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Hoods–Up Weekend Provides Visitors with a Close Up Look at the Heart of the Early Automobile


Hoods–Up Weekend Provides Visitors with a Close Up Look at the Heart of the Early Automobile

(Words and Photos by Troy Thomas) Let’s see the business end of this…  What are you running in that thing?  What’s under the hood?    For many auto enthusiasts, what occupies the engine compartment is one of the most intriguing aspects of the machine.

For this reason every year the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles provides a cure for the winter blues with the Hood – UP Weekend.  What makes this event unique is the majority of vehicles on exhibit, have their hood open or removed to display the heart of the machine in all of its glory.  This gives the visitor a close up look at the wide variety of early internal combustion engines as well as the dawn of the electric powered automobile.

From Duryea to Model A, this museum focuses on the history of transportation from its infancy.  This was the era where a wide variety of coach builders were trying to make a name for themselves while changing the way people experience transportation.  At a time when the automobile was not only an engineering marvel, but a work of art.

Whether you are in the area or in the mood for a road trip, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles located in Boyertown, Pennsylvania will not disappoint. Here are some highlights from this year’s Hoods – Up Weekend.   Go check them out!

 


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