Virginia Museum of Transportation Unveils Piedmont Touring Car

. October 24, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Virginia Museum of Transportation has unveiled it’s newest exhibit a 1923 Piedmont Touring Car.

The Piedmont Motor Car Company was the only company chartered in Virginia to ever mass produce cars, and only three are still known to exist. The 1923 Piedmont has been donated to the Museum by the Star City Motor Madness Committee to become the centerpiece of the Museum’s car collection as its only Virginia-made car. The Museum’s vehicle, which is in its original condition, will be joined by a second—a fully restored 1919 Piedmont— temporarily on loan from Steve Puckette of Forest, VA.

Image: Piedmont touring car, Virginia Museum of Transportation

The Roanoke Transportation Museum, originally formed as a partnership of the Norfolk & Western Railway and the City of Roanoke, first opened its doors in 1963 in Wasena Park along the Roanoke River. Today, the Virginia Museum of Transportation welcomes guests from across the nation and around the world. The Museum exists to preserve Virginia’s transportation history and to honor the workers whose talents created the transportation marvels in our collection. As a partner in the newly established “Virginia’s Rail Heritage Region,”

Virginia Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
540.342.5670
info@vmt.org

www.vmt.org

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