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It’s week three of event updates at The Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation for Kids. And also the museum’s final week of holiday events before we all ring in the new year! This week at The Marconi: Ricoh Dreamhost Liberty Dental Vizio  Pathnostics   Pictures from guests:    Pictures  from Vizio (taken by The Marconi):…

In 1949 on this day in automotive history, a Swedish company by the name Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget debuted the first motorcar. This same company changed its name in the 60s to Saab Aktiebolag, and then later to the easier and recognizable Saab. Saab’s factory was built in Trollhattan, Sweden, in 1938 and was not initially in…

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It’s week two of event updates at The Marconi! The museum has fa-la-la-la-laed through corporate holiday parties and accommodated a traditional pre-wedding ceremony Friday night. The museum was draped in vibrant hues of green, purple, blue and orange. Slender umbrellas with color coordinating tassels dressed each table and encompassed the periwinkle tinted dance floor. An intoxicating…

Happy International Children’s Day! There are a few children’s holidays throughout the year for children, but today is considered a holiday representing the joint initiative between UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to “tune in to kids.” Being that today is internationally all about the kids today, here are a few things…

On this day in automotive history, an adolescent engineer at General Motors discovers a compound called tetraethyl lead (TEL). This engineer figured out that when TEL is added to gasoline, it eliminates the irksome noises (known as knock or pinging) that internal-combustion engines make when they run. The General Motors engineer was Thomas Midgeley Jr. and little did he know, that for more…

It's never too early to start planning your next corporate event at The Marconi.

It’s week one of event updates at The Marconi Automotive Museum! The museum has been stocked up each day and night this week with events slathered in holiday cheer, and because the Christmas spirit is contagious, it’s hard not to gush about the marvelous events being held in our events venue. Plus, do you know…

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December 3rd is Happy National Roof Over Your Head Day! And because this is The Marconi Automotive Museum, it has plenty of roofs to check out. So, to properly enjoy today’s holiday, let’s all take some time to gaze at a few beauties with magnificent roofs to flaunt and celebrate! Up first is the 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500….

On this day in automotive history the first running V-8 was patented. The French engine designer Leon-Marie-Joseph-Clement Levavasseur successfully patents his running V-8 engine on December 2, 1902. The engine block was the first to arrange eight pistons in the V-formation that accepted a crankshaft with four throws to be turned by eight pistons. While there…

Welcome to the Marconi Automotive Museum, Shannon Randol!   It’s officially been my first full two weeks at the Marconi Automotive Museum, and I wanted to officially introduce myself to The Marconi fans, friends and supporters. I am the new marketing coordinator at the museum and will be writing all the social media and blog…

1965 Ford Shelby GT350 at The Marconi

The Marconi Automotive Museum would like to wish all the men and women who have served this country a Happy Veterans Day! Veterans Day is an official United States holiday to celebrate the ending of World War I. On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month in the year 1918 WWI hostilities formally…

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