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WPC Museum Permanently Closing?

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by valiant67, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    Maybe I will see you guys there. This was always my favorite time of the year with their old Cars, Trees and Traditions display... too bad it won't be happening again!
     

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  2. BobbiBigWheels

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    Love that Chrysler Viper.
     
  3. wtxiceman

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    I would love to go see that, but I'll never make it:(
     
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  4. runfromcheney

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    I really enjoyed those displays when I went there during the last "final call" in December 2012. Still unsure if I will go Saturday and Sunday. Weather is going to be crap Saturday, but I have a family outing to the DSO on Sunday afternoon so I don't know if I have enough time to go without just rushing and not really taking anything in.
     
  5. redriderbob

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    I will be taking lots of pictures and video... weather permitting if they are open. I will post some pictures from years past that I have taken as well for all of you that have never been there. When the museum was open on a regular basis and had a ton of volunteers, every three months the theme would change. Cars, Trees and Traditions was always a highlight of my Christmas season.
     
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  6. redriderbob

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    I didn't read about this happening until it appeared on Facebook. I'm taking a crack at going there Saturday.
     
  8. runfromcheney

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    2007 was the last time I went, not counting my two "see them one last time" visits this year and in 2012. Kinda sad seeing how the museum hasn't received any real updates in the last ten years. It still says that C. Robert Kidder is Chrysler's Chairman.
     
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    True considering its only been open to the public eight times in the past three years doesn't help either...
     
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    Walter P. Chrysler Museum
    One Chrysler Drive | CIMS 488-00-00
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2778 USA
    Phone: 248.944.0439 | Fax: 248.944.0460

    With the weather here in Southeastern Michigan, I figured I would give everyone a heads up. The weather forecast tomorrow is the following...

    Friday: Clouds thicken with a chance of snow late in the day. This is the start of a widespread snowstorm into Saturday: Highs: 17-21 / Winds: SW 5-15
    Tonight: Snow continues. Snowfall amounts will likely fall between 3"-6" across Southeast Michigan. Lows: 18-21 / Winds SE 15-25
    Saturday: Snow mixing and changes to rain and then back to snow. Highs: 33-36 / Winds: SE to SW 5-10

    So if the weather is permitting and you are going, you might want to call the museum in advance to see if they are open on Saturday morning since the roads are supposed to be bad with ice.
     
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    Well my day was shot of going... going to try tomorrow. Have to pick up family from the airport in Flint.
     
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    I attended the final day. It was quite crowded. An "official" person said that 100% of the materials (including displays, etc.) was going to be retained.

    I'm not making a prediction, I'm just making a simple statement... I would not be surprised if it re-opens at another location, at another date.
     
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  13. jerseyjoe

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    Couldn't make it so I hope it does open somewhere else.
     
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    Out for a cruise last Oct.
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  15. redriderbob

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    Kind of sad. My favorite time of the year is Christmas and it was always a big deal to go to the WPC Museum to see the Cars, Trees and Traditions exhibit every year... got a notification on Facebook today in the "Memories On This Day" of when I last went... said to miss out on this tradition.

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    so do they have people in there now "working"?
     
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    It’s Maserati/Alfa Romeo now.
     
  18. redriderbob

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    Yes, it's full of cubicles.
     

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