General Motors cars take over NC Transportation Museum

The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer may be best known for trains, but since it is a museum dedicated to all forms of transportation, the automobile gets its share of the spotlight as well.

Several times a year, the museum hosts car shows, including Saturday’s show dedicated to vintage and modern General Motors cars.

Chevy Camaros, Corvettes and Impalas; Pontiac GTOs, Firebirds and Bonnevilles and even an example of the famous boat-tail Buick Riviera were all on display, along with the popular ’57 Chevys, and several pickups.

The Cadillac limousine was also there. It used to serve as the official car for North Carolina’s governors.

Even though it was a GM show, there were a few other cars there, including a rare 1962 Volvo, and a bright red 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird.

Later this month, the N.C. Transportation Museum will host the Historic Spencer Shops Train Show, the Lincoln Funeral Train and the Leviathan Locomotive. For more information on events at the museum, go to nctrans.org. Spencer is about 45 minutes northeast of Charlotte.

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