CCCA Comes to Muscle Car City
John Gunnell - April 09, 2014 08:17 AM
Corvettes represent a part of Muscle Car City that includes perhaps the largest GM muscle car collection anywhere.Courtesy of John Gunnell
Members of the Classic Car Club of America (www.classiccarclub.org) paid a visit to the Muscle Car City Museum (www.musclecarcity.net) in Punta Gorda, Florida. The tour of the 99,000 sq. ft. collection occured as part of the CCCA’s annual meeting, held in Naples, Florida.
According to CCCA president David Johnson, a bus took club members to what Johnson called “The largest collection of GM muscle cars in the nation.”
Muscle Car City includes well over 200 cars of 1950s to early 1970s vintage. Most, but not all, are muscle cars. There is also a sprinkling of antique automobiles and hot rods of different makes and models. The collection boasts GM Performance Cars from ’67–’70 including Camaros, Chevelles, El Caminos, big-block Impalas, Pontiac GTOs and Oldsmobile 4-4-2s.
Rick Treworgy owns the museum and has managed to maintain and collect one or more Corvette of each year from 1954–1975. He also has several Corvettes from each series offered between 1975 and 2006. The museum hosts car shows and cruises, sells parts and automobilia and even has a 1950s diner where visitors can get old-fashioned treats and homemade ice cream.
CCCA members John and Diane Kernan and Dan and Debbie Hanlon coordinated the annual meeting with other volunteers from the club’s Florida chapter, which is marking its 50th anniversary in 2014. Although the club focuses on specific prewar and early post-war automobiles, many CCCA members are Corvette owners, too.