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Wilde About Texas: Dick Burdick's Classic Car Garage
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At Dick Burdick's Classic Car Garage, the golden age of the automobile is on display of a time when cars had their own personality.
"Nowadays it's hard to tell a car apart unless you see the badge on it,” Thom Fortney with Dick’s Classic Car Garage said. “Back then you could pick a car out way down the road, make and model, just by the shape of it."
With a rotating collection of more than 100 cars, there are a lot of different shapes.
"We've got the Duesenbergs, the Tucker, some of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world,” Fortney said. “Next to them, we've got just regular old Chevys and Fords.
In their day, they may have just been regular old cars, but now they're classics
"The cars themselves are absolutely gorgeous, they're works of art,” Fortney said. “We've got our Mercury, 50 Merc, it's hard to find these in original condition most of them have been chopped and customized."
One of the collection's most unique and prized vehicles is also one of the rarest -- a 1948 Tucker sedan.
"It's the last one produced, it's number 50. Tucker made a prototype which was the Tin Goose and he made 150,” Fortney said. “This car only has a half a mile on it, it's never been driven. It's the lowest mileage Tucker in the world."
The third Saturday of every month the museum hosts a cruise-in. The free event brings out collectors from around central Texas.
Learn more at DicksClassicGarage.com.