We recently had the opportunity to visit a true gem in upstate New York. The Rochester Auto Museum is located in downtown Rochester New York, and offers muscle car and classic car fans the ability to view some real classic American cars. We were fortunate enough to supply them with several of our BendPak HD-9XW 4 post car lifts for storage and for servicing their fine automobiles. The collection of vehicles is always changing, as they buy and sell cars frequently, but there is a common theme among all the autos in the collection – lots of one of a kind, or limited model muscle cars, with lots of Mopar autos sprinkled in.
We also had the great pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with Bob Bartosiewicz, the owner. He is an avid car collector, and has a passion for only the finest automobiles, concentrating mainly from the classic era of the late 60’s to early 1970’s. He was such a gracious and generous host, and took the time to inform us of all of the particulars about each vehicle. His passion comes through right away as he describes the features of all the great cars, and we were in awe of the collection. Let’s just say – He knows his stuff!
You can view Bob in our video that we shot from inside this incredible museum below –
Check out this old classic below. If it looks familiar, it should. It’s the red 1958 Plymouth Fury. One of only 12 that were used in the cult favorite Stephen King movie – Christine. This one was the actual Director’s car. So it is in pristine condition. That’s the owner Bob Bartosiewicz next to her.
Another gem from this amazing collection is the 1971 convertible Plymouth Hemi Cuda dubbed Sno White. This is one of one, and is probably the most valuable automobile of the collection. He just purchased it earlier this year.
Below you can see several classic vehicles on car lifts. We supplied two BendPak HD-9XW four post lifts to the museum for them to use for both servicing their vehicles, as well as storing one car over another. No car collection like this would be complete without at least one of these vital pieces of shop equipment.
Below you can see a panoramic view of the garage. They have 3 beautiful SuperBirds with wings, numerous GTO’s and Cudas, Dodge Challengers and Chargers, Road Runners, Ford Mustangs and much more.
This collection must be seen to be believed. This museum is packed full with American muscle, perfect for anybody who appreciates bygone days of true passion for classic car design.
The Rochester Auto Museum is located at 140 East Main st. in Rochester, NY and we recommend you call them to schedule an appointment to visit. Phone number is 800-398-3029.
Update – 1/27/18 – The Rochester Auto Museum has moved. Check out our video that was shot at it’s original location on Rome St. back in 2016 below –