Address
13825 Metric Drive
Roscoe, IL 61073
Hours
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Mark Mitchell, Director
phone: 815-389-9999

Description

Historic Auto Attractions is not only home to famous cars, but also a wide array of movie memorabilia. Some of those pieces include Marilyn Monroe’s nightgown, a sweater worn by Hollywood legend James Dean, and an outfit worn by Elvis Presley. In addition a large section of the museum is dedicated to John F. Kennedy, along with the “Day in Dallas” display.

Historic Auto Attractions is housed in an air conditioned, 12 room, 36,000 sq.ft. building located on 40 acres. We are located in northern Illinois and are convinently close to Interstate 90 and IL Hwy. 251. The museum is a short drive from Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, WI.

History

Historic Auto Attractions was built in 2001 by owner Wayne Lensing of Lefthander Chassis which makes short track racing chassis. Wayne had been racing late models at Rockford Speedway, Lake Geneva WI and ASA specials, since 1975. During this time he won three season championships at Rockford, two at Lake Geneva and several ASA specials thru out the Midwest. With 100 plus feature wins to his credit other racers were starting to go to him to build, repair and set up their race car. Wayne began fabricating racecars chassis out of his Rockford garage more than 20 years ago, he has since moved to bigger and better facilities to now own and operate if not the largest, late model fabrication and parts warehouse. Also during that time Wayne became an avid collector of automobiles, both with historic value and celebrity popularity. For the better part of 10 years he built up a collection exceeding 70 special interest autos. These famous autos are now housed in a magnificent building built specifically for the cars, and run as a museum. Each display is artistically designed with graphic illustrations and historical information.

Artifacts Collections

Historic Automobiles

Library

Access: General Public, Students

Appointment required: No

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours