Update on the Museum of Automobile History

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While you're out on the road this summer, traveling to and from engine shows, you might just want to stop by an interesting attraction in upstate New York. Located at 321 North Clinton Street in Syracuse, NY 13202, is the Museum of Automobile History, the largest private collection of 'automobilia' in the world (there are NO actual cars here).

Founded in 1997, the museum is the brainchild of Walter Miller, a Syracuse man who has been fascinated with automobile history since the age of five.

Miller began purchasing automobilia as a teenager and eventually grew a business which is the largest automobile literature business in the world, boasting over 2,000,000 pieces in stock. Miller was fortunate to purchase the personal library of Floyd Clymer, leading publisher of automobile books from the 1930s to 1960s, as well as other significant private collections.

The 12,000 square foot museum is open from 10 to 5 Wednesday through Sunday and charges a modest admission fee. It is located right off the New York State Thruway and Route 81 in downtown Syracuse near Clinton Square and the Herald-Journal building. For information, call 315-478-CARS or visit the internet site at www.autolit.com.