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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum A unique collection of cars from around the world that greatly influenced the modern vehicle of today. Not your typical "Classic Car Museum" - we are so much more.

Many one of a kind vehicles and limited production cars that are not found anywhere else. The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, located in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg area of west central Florida, features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. They include pioneering front wheel drive and rear eng

Many one of a kind vehicles and limited production cars that are not found anywhere else. The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, located in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg area of west central Florida, features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. They include pioneering front wheel drive and rear eng

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What better way to walk off the Thanksgiving leftovers than to walk around the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum? We're open t...
11/25/2022

What better way to walk off the Thanksgiving leftovers than to walk around the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum? We're open today!

Please note: The museum will be closed on Thursday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal o...
11/21/2022

Please note: The museum will be closed on Thursday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal operations on Friday, November 25th. Happy Thanksgiving!

11/16/2022

For those that could not attend today, here is a video of the Cugnot in action!

Thank you to everyone that came out and saw the Cugnot today. Everyone had a great time seeing this historical replica i...
11/16/2022

Thank you to everyone that came out and saw the Cugnot today. Everyone had a great time seeing this historical replica in action!

11/16/2022

10:30 AM start time for the Cugnot! Come by and check out this historical replica in action!

Did some test runs on the Cugnot this morning to get it ready for Wednesday! If you're interested in seeing the Cugnot r...
11/14/2022

Did some test runs on the Cugnot this morning to get it ready for Wednesday! If you're interested in seeing the Cugnot run this Wednesday, please plan to arrive at the museum around 10:30 AM EST. We'll see you then!

We plan on taking the steam-powered Cugnot out next Wednesday, 11/16! These plans are dependent on weather, availability...
11/11/2022

We plan on taking the steam-powered Cugnot out next Wednesday, 11/16! These plans are dependent on weather, availability, etc. so please check back here or our website before coming in to see it!

Did you know that we recently started a Twitter? You can find us by using !
11/09/2022

Did you know that we recently started a Twitter? You can find us by using !

We had our 1964 Studebaker Avanti out the other day for a fresh photoshoot! She sure looks great out in the sun!
11/04/2022

We had our 1964 Studebaker Avanti out the other day for a fresh photoshoot! She sure looks great out in the sun!

Did you know Mercedes made a 'people's car'? Come by the museum and check it out this week!
11/02/2022

Did you know Mercedes made a 'people's car'? Come by the museum and check it out this week!

This Saturday, 10/29, our Mustang will be at the Mustang Madness Show at Parks Ford in Wesley Chapel! Make sure to stop ...
10/28/2022

This Saturday, 10/29, our Mustang will be at the Mustang Madness Show at Parks Ford in Wesley Chapel! Make sure to stop by and check it out!

10/24/2022

We had our 1950 Salmson S4E out the other day! Maybe a Museum Peeks on it soon? 👀

Happy Friday! What's some of your favorite cars in the collection? Leve them down in the comments below!
10/21/2022

Happy Friday! What's some of your favorite cars in the collection? Leve them down in the comments below!

Our Ford Model A has a secret, can anyone guess what it is?
10/19/2022

Our Ford Model A has a secret, can anyone guess what it is?

Our 1935 Audi 225 Cabriolet has made it back from the Lake Mirror Classic this past weekend, with a few more trophies to...
10/17/2022

Our 1935 Audi 225 Cabriolet has made it back from the Lake Mirror Classic this past weekend, with a few more trophies to come along with it! Come check out the Audi and its new awards this week at the museum!

Our 1935 Audi 225 Cabriolet is on its way to the Concours d’Elegance in Lakeland, the Lake Mirror Classic! Check it out ...
10/14/2022

Our 1935 Audi 225 Cabriolet is on its way to the Concours d’Elegance in Lakeland, the Lake Mirror Classic! Check it out at the show this Saturday, October 15th! The Lake Mirror Classic is from October 14-16th, so make sure to stop by and see all the magnificent cars at the show!

10/13/2022

Birds of a feather flock together! Our Delorean diecast has the perfect spot on top of our Delorean!

Our Ford Model A is not just any Ford Model A. Swing by the museum to learn all about this car's secret, and then check ...
10/10/2022

Our Ford Model A is not just any Ford Model A. Swing by the museum to learn all about this car's secret, and then check out the other cars in our collection!

There is so much to learn here at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, including the fascinating sleeve-valve engines! Stop ...
10/07/2022

There is so much to learn here at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, including the fascinating sleeve-valve engines! Stop by to learn more!

10/06/2022

It's not hard to become entranced with the museum! Come by today!

The Rivian may have left, but we hope it comes back soon!
10/03/2022

The Rivian may have left, but we hope it comes back soon!

09/27/2022

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum will be open for our normal hours starting Friday September 30. Our thoughts are with those adversely affected by Hurricane Ian.

09/23/2022

The gang sticks together!

09/21/2022
2022 Rivian R1T

See it for yourself today at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum!

09/19/2022

Check out our Cord today!

09/16/2022

Ready for launch! Our 100 Years of Progress video featuring the 1922 Milburn Electric and 2022 Rivian R1T is live now! Check the link in our bio to watch it on YouTube, then visit us this weekend at the museum to see these two cars in person!

https://youtu.be/WUKHlioDnkM

09/12/2022

Relax and enjoy the museum today!

Our “100 Years of Electric Vehicles” exhibit featuring the 2022 Rivian R1T debuts this month! Come check it out from Sep...
09/09/2022

Our “100 Years of Electric Vehicles” exhibit featuring the 2022 Rivian R1T debuts this month! Come check it out from September 10-28!

Owen Chassis Update: The wheels have been painted and a seat has been inserted into the car! Come check it out and learn...
09/07/2022

Owen Chassis Update: The wheels have been painted and a seat has been inserted into the car! Come check it out and learn some more about these fascinating vehicles!

Guess what? Our 2022 Rivian R1T will be on display for a limited time starting Saturday, September 10th here at the Tamp...
09/02/2022

Guess what? Our 2022 Rivian R1T will be on display for a limited time starting Saturday, September 10th here at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum! Make sure to come check it out!

While not too common now, hydrogen is another alternative fuel that may soon be more prevalent in vehicles in the coming...
08/31/2022

While not too common now, hydrogen is another alternative fuel that may soon be more prevalent in vehicles in the coming years. Check out our hydrogen cars on display here in the museum!

Electric then, electric now. 100 years of progress since the 1922 Milburn Electric and the 2022 Rivian R1T.
08/29/2022

Electric then, electric now. 100 years of progress since the 1922 Milburn Electric and the 2022 Rivian R1T.

08/26/2022

Check out our latest Museum Peeks episode on our Tracta E on YouTube (https://youtu.be/ET4R9GRtRL0), then check out the Tracta E in person this weekend!

08/22/2022

Our 1930 Tracta E is one of the last known examples in the world!

08/19/2022

https://youtu.be/8lbQcCRF7uQThe 1917 Franklin 9A was one of many cars produced during the 'Brass Era' of automobiles. Th...
08/18/2022
1917 Franklin 9A - Museum Peeks Episode 5

https://youtu.be/8lbQcCRF7uQ
The 1917 Franklin 9A was one of many cars produced during the 'Brass Era' of automobiles. The Franklin Automobile Company produced over 150,000 vehicles during its lifetime from 1902-1934 and eventually fell into ruin during the Great Depression. While pricier than other cars on the market at the time, Franklins were known for their luxury and comfort while offering many unique innovations that we still see in modern cars today. Learn more about the Franklin Automobile Company and our 1917 Franklin 9A today on Episode 5 of Museum Peeks with Connor! Then, check out our other vehicles showcased on our channel and on our website at tbauto.org.

The 1917 Franklin 9A was one of many cars produced during the 'Brass Era' of automobiles. The Franklin Automobile Company produced over 150,000 vehicles duri...

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3301 Gateway Centre Boulevard
Pinellas Park, FL
33782

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 4:30am

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(727) 579-8226

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The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, located in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg area of west central Florida, features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. They include pioneering front wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s, and each vehicle was chosen based on the engineering achievements that made it an important part of the evolution of the automobile. These are the cars that set the standards for the engineering of automobiles today. Visitors enjoy a provocative blend of art and science in 18,000 square feet of gallery space. The museum just celebrated its 15th Anniversary being open to the public. When we originally opened our doors on March 18, 2005 we presented 33 beautiful vehicles. Over the years we have been busy searching for just the right additions to add to the collection. The museum now features over 70 unique vehicles. Each vehicle has been chosen for its early contribution to automotive engineering. The beauty of this collection is that each of the cars is in running condition and are driven often. Featured automobiles include Tracta, Citroën, Panhard, Gregoire and Voisin (France); Tatra and Aero (Czechoslovakia); Auto Union, Audi, DKW, Stoewer and Mercedes (Germany); Alvis, Allard, BSA and Jaguar (England): DeLorean (Northern Ireland), and Willys Knight, Cord, Ford and Ruxton (USA). A special feature at the Museum is an exact scale working replica of the French 1770 Fardier de Cugnot, the world’s first self-propelled vehicle.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site and look forward to welcoming you in person to our beautiful facility. However, please be advised that:

For the immediate future, masks will be required of everyone inside the Museum - STAFF AND VISITORS. We are sorry for any inconvenience, however this is for everyone’s safety.

*** Not recommended for toddlers or very young children***

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I wanted to post some pictures I took of the replica 1770 Cugnot Fardier I had the privilege of riding on! Tampa Bay Automobile Museum Conservatoire national des arts et métiers Steam Car Network French Revolution Enthusiasts
Yesterday I had the privilege of riding a replica 1770 Cugnot Fardier at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum along with their head mechanic Andy. I want to extend a great big thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Cerf for this once in a lifetime opportunity! Steam Car Network French Revolution Enthusiasts
How cool is this?! I still have my Tampa Bay Automobile Museum 1929 Tracta A coffee mug from my visit in 2016!
You must visit Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
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Calling all car lovers! An impressive collection is waiting to be appreciated just nine minutes from home at Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. 🚗
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Some of my favorite pictures from today! Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum will be closed Thursday 11/26/2020. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
"People can come in and relax, we only allow 25 people in the museum. They do have to wear a mask, no one will be allowed in if they don’t have a mask, so we’re trying to keep everybody safe." — Olivier Cerf, Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
We had a wonderful tour of the collection with Gary today! Please pass along this link to him; we'd described the (now closed) Weiner Microcar museum to him but didn't have the link to hand.
Amazing collection!
Sprzedam DKW 1939 AUTO UNION - " Meisterclasse"- Cabrio. Cena -14.000 $. Samochód jest na chodzie,wszystkie części są oryginalne,ale od 1939 r. nikt nic nie robił....toteż wymaga wymiany tapicerki,pomalowania.itp,itd...Dodam tylko,że ów samochód znalazł się w rękach mojej rodziny wówczas,kiedy to Hi**er przyjechał do Kielc , był samochodem oficera konwoju. Nie posiadam tylko aktualnej baterii 6 V taka jak do starego traktora. Proszę dzwonić tel +48 694787828 - po godz.16.00-przed godz.16.00 prawdopodobnie nie odbiorę telefonu.
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum you're on the map of automotive museums to visit in the US!
FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL - Sunday June 17th - 11am to 4pm. Dads get in free with a paying guest. Come out and enjoy our unique collection of vehicles! This offer only valid on Father's Day. Regular admission: $8; Seniors(55+) $6; Youth(13-18) $5; 12 and under Free.
Beatifull place!!! I was there some day ago, fantastic cars.
Congratulation from a Uruguay !!!
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