According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Harold Lemay, the founder of a waste management business in Washington State has amassed a collection of more than 3,000 cars, the largest of its kind in the world. In 1998, LeMay formed a non-profit/museum to display the cars to the world. Subsequent to his death in 2000, his wife Nancy continued to serve as director.
Finally, ten years after LeMay”s death, the last portion of the museum, a glass arched roof structure to hold 300 cars, is being constructed after long negotiation with the Tacoma, Wash., City Council. Designed in 2003, and originally scheduled for completion in 2007, the building has undergone several design changes, but still stays true to the original concept.
Until the permanent structure is complete, the collection will be housed on the grounds of a former private school – Marymount Military Academy, just outside Tacoma Washington. Checkout lemaymuseum.org for more info.
– By: Stephen Calogera
Source: New York Times