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Automobiles from the "City of Firsts"

The pride and joy of the Kokomo Automotive Museum is our collection of Haynes-Apperson, Haynes and Apperson cars. The Museum currently owns three of these rare cars.  The 1902 Haynes-Apperson runabout was restored from the ground-up in the 1970s.  It was a prize-winner at the Antique Automobile Club of America's national meet in Hershey, PA in the 1970s and 1980s.  The 1923 Haynes Model 55 sport sedan is the only one of its kind in existence. Its history can be traced back to 1926, when purchased by its second owner. "Special Interest Autos" ran two articles on it in the 1990s and early 2000s. The third local car owned by the museum is a 1923 Haynes Model 75 touring car.  With the help of the Community Foundation of Howard County, this stunning maroon and black gem was purchased from the estate of Dave Griffey, one of the Museum's founders. Besides these rare cars, the museum also displays a replica of the 1894 Haynes Pioneer as it apppeared c.1896, a 1900 Haynes-Apperson runabout, a 1915 Apperson Jackrabbit roadster, a 1917 Haynes truck, a 1918 Haynes Cloverleaf roadster, a 1919 Haynes chassis, a pair of 1921 Haynes touring cars, a 1923 Apperson touring car, and a very rare 1924 Haynes Model 60 touring car. These cars are displayed at the front of the building as part of the Kokomo/Howard County Gallery of Automotive Innovations.

 

 

1916 Haynes Model 34 center door sedan

The Kokomo Automotive Museum is proud to welcome another "one-of-a-kind" car to the collection.  A 1916 Haynes center door sedan has been put on loan by Bob Gollner of Kokomo, Indiana.  The restoration of this unusual car  was completed in mid-2016. It was showcased July 4th weekend at the 2016 Haynes-Apperson Festival by the Howard County Automotive Heritage Hall of Fame and also appeared at the "Grand Indiana Bicetennial Motor Muster"  at Jackson-Morrow Park in Kokomo on September 11, 2016.  

This 1916 Haynes is unsual in that one enters and exits the car via a single door on either side located between the front and rear seats, hence the name "center-door." Unlike many cars built in 1916, Mr. Gollner's car features a enclosed body. The windows are wooden framed and are removed instead being rolled down for outside ventilation. Come see this exceptional car in the Kokomo/Howard County Gallery of Automotive Innovations at the Kokomo Automotive Museum.

    


Vintage Car Museum, Haynes Automobiles

A  Journey Through Time

Walk through the nation's automotive history as horseless carriages give way to the Ford Model T and the glorious Full Classics of the '30s. Continue through the futuristic streamliners of the '40s, the finned chrome-laden chariots of the fabulous  '50s, and the roar of '60s muscle cars. We have more than 100 antique cars from throughout history. These incredible vehicles are true works of art with great historical significance. People of all ages will enjoy our collection of fine classic cars, so bring your family, friends, or students for an unforgettable visit.

A Drive Down Memory Lane

Take a drive down memory lane as our exhibits and displays reignite your most cherished memories. Swng into the local filling station for a tankful of Ethyl or cruise on over to the Pioneer Diner for a Coke and a cheeseburger with your best girl.  Stop by Roy West's popcorn wagon, a Kokomo icon for 30 years, for a bag full of buttery joy.

Memorabilia

Our collection doesn't end with the cars themselves. We have a variety of vintage advertising, clothing, and signage relating to the automobiles on display.