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MOTOR TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Literacy

Location

PO BOX 6CAMPO, CA 91906 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The primary objective of the Motor Transport Museum is to educate the public by creating a positive awareness and appreciation for old trucks and the development of the motor transport industry. The Museum provides a place for preservation, restoration and display of antique trucks and related equipment, photos, literature, memorabilia, artifacts and other pertinent information relating to trucks and the trucking industry. We supply the public with recent and historical knowledge, information and materials pertaining to the automotive pioneers, who have made a significant contribution towards the origin, development and progress of the motor transport industry

Description

A group of individuals in the San Diego area got together to discuss problems that were occurring with their efforts to preserve old trucks and their history. Many of these problems had to do with finding locations to store, restore and maintain them, and appropriately display them to the general public. As with many other areas in California, the attitude of local government was making it increasingly difficult for anyone interested in old trucks to keep them. Over the years, zoning ordinances were causing a lot of historically important old trucks that should have been preserved to be scrapped.

The biggest concern was that important parts of our history was disappearing because too many people just. didn't understand the importance of commercial transportation heritage. We decided that the proper course of action would be to combine our resources and facilitate a place to inform and educate the general public about the history of old trucks, and to preserve and restore them. From this realization, the idea of the Motor Transport Museum was born.

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