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See the cars of American Graffiti

If you’ve seen the film American Graffiti, then you know the stars of that blockbuster 1973 movie were the cars. And now you can see several of those iconic automobiles in a new exhibit at the Gilmore Car Museum — Where Were You in ’62?.

The exhibit, which runs until spring, features memorabilia from the 1950s and ‘60s, including a jukebox playing music from the era, alongside a diner booth. On display is the 1958 customized Chevrolet Impala that actor Ron Howard drove in the movie, which is on loan to the museum from NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Ray Evernham, as well as a 1932 Deuce Coupe hobbyist-built tribute car, a 1956 white Ford Thunderbird and a 1958 Edsel Pacer four-door hardtop.

The museum is located at 6865 W. Hickory Road in Hickory Corners. Its hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday and 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $16 for adults and $11 for youth ages 11-17. Children 10 and younger and active military members are admitted free. For more information, visit