prolly lighter than it looks?



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    More LeMay . . .

    . . . Zagato's take on the 1900SS --- now SSZ

    Guessing this is alu-paneled, but then/again . . . just the presence of their little thunderbolt-thingy on the flanks of a wash machine would make it special

    Me? . . .


    . . . Meh



    It's not that this isn't a pretty car . . . it's just that my perspective of Zagato is colored by this little gem . . .
    https://www.early911sregistry.org/fo...l=1#post476258




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    More LeMay . . .

    . . . another Alfa --- Giulia 'Super' sedan

    Didn't see many of these in my neighborhood, growing up. (Can't recall EVER seeing one 'till a Cars & Coffee, coupla years back) Not exactly a lovely thing to look at, is it?, but --- always read about their performance . . .

    . . . which made me think of this . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kl0UBS4ZaM

    Yeah-yeah --- 'AT ones 's a Lancia (?) . . . but there's something about little weedy sedans that you can drive the snot out of



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