The other day we were driving on Route 1A in Ellsworth, Maine on our way back to Acadia National Park when there it was – Moto-Car. Let’s stop here,” I shouted to Grenville as he jammed on the brakes and made a quick right turn. Yikes! Good thing it was a quiet traffic day.
The above photo really doesn’t do this place justice because you have to really see it up close and personal. Owner Terry Pinkham, also the CEO of Moto-Car had been collecting cars and “stuff” for 35 years. He doesn’t repair the cars – just buys, trades and sells them.
The collection at Moto-Car includes antique cars, and special interest automobiles including Model A's and T's, Fords, Chevys, Mopars, and muscle cars. Collector vehicles from Maine are referred to as “barn fed,” which means they have been stored and kept from the elements of sun, salt, and snow – remember this is Maine.
Not only does Terry have cars, but lots of other things, many of which have absolutely nothing to do with autos. Nearly all are in perfect condition too – no broken odds and ends here. If you thought you had a lot of stuff in your garage, you haven’t seen Terry’s.
Lots of signs – many related to cars and other “stuff” too..
Grenville and I consider ourselves very interesting; maybe Terry did too because he chatted with Grenville and let me wander around to take all these photos. By the way, the police car below is for sale and comes with a working siren and donuts.
If you are the owner of a great auto and want to share photos and information, contact Terry at his website.