The Savoy Automobile is running the temporary exhibition ‘Fast Brass’ featuring vehicles built during the Brass Era (1890s – 1910s), highlighting large motor vehicles decorated with brass trim and brass headlights.
CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA – Fast Brass is a temporary exhibition featuring vehicles built during the Brass Era (1890s – 1910s), highlighting large motor vehicles decorated with brass trim and brass headlights. During this experimental period in the automotive world, designing the best vehicles was competitive in the marketplace and on the race track. Many cars in the exhibition competed against each other in historic races, including the Vanderbilt Cup and the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race in 1911.
NOW ON DISPLAY
1907 American Underslung On loan from Rob Kauffman/RK Motors, Charlotte, NC
1907 Renault Type AI 35/45 HP Vanderbilt Racer On loan from the Audrain Museum, Newport, RI
1909 ALCO “Black Beast” Racer On loan from Howard & Roz Kroplick, East Hills, NY*
1909 Buick Model 16 Racecar On loan from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Indianapolis, IN
1911 Mercer Raceabout Type 35C On loan from Jack & Drena Miller, Fayetteville, GA*
1912 Packard Model 30 On loan from Tom & Mary Jo Heckman, Newton Square, PA
1913 Ford Model T Speedster On loan from Thomas & Jill Lee, Newton Square, PA
1913 Inter-State Gentlemen’s Roadster On Loan from Corky & Theresa Coker, The Coker Museum, Chattanooga, TN
1913 Marmon Speedster On loan from Bill & Anne Marsh, Stone Mountain, GA
1914 Stutz Bearcat On loan from Corky & Theresa Coker, The Coker Museum, Chattanooga, TN
1915 Stutz “H.C.S.” Speedster On loan from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Indianapolis, IN
* Please note, the 1909 ALCO “Black Beast” Racer and 1911 Mercer Raceabout Type 35C will join the exhibit at a later date.
Savoy Automobile Museum is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is complimentary for members. Non-members are $15 for ages 13 and older, $5 for youth ages 3 – 12, and complimentary admission is provided to children 2 and under and active military with ID. The museum is located at 3 Savoy Lane in Cartersville, GA. For more information, please visit www.savoymuseum.org.
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