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Ames Automotive Foundation Expands!

In late 2021 plans began to evolve for a 3,000 square foot addition to the Ames Automotive Foundation (AAF) car museum.

The expansion was completed in the Spring of 2023 and houses additional display vehicles such as the first and last Firebirds, a 1953 Pontiac Chieftain, an Indy Pacecar, a 1971 Hemi Cuda, two Cutaways from the 60’s made for General Motors Autoramas, a 427 engine and a rolling chassis. Both operate to show the workings of these components.

The addition includes office space, a lift (elevator) and a handicap-accessible bathroom on the second floor. A highlight of the exhibit is a display honoring founder Steve Ames’ life and a re-creation of the gas station in Casco, Maine, where Steve pumped gas as a young teen, his first car-related job. A beautiful mural on the overhead door shows a young man (Steve) observing the older experienced mechanic (also Steve!) under the hood of a GTO, the car that built Steve’s restoration parts businesses.

We invite you to visit the museum by appointment. Please see how to arrange a date and time on this website.

Enjoy! Best Regards,

Ames Automotive Foundation

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