Car gaze at the National Museum of Funeral History

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Check out unique automobiles that range from vintage flower cars to a FDNY fire engine used for rescue and recovery during 9/11 at the National Museum of Funeral History’s free Professional Car Show on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Whether you’re really into vintage cars, or you have a child who’s obsessed with fire trucks, you’ll want to take advantage of this rare opportunity to see all these unique working cars and trucks in one spot.

Expect to see dozens of vintage professional automobiles including vintage fire trucks, flower cars, funeral hearses, ambulances, limos and more.

Rare Professional Cars and Trucks

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Perhaps the most special feature at the show will be a FDNY fire engine that was used for rescue and recovery during 9/11 along with a performance from the Houston Fire Department’s pipes and drums ensemble. The truck had been retired and was being used as a training vehicle for the New York Fire Academy prior to September 11, 2001.  However, during the rescue efforts that day, the engine was drafted back into service on the streets of NYC.

Other unique wheels at the show include a 1965 Cadillac ambulance-funeral coach combination vehicle and a rare – as in one of only seven that exist – 1958 Chevy Bel Air Ambulance.

After checking out the car show, head into the NMFH to see their permanent collection of funeral service vehicles including hearses used in the state funeral services of President Ronald Reagan, President Gerald Ford and Grace Kelly.

About the National Museum of Funeral History

The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs. Visitors can discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, see up-close the authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. Presidents and Popes and explore the rich heritage of the industry – which cares for the dead.

Professional Car Show at the National Museum of Funeral History

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Photo courtesy of National Museum of Funeral History

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