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Auto Lover wants Kennewick Car Museum

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- A Kennewick car lover is working on bringing a classic car museum to the area.

Red Rutherford is part of Ye Old Car Club, and he says between the club's 51 members, they have more than 400 classic cars here in the Tri-Cities, but no where to show them off.

Rutherford keeps his in his Kennewick shop.  Some of the cars are more than 50 years old.  

He says this area is packed with car lovers and classic cars, but they're just sitting in people's garages.

A new classic car museum would change all that.

"People like that's got garages or home garages, you know, they've got cars in them that nobody ever gets to see.   So they can either donate their cars to the museum or consign it and then take it out and drive it when they want to," he said.

Rutherford says they've already has a slough of donations.  

He's proposing a building in either downtown Kennewick or at the fairgrounds.  

He says it would be a great place for fieldtrips, and it'd be free.  

The center would run off donations, that's how similar museums he's researched are.