Canadian Automotive Museum facts for kids
Entrance on Simcoe Street
|Location||99 Simcoe Street South
|Collection size||65+ cars|
The Canadian Automotive Museum is an automobile museum located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The museum features many Canadian-made cars as the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of the General Motors, known as General Motors Canada, which has always been at the forefront of Oshawa's economy.
The museum was founded in 1962 by a group of Oshawa businessmen through the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. The venture was initiated mainly to preserve the automotive history of Canada and to present this history in an educational and entertaining manner. Canadian Automotive Museum Inc is a charitable corporation and has been in operation since 1963.
The museum is housed in a 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2) building in downtown Oshawa that was originally the location of Ontario Motor Sales, a local car dealership, in the 1920s. The building maintains its original period architecture right down to the original elevator used to move cars to the second floor.
Vehicles on display
The museum has two floors: the ground floors features foreign cars, while the upstairs features a "Made in Canada" exhibit.
|Cars On Display|
1910 McKay Roadster
1921 Kissel Gold Bug 6-45 Speedster
1930 Marquette Sedan
1949 Allard Roadster
1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic
1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
1971 Manic GT
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