Rock On! at LeMay - America's Car Museum
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There's nothing cooler than rock 'n' roll and hot rods, and now LeMay - America's Car Museum has combined the coolest of the cool from both worlds in a new exhibit - "Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection." 

Consisting of vehicles designed and custom-built by and for heavy metal icon James Hetfield, Reclaimed Rust pushes the limits of automotive design with billowing fenders, removed pillars, chopped tops, shaved handles and sinewy silhouettes that the original manufacturers could never have envisioned.

The collection includes vehicles that live up to their heavy-hitting names such as Skyscraper (a 1953 Buick Skylark), VooDoo Priest (a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr), Slow Burn (a 1936 Auburn 852 Boattail Speedster), Crimson Ghost (a 1937 Ford Coupe), the Dead Kennedy (a 1963 Lincoln Continental built by Hetfield himself) and the Black Pearl and Aquarius (both special constructions hand built from a drawing).

LeMay Reclaimed Rust 3The collection is owned by and was first displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in 2020. It is on display at LeMay – America’s Car Museum Jan. 20, 2022 through Jan. 31, 2023.

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