Gallery: Inside the Wellborn Musclecar Museum

A look at the cars in the Wellborn Musclecar Museum and show cars.

There are few museums out there like the Wellborn Musclecar Museum, and that’s a good thing. Most museums have cars that are out of reach, but this museum, while having stanchions, allows much more involvement with the vehicles.

The museum is housed in an old dealership but at one time was an antique store, and after that usefulness ran out, it was just storage. That’s where Tim Wellborn came in. Wanting to give back to his community, he bought the old, dilapidated dealership and re-fashioned it into the Wellborn Musclecar Museum.

The museum houses a wide variety of muscle cars that Tim either owns, or are on loan. The contents tend to lean in the direction of Mopar Muscle, and it would not be surprising to find a row of 1971 Hemi Chargers or GTXs. There is also a smattering of rare, E-body muscle hanging around, including a 1970 and 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda, and 1970 Challenger T/A. Back in the lobby, there is a Ford GT in Gulf livery and a 1996 Dodge Viper GTS. Yu just never know what is going to pop up.

Every weekend the museum is open on Saturdays, and they regularly host car shows and car club get-togethers, such as the Mopars at the Museum event, which brought 100 cars to the site. Last year the museum hosted the Aero Warriors Reunion. As someone who has traveled around the country, this museum, the contents, and whole atmosphere are not to be missed.

Shortly after my visit, curator, Phillip Love passed away suddenly. He had been my tour guide, as he was for countless others, and I was fortunate to call him my friend. The museum will continue on but will not be the same without Phillip.

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