Air Cooled Engines

America On Wheels Museum is pleased to announce its next exhibit:
What’s Cooler Than Cool? Air-Cooled Engines – No radiator, no water, no kidding! Air cooled engines were introduced early in the twentieth century and lasted in automobiles until the 1980’s, when they started to fade out. Today, motorcycles and some foreign vehicles still use air-cooled technology.

In this exhibit, which opens October 27 and runs through April 14th, 2024. There will be seventeen vehicles from a 1920s style Pembleton Brooklands Race Car and a 1934 Franklin Airman Club Sedan to a 1989 Trabant on display.

New for this display will be special isles that will allow visitors to view the whole vehicle: front, back, and side, for educational purposes concerning the engines and the air-cooled systems states Executive Director, Linda Merkel.

Another exciting announcement is The Pfrommer Offy, a History of an Iconic Sprint Car. Author, Alan Gross, will be on site at the museum on November 5th, 2023, from 11am to 2pm for book signing. See the unveiling of the restored Pfrommer Offy Sprint Car that Tommy Hinnershitz drove to the 1959 USAC Eastern Sprint Car Championship. SAVE THE DATE.

America On Wheels is a unique family destination, with hands-on and educational exhibits for children, trips through Memory Lane for adults, and a close-up introduction to vehicles of all kinds for everyone. People who love autos in general will love the displays, and there is, of course, an excellent gift shop to satisfy every kind of visitor.

Please note: America On Wheels Museum will be closed from January until March 6, 2024, to complete some maintenance projects and fuel up for an exciting return of monthly special events and field trips.