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America’s Automotive Trust Names Renowned Glass Sculptor Dale Chihuly As A Master Collector

Chihuly recently donated three vehicles to the ACM collection, including a 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, a 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Door Camper and a 1972 Citroen DS 21 Super 5 Paillais. The vehicles will be featured in the America’s Car Museum Master Collector display outside the Weyerhaeuser Concours Club.

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America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) recently conferred the title of Master Collector to Dale Chihuly, an avid car enthusiast and world-renowned blown glass artist, during the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala at America’s Car Museum (ACM) held on Sept. 8.

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AAT’s Master Collectors are auto enthusiasts whose passion for cars led them to preserve and protect automotive heritage through the restoration and maintenance of historic automobiles. Chihuly is a native of Tacoma, Washington, where the AAT is based. He is being recognized for his a commitment to automotive heritage and collection of many iconic vehicles.

“People visit America’s Car Museum from all over the world to get a glimpse at history through the lens of the automobile,” said AAT Vice Chairman David Madeira. “We’re thrilled to recognize Dale for his many passions, including vintage car collecting and [to] display some of his vehicles at the Museum.”

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Chihuly recently donated three vehicles to the ACM collection, including a 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, a 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Door Camper and a 1972 Citroen DS 21 Super 5 Paillais. The vehicles will be featured in ACM’s Master Collector display outside the Weyerhaeuser Concours Club.

To date, AAT has awarded the Master Collector designation to eight people: Nicola Bulgari, Ken and Patty McBride, Peter Hageman, Al McEwan, Glenn Mounger, Steven R. Plaster and Peter Gleeson.

For more information on America’s Automotive Trust, visit americasautomotivetrust.org.

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