Here’s your last chance to see 100 classic cars, 700 pedal cars, hundreds of bicycles, motorcycles and snowmobiles and an estimated 20,000 vintage toys and road art and memorabilia before they are auctioned off. Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum has been in business since 1994 but it is time to close their doors and auction off their collection Elmer and his wife Bernadette ran the museum with great passion but their children would like to “share Elmer’s prized collection with the world,” according to an article in the Leader-Telegram. It was Elmer’s wish to sell the collection. “The collecting began with full-size cars, progressed to pedal cars and motorcycles, and then finally reached tiny toys — all of which are displayed on multiple levels of shelves in roughly 75,000 square feet of museum buildings.” The museum will be open on select weekends until September 5, 2022. Mecum Auctions are hosting the auction September 14 -17.
“Elmer was a collector of love, and now he’s spreading that love around,” said Elmer and Bernadette’s son Brad Duellman.