Classic Car Collection Rebrands as 'The American Automobile Experience'

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17 Jun 2024


The American Automobile Experience, formerly known as The Classic Car Collection, is hosting a week-long grand reopening event complete with car shows, celebrity guest appearances and a drive-in movie

Kearney, Neb. — The Classic Car Collection today announced it will operate under a new name, The American Automobile Experience, and host a week of events as part of its grand reopening. Activities include nightly-themed car shows, a drive-in movie and internet automotive personalities on-site as part of the celebration.

In addition to all the fun entertainment throughout the week, The American Automobile Experience will host several internet automotive personalities, including YouTube creator Westen Champlin, on Thursday, June 27. “Farmtruck” and “AZN,” the stars of the Discovery Channel drag racing show “Street Outlaws,” will be present on Saturday night, June 29, to sign autographs and meet fans.

The event schedule includes the following themed car show gatherings:

  • Tuesday, June 25 (5-8 p.m.): Ribbon-cutting event with Governor Jim Pillen and Muscle and Pony Car Night.
  • Wednesday, June 26 (5-8 p.m.): First Responder Night and 50s, 60s and 70s car show.
  • Thursday, June 27 (5-8 p.m.): Street rod, rat rods and trucks show with celebrity guest Westen Champlin.
  • Friday, June 28 (5-8 p.m.): Exotic Cars and Corvette Night.
  • Saturday, June 29 (8 a.m.-12 p.m.): Cars and coffee event, welcoming all classes of vehicles.
  • Saturday, June 29 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.): Celebrity guests “Farmtruck and AZN” from Discovery’s Street Outlaws.
  • Saturday, June 29 (9 p.m.): The American Automobile Experience will host a drive-in movie screening of “Cars 3.”

"We are thrilled to announce the grand reopening of The American Automobile Experience, formerly known as The Classic Car Collection. Our week-long grand reopening event promises to ignite the passion of car enthusiasts,” said Brad Kernick, chairman of The American Automobile Experience. “We’re looking forward to hosting the community and connecting with automotive enthusiasts of all ages.”

For more information about the museum and grand reopening events, visit or call (308) 234-1964.

About The American Automotive Experience
Visitors to The American Automotive Experience will find authentic vignettes, artwork, mannequins and other items. We embrace and use technology via interactive displays to help illustrate the wide-ranging effects that automobiles have and continue to have on our lives. The museum has recreated a 1950s gas station with vintage tools and modern devices, which show the progression of technical sophistication and advancement. A drive-in theater screen and display also incorporates the original ticket booth from the local Kearney Drive-In.