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P THE TALLAHASSEE AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM is packed with historical vehicles. THIS CLASSIC is a real doozy (Duesenberg). THIS 1953 CADILLAC offered a new panoramic style windshield. HOW MANY AUTOMOBILE MUSEUMS contain a dugout canoe? A 1903 CURVED DASH Oldsmobile. THIS 1948 TUCKER TORPEDO was used in the Francis Ford Coppola movie Tucker. SEVERAL BATMOBILES can be seen in the collection, Story and photos by JEFFREY POWELL Most museums focus on a particular subject or time period. Such is not thecase at the Tal- Aahassee Automobile Museum in Tallahas- see, Florida. The brainchild of De- Voe Moore, this facility house one of the most eclectic collections of Americana that can be found. Its main feature is a grouping of over 140 classic andhistori- cally significant auto- mobiles, but so much more is housed within the 100,000 square foot facility. The building con- sists of two floors. Downstairs, among the vehicles, are a Stein- way piano collection, a horse-drawn hearse believed to have carried the body of President Abraham Lincoln, and more Case knives than can be imagined. The ramp heading upstairs is lined with antique golf clubs and miscel- laneous sports memo- rabilia. Once on the top floor visitors can see several Batmobiles, a large collection of Indi- an artifacts, collectible coins, guns, motorcy- cles, and dozens of per- fectly restored outboard motors. One corner of this floor is dedicated to pedelcars each piloted by a stuffed animal. A large collection of an- i tique fishing lures can also be viewed. The Tallahassee Au- tomobile Museum is des- ignated as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational corporation. It original- ly opened its doors in 1996 and moved to their new facility in 2007 after outgrowing the original building. Many of the items on display have been donated for the public's enjoyment. The facility is located off Interstate 10 in Tal- at 6800 Mahan Dr. just lahassee. A WALTON COUNTYREFERENCE in the Tal-. lahassee museum. THIS HEARSE IS BELIEVED to have carried the body of President Abra- ham Lincoln. A PLETHORA OF antique outboard motors. A NUMBER OF STEINWAYPIANOS are on display at the facility.