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    When I'm choosing a hotel for my holidays, I look first for a room with a bed and an attached lavvy. After that, I like a nice bar. A swimming pool is worth having and if there's a health spa I can have an Ayurvedic detoxifying hot-stone lymph drainage head massage.

    But the Gateway Canyons Resort hotel in Colorado has it's own car museum, and I think that's better.

    This is one of the nicest small museums I've been to. It starts with the dawn of the popular car and (unless I missed a bit) ends in the muscle-car era. It's all proper US metal - none of your pony-assed European rubbish.

    The accompanying selection of poor quality photographs (c. the author) show a few of my favourite/favorite bits.

    Meanwhile, if the American Museums Association has an award for the best-dusted collection, it should go to this one. Everything is in perfect condition and absolutely spotless. Even the two good ol' boys running the place appear to have been buffed up with a damp chamois.

    After a gigantic American breakfast served on a plate twice the area of my face, I could have gone for a jog in the mountains. Instead, I spent an hour or so wandering around this lot. Far more agreeable.

    1950s Yank Tanks are especially fabulous to behold close up. There is true artistry in the use of colour and chrome, making this as much a gallery as a museum. But the experience is tinged with some sadness, because it seems unlikely that the car will ever again be so lavishly decorated, or so wholeheartedly embraced.

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    Comments (192)
    • That's for this post. I really like knowing about these sorts of things.

      16 days ago
    • My 1925 Ford Model T touring :) feel free to join my Tribe...

      drivetribe.com/t/PAt2ZVNOQS2l7telN_9nnw?iid=LKsEFD76S3WndDj09VZ5oA

      1 month ago
    • #smalltribesrule

      1 month ago
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    • James,

      which vehicle were you most drawn to in the museum. Which did you want to drive the most or spend the most time admiring and why?

      1 month ago
    • james next time your near nashville TN try the lane motor museum... big place with alot of foreign oddball vehicles even a big military section with a effin gigantic landing craft... and fyi on top gear yall always looking for great driving roads.. google tail of the dragon in TN... its epic, ive raced it when they shut the road for a honda travk day on a public smokey mountain road... should check it out...

      2 months ago
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