CollectorsShow July5


CollectorsShow July5
Collector’s Showcase
Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City
f you’re a car guy or gal, specific to GM models, Muscle Car City in
Punta Gorda, Florida is the place to see. With over 99,000 square feet
of classic cars spanning 80 years of makes and models, Muscle Car
City is one of the largest automotive memorabilia stores anywhere.
You will even find the Muscle Car City Diner, a retro 1960s style diner
including homemade ice cream for dessert.
Owner, Rick Treworgy started his personal collection at age 17. At
first Rick’s interest in old cars was purely economics, but as time passed
he found a certain charm in old cars. He bought, sold, and restored
those cars keeping his hobby alive. After 40 years, and a collection of
over 200 vintage 1950s to early 1970s, mostly Chevrolet muscle
cars, Rick opened the Muscle Car City Museum to share his world class
Rick’s Corvette collection includes one or more of each year from
1954 to 1975 and several of each series from 1975 to 2014. The classic
collection boasts GM performance cars from 1957 to 1972 Camaros,
Chevelles, El Caminos, Big Block Impalas, Pontiac GTO’s, Oldsmobile
442’s, and a huge assortment of Hot Rods and antique Chevy’s. If you
ask Rick what is his favorite, his reply is always, “the next one I’m going
to buy!”
At Muscle Car City, you can also bring in your hot rod or muscle car
to the Muscle Car, Rod & Performance Shop for restoration or other
automotive need. If you are looking to purchase your own muscle car,
check out the Car Corral for hot rods and other high-performance
Along with the museum is one of the largest automotive
memorabilia and gift stores, which offer a variety of vintage and
modern automobile collectibles. The store selection includes licensed
apparel, vintage signs, diecasts, toys, and jewelry.
Muscle Car City also hosts a monthly Car and Bike Show every third
Saturday with live entertainment, trivia and door prizes. Trophies are
awarded to the five Top Choice entries. The Living Well with MS
Charity Car & Bike Show will be held on December 12, 2015 from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This show includes dash plaques, trophies, music, a
50/50, and door prizes. Make sure to check the website for an
upcoming Relay for Life benefit, as well.
Muscle Car City is currently located at 3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta
Gorda. Coming in October of this year, Muscle Car City is proud to
announce its new location at 10175 Tamiami Trial in Punta Gorda.
Scheduled to open in December at this same location is a new Antique
and Memorabilia Store. For more information on visiting Muscle Car
City or the schedule of events please check the website at or call 941-575-5959. The museum hours are
Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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