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Who do you call when you’re one of the hottest, most impressive new Auto Museums in the country and you need a car lift? When the Newport Car Museum needed a garage lift to service their fleet of amazing classic cars, they knew who to contact. They trusted ASEdeals due to our 5 Star reputation and 22 years of experience in supplying car collectors, auto museums, professional garages and home / hobby car buffs with the best equipment in the industry.
Listen, you can’t trust just anybody when you’re choosing an automotive lift to service such an impressive collection of classic automobiles. It just wouldn’t be prudent. With a stunning collection of collector cars and classic automobiles, you demand only the finest equipment money can buy.
That’s why they chose ASE deals. They knew we would hook them up with the absolute best product for their application, and they knew we’d get the job done right. They maintain their vehicles daily at their service garage facility on site, and they wanted a reliable car hoist that would hold up to the job. We recently met up with Wayne Lee. He’s the facilities manager at the museum. He wanted a lift that would fit a wide variety of automobiles of different sizes, and he wanted one that was reliable.
That’s why we set them up with our Tuxedo FP9KDX-XLT four post lift. This durable rack is a professional grade product that has all the features of a true commercial quality lift. Yet, it’s actually still quite affordable.
Features include a heavy duty I Beam cross-member and non-skid diamond plate runways. The reliable powder coat finish will hold up to heavy shop use and the lift currently comes standard with the three most popular accessories included – caster kit, drip trays and jack platform.
Meanwhile, it is among the safest lifts in the industry, with dual safeties. These include the traditional mechanical safety that automatically engages every 4.5 inches, plus that mechanical safety is the superior laddered safety system, which is not only the most reliable in the industry, but it also allows you to adjust the locking height positions in each individual column to compensate for uneven concrete floors. In addition, it also includes a secondary slack cable safety system, which automatically and instantly engages in the even of cable failure.
It even lifts a foot higher than the typical 4 post lift, and is 2 feet longer to accommodate longer vehicles. And it also is extra wide, to allow for wider autos to fit on it. These guys at Tuxedo thought of everything!
So if you’re looking for a premium grade lift, without the premium price tag, check out our FP9KDX-XLT Lift, you’ll be glad you did. If it’s good enough for the finest auto museums in the USA, it should be good enough for your garage. And don’t forget, we sell, service and install for you nationwide – contact us today!
Now, back to the Newport Car Museum. –
They feature numerous different galleries, including the World Cars section. This gallery includes classic and modern exotic and foreign cars from around the world, Including Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Acura, Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Then, there’s the Ford / Shelby Gallery. Carroll Shelby himself would be proud of this collection. This is a must-see section for any true muscle car fan.
The Mopar Gallery is another crowd favorite. It features the popular Plymouth Hemi Cuda, Challenger Hellcat, Plymouth Superbird…
…and don’t forget the awesome Dodge Viper!
and Don’t worry Corvette fans…. They didn’t forget about you. They showcase stunning sports car models beginning with 1965 continuing up to 2017. The exhibit offers an model in every series from C-1 up to C-7.
And don’t forget about the Classic Fin Car Gallery. Exhibits include a 57 Chevy, 54 Buick Skylark, 57 Chrysler, 57 Desoto, and the beautiful red 1959 Cadillac.
Owners Gunther and Maggie Bauerman currently have over 60 automobiles in his collection and they’ adding more all the time! They also host numerous events as well as collector car club meets throughout the year as well.
And don’t forget to bring the kids on by the simulator room for some fun.
They’ve got Something for everyone. Maybe that’s why USA Today nominated Newport Car Museum as a Top 10 Best New Attraction in the USA. If you appreciate fine classic automobiles as pieces of art, then this is the place for you.
Visit the Newport Car Museum at –
1847 West Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Check out our cool video we recently shot there below –
Have you ever heard an electric car driving down the street? Chances are you haven’t. And that’s the problem. They’re just too darn quiet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined these vehicles to be too quiet, and therefore a hazard to pedestrians. The theory is, if you are walking down the street, and you step off of the sidewalk to cross the road, you won’t hear this thing coming, because they are so super quiet. While we agree these electric and hybrid vehicles are too quiet, we question why pedestrians can’t use their eyes before crossing the road.
The NHTSA wants these vehicles to meet minimum sound standards so that pedestrians can hear them approaching on them. Of particular concern is the visually impaired pedestrians. Many hybrids do utilize carbon burning fuel powered engines at least some of the time, but when they are running on electric only, the same concerns apply.
Lawmakers and regulators are mainly concerned about noise at low speeds. Their concern is for when the automobiles are traveling at low speeds, perhaps 20 MPH or less. The thought is that on busy city streets is where most pedestrian vs car accidents occur. You typically don’t see pedestrians get hit by autos on major highways. Plus, these vehicle begin to make sufficient noise at higher speeds.
If a pedestrian can sense the presence of an auto, they will be better able to detect, and avoid them. Just how these sounds would be produced, and what kind of sound has yet to be determined. But we suspect auto manufacturers will come up with some innovative ideas.
Personally, we would love to hear a car make the roar of a lion. That would be cool. How ’bout you? What kind of noise would you like to hear a car make?