To preserve the memory of unique, historic truck models, museums are being created all over the world. „Haul of Fame” is another project of this type that is supposed to show the beauty of the history of American heavy transport to visitors.
Museum with an area of almost 10,000 square feet (about 930 square metres) will be built in the centre of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The facility will be available to visitors already in April 2019. As the originators promise, the admission will be free.
In turn, for people who cannot personally go to Chattanooga, an application will be created enabling virtual tours of the museum using phones or tablets.
Thousands of trucks
Among the exhibits of the new museum, there will be historical souvenirs from the beginning of the 20th century, related to the transport industry, including thousands of miniature truck models. Visitors will also be able to use the truck driving simulator.
The creators of the museum hope that it will help preserve the memory of the rich history of the American transport industry.
When I was a young boy with a family in the trucking industry, my father Max, grandfather Clyde and their hundreds of trucking friends would point out trucks on the highway and tell stories about the companies, founders and the history behind them,” told Chuck Fuller, Freightwaves general director in a conversation with cdllife.com the portal involved in the creation of the museum.
These ‘war-stories’ helped to shape my understanding of the trucking industry and laid the foundation for an appreciation of the colorful shaping of our industry. With the Haul of Fame we hope to bring this history to life and preserve it for generations to come,” adds Fuller.
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