Kenosha History Center Exhibit: All-American: Kenosha Style

November 24, 2018 - September 29, 2019

Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 - 4 p.m. Closed holidays.
Kenosha History Center 2019 auto exhibit
Kenosha History Center 2019 auto exhibit

***NOTE: As of September 12, 2019, the Kenosha History Center is temporarily closed due to maintenance. Please check their Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your understanding.***

This museum preserves and celebrates Kenosha’s automotive and industrial heritage. The common thread among the cars in this exhibit is the paint scheme that AMC made famous: red, white and blue. This is a collection of cars which represents Kenosha, and America: big, bold, fast, and quirky.

The exhibit includes:

  • 1976 Bicentennial AMC Pacer that was factory made red, white, and blue for Wisconsin State Farm Insurance Agents. It was one of twelve originally made.
  • 1970 Rebel Machine (original paint and owner)
  • 1970 Trans Am Javelin
  • 1969 A-body SC-Rambler (50th anniversary)
  • 1969 B-body SC-Rambler (50th anniversary)
  • 1967 Topel Rambler (the only one of its kind)

More about the Topel Rambler: In 1967, Kenosha native Dennis Porcaro set history in motion with a paint job.  Working at Topel Rambler, Porcaro did body work and repainted a busted up '67 Rambler Rebel.  It would become a drag car, Topel's Rambler.  The paint job, vertical red, white, and blue stripes, would be used by AMC for their race team, and form the basis of some of their most iconic cars.

Every year the Kenosha History Center changes its vehicle display in the Rambler Legacy Gallery to tell a different story about Kenosha auto-manufacturing.

Free admission; donations appreciated.