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Monday, March 28, 2016

SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD WINDS DOWN AND IT IS FINALLY DAY SIX AND I AM GONNA MAKE IT HOME TONIGHT! FRICK ART MUSEUM

It is day six and this is my last stop before arriving home!
I am have been patiently waiting to visit the newly reopened Frick Art Museum Carriage and Car collection in Pittsburgh Pa.  
I have mixed feeling here because I was slightly disappointed of the small area,but some very nice cars were here once we sorted through the carriages! 
Remember I said Carriages 

1898 Panhard

1901 Knox

1903 Baker Electric

1909 Munch Allen a Pennsylvania built car 

A Keystone






1911 Penn built right in Pittsburgh






1917 Standard Steel Car also of Pittsburgh



1923 Roll Royce of America, yes short lived built in Massachusetts and not across the pond! 




A Brewster wagon which later built bodies and their own motor cars right in Long Island City NY




Meet G. Whitney Snyder who passed in 1999, he was the son of William Penn Snyder, got that Pennsylvania connection yet? The family founded the colony of Pennsylvania! This American Bantam was a gift on his 14th Birthday and started a life long love affair with the automobile. 
Upon his death the auto collection was donated to the Frick's newly opened Carriage museum 
Their estate Sewickley has become a history center and yes that is the car below at the 2013  Riding and Driving event started many years ago by G W  


William Penn Snyder III also collected cars  






I spent a great deal of time getting these photos because much like every non-car museum people in an art museum setting tend to be a little inconsiderate, yes some very rare cars here and without any stanchions etc..  I still stay you could have put Ford Pintos and AMC Gremlins and the art crowd would have the same reaction, LOL!  
Case in point a pretty original Model A Ford becomes a touch and climb in an art museum, oh well! 

Stand by because I just visited another "art museum" but with a better feel!
CARHUNTER wishes he could just continue roaming the country, but you just gotta go home eventually!
Remember this was a six day trek so take a look back at all the blogs back to day 1