Guest Curator: Roger White, Smithsonian, National Museum of American History
Vehicles are a part of the fabric of our lives. Some of us use them as a means to get back and forth to work or the grocery store. Others collect and maintain them as works of art. Over the decades, the styling of vehicles has changed considerably, and technology has evolved to allow for the creation of even safer vehicles. This exhibit will explore the evolution of safer vehicles over time.
The Road to Safer Cars exhibition, specially curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for the AACA Museum, will confront and intrigue visitors with a fundamental truth that they already know – cars are convenient but sometimes dangerous – and expand their knowledge by placing today’s widely accepted auto safety designs in historical context. The exhibit will show how experimental and mainstream modifications developed over different decades to eliminate hazardous designs and improve driver control and communication.
Our AACA Museum collection contains 3 Tucker Automobiles – did you know that Preston Tucker was very focused on safety when creating these innovative vehicles?
The center cyclops headlight, the interior “crash pod” along with the engine placed in the rear of the vehicle rather than the front . . . these are just a few of the features in these automobiles.
The Road to Safer Cars exhibit is being created for AACA Museum for summer of 2019. Guest Curator: Roger White, Smithsonian, National Museum of American History.
There are a few things that we’re in search of to be loaned to the AACA Museum Inc for this exhibit. Exhibit List »