Auto enthusiasts, start your engines! Planet Lincoln Dallas Love Field, in partnership with Texas Collector Car Storage and Club and Mecum Auto Auctions, is hosting a preview of “Miles of Motors,” a one-of-a-kind classic car collection featuring more than 200 vintage vehicles.
Guests will travel back in time to the 1920s and on through the decades, experiencing everything from Lincoln Zephyrs to Ford Roadsters.
A limited number of 30-minute guided tours will be offered from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
The collection includes rare automobiles, custom hot rods by master builder Jerry Kugel, vintage Woodys, legendary cars made by Graham-Paige and Marmon, plus Mustangs, Thunderbirds, and early models from Chrysler, Buick, and Cadillac. The cars will be auctioned in September at the Kay Baily Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas by Mecum Auto Auctions.
Admission for the public guided tours is $5 per person (children under 2 are free). Sign up HERE (or at https://bit.ly/3wsFNJ9). All proceeds from the tours benefit the Mark Cuban Suit Up Experience, a program operated by the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center where high school and college-age men are dressed from head to toe with new or gently used suits, shoes, socks, and ties. They also receive free haircuts and are equipped with soft skills – from tie tutorials and financial literacy to social and communication skills for the workplace.
The Texan behind the collection
The vintage vehicles were collected by the late Rhett Butler, a Texan who found success ranching in Paraguay. Butler eventually amassed a collection of nearly 230 cars, largely old Fords – and his favorite among them were the 1933 and 1934 three-window coupes. In particular, he loved the “Bonnie and Clyde” cars.
Planet Lincoln Dallas Love Field, the world’s largest Lincoln facility, will also present a “Classic Car Soiree” from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
During the VIP event, guests are invited to bring a new or gently used suit, tie, or pair of shoes that will be donated to support the Mark Cuban Suit Up Experience. To learn about invitation availability, email [email protected]