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.
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.”
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.