On a recent trip to Mississippi to cover volleyball matches for ESPN I was recommended to visit the Tupelo Auto Museum. I was very glad I did. The facility is a 120-thousand square foot display that was founded by television engineer turned station entrepreneur Frank Spain. Creation of the museum that opened in 2002 was a 28-year labor of love for Spain and his friend Max Berryhill who was the original curator of the collection.
Over 150 cars, many very rare, chronologically cover more than 100 years of automotive design and engineering, from the first Toyota imported to the United States to the latest from the nearby Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi. The collection is valued at over 6-million dollars. Enjoy the gallery of some of my favorites.