Sturgis Car Museum preserves automotive history

Sturgis is known as the “motorcycle mecca,” but a new museum is trading two wheels for four.
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 2:24 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Tom Donney and his wife Patty have been working on moving into the Sturgis Car Museum for the last three years and earlier this summer, the city finally gave them a permit to open.

The museum has more than 100 cars on display, most being from the Donney’s personal collection.

“And every car has a story, every car was owned by a human, right?” Tom said. “So that humans had a life and had a tale to tell.”

One unique thing is, you don’t just get to look at the cars, you can climb in and startup most of the cars in the collection.

“Whenever we can we try to put that story on the windshield, so every car has some type of story on it that hopefully reflects its ownership in the past,” he said.

The museum, which opened in June, is located on Dickson Drive in Sturgis.

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