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Greeneville, Tennessee’s classic City Garage Car Museum

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Classic 1941 Plymouth on display at Greeneville's City Garage Car Museum.

Kent Bewley grew up steeped in the world of automobiles. His father opened the first Packard dealership in Greeneville, Tennessee back in 1937.

Bewley opened his City Garage Car Museum in 2009 with a collection of classics--from a 1901 Oldsmobile to a DeLorean with a mere 727 miles on the odometer.

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Bewley’s 12,000 square-foot automotive museum includes a tantalizing array of sports cars, muscle cars and race cars.

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1923 Ford Texaco service truck on display at the City Garage Car Museum in Greenville, Tennessee.
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R.R. Bewley (right), Kent Bewley's father sells a new 1951 Cadillac at his Greeneville, Tennessee auto dealership.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Greenville for a visit with Kent Bewley.

The museum reopens March 4, 2022 following a winter break.

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Kent Bewley in front of his City Garage Car Museum in Greeenville, Tennessee.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.