The Kokomo, Indiana Automotive Museum is Home to Stunning Ford Vehicles

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There are a handful of glitzy and glamorous automotive museums on both the East and West coast, but one must not forget the birthplace and epicenter of the American automobile—the good ‘ole Midwest.

At little over 50,000 in population, the city of Kokomo, Indiana is by most people’s standards, a small town. Kokomo may be small in size, but it’s large and rich in other ways; more specifically in automotive history. We recently took a trip north of the City of Indianapolis to visit Kokomo and discover its rich motorized heritage.


Jeffrey Shively is the Chairman of the museum, and he was kind enough to give us a private tour of the facility, as well as share his love, passion, and knowledge for all things Indiana automotive. He even let us hop behind the velvet ropes once or twice to get up close and personal with these beauties.

While the pride and joy of the museum are none other than the stunning Haynes vehicles invented by Elwood Haynes, an Indiana native and resident of the City of Kokomo, the museum houses various Ford Model As, Ts, Mustangs, a mesmerizing Lincoln Continental, and the most adorable Ford Model A pickup truck you’ll ever see.


The Kokomo Automotive Museum is currently featuring the “Hoosier Made” exhibition, and has partnered up with the Studebaker National Museum and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum to show the world Indiana’s contribution to the automotive industry. If you’re in the area, or are a vintage car diehard, it’s a must-see.

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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