The long-anticipated Bob McDorman Automotive Museum is all revved up for its grand opening on July 4th & 5th.

The museum will open to the public from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 4 and July 5. The museum is located at 45 E. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. Tickets for the museum will be $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and service members, and free for children younger than 12.


It has been almost two years since McDorman announced his plans to retire from being a Chevrolet dealer and build his dream: a standalone automotive museum based around his renowned collection of Corvettes. The collection includes a 1953 Corvette, which he loaned to the National Corvette Museum and was returned to him just weeks before a sinkhole opened up swallowing several cars. 

Also included in the museum collection will be an antique service station previously displayed at his dealership on Gender Road along with his significant collection of automotive memorabilia."This is something I've dreamed of building all my life," said McDorman, who began collecting in 1968 and was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2012.  

“When I was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame I told them that I was was only in my 80s and didn’t plan to retire for another 20 years,” said McDorman. “I plan to keep that promise.”
Visit the Bob McDorman Automotive Museum Facebook page for the latest information. Sadly, Bob McDorman passed away in 2015 only a few months after the museum's opening.