Dick's Classic Garage

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Dick's Classic Garage
Dick's Classic Garage is located in Texas
Dick's Classic Garage
Location within Texas
Established1980
LocationSan Marcos, Texas
Coordinates29°51′53.12″N 97°57′55.38″W / 29.8647556°N 97.9653833°W / 29.8647556; -97.9653833Coordinates: 29°51′53.12″N 97°57′55.38″W / 29.8647556°N 97.9653833°W / 29.8647556; -97.9653833
TypeAutomobile museum
Collection sizeAmerican cars, automobilia
Websitewww.dicksclassicgarage.com

Dick's Classic Garage is an automobile museum in San Marcos, Texas. It was founded in 2009 by Dick Burdick, a Texas businessman and car collector, who also operated the now defunct Central Texas Museum of Automotive History in Rosanky, Texas.[1]It was inaugurated in 2009.[2]


The museum showcases American vehicles and memorabilia from the 1930s though the 1950s and displays a 1948 Tucker Sedan (chassis number 1050; this is the lowest mileage Tucker with 0.4 miles on the odometer). The museum also includes a restoration area.[3][4]

Central Texas Museum of Automotive History[edit]

Central Texas Museum of Automotive History
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1922 Nash roadster Model 42
Dick's Classic Garage is located in Texas
Dick's Classic Garage
Location within Texas
Established1980
Dissolved2012
LocationRozanky, Texas
Coordinates29°57′44.25″N 97°18′3.49″W / 29.9622917°N 97.3009694°W / 29.9622917; -97.3009694
TypeAutomobile museum
Collection size250 cars, automobilia
Websitewww.ctmah.org
www.dicksclassicgarage.com

The Central Texas Museum of Automotive History was an automobile museum located in Rosanky, Texas and was also founded by Dick Burdick. This museum operated from 1980 until 2012.[1]

Collection[edit]

The museum had a collection of American and European cars from the 20th century, focussing on European and American cars before 1929. Included in its 125 fully restored cars were: Stanley Steamers, Duesenbergs and Jaguars. The facility also included an extensive automobile library.[5]

A 1950 Crosley station wagon
1916 Haynes

Closure[edit]

In 2012 the museum announced that it would close it doors. The reason given for its closing was to help provide funding for the newly established division Dick's Classic Garage. Ninety of the cars were taken to auction. The remainder of the cars in the collection were moved to Dick's Classic Garage.[1] The plan was to be able to provide funding for the new museum much longer than income from admissions taken would sustain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/90-classic-cars-up-for-grabs-as-rosanky-museum-clo/nRkSm/
  2. ^ Kimball, Allan C. "Dick's Classic Garage". Texas Hill Country Magazine (Winter 2011).
  3. ^ "Dick Burdick's classic cars". Motorway America. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Dick's Classic Garage–San Marcos, TX". Jim's Garage. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  5. ^ Central Texas Museum of Automotive History

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