American Classic Car Museum Lost in the 50s a revhead's Mecca

HIDDEN in a backstreet of Cameron Park, car enthusiast Glen Jennings presides over a revhead’s Mecca.

Lost in the 50s, Mr Jennings’ secretive American Classic Car Museum, boasts 65 mint-condition vehicles.

‘‘There is a little bit of mystery to the place, and that’s part of the attraction,’’ he said. 

The mammoth collection boasts a 1959 Dodge Coronet, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1963 Corvette, 1954 Cadillac DeVille Coupe, 1950 Buick Roadmaster Fastback Coupe. Mr Jennings bought his first classic, a 1978 Corvette, more than 30 years ago, and has bought and sold many since then.

But, with more 10,000 pieces of American memorabilia, Mr Jennings says the museum is not just about cars.

‘‘They’re the star attraction, but it’s not just about that,’’ he said.

A former manager of retired Australian boxing legend Kostya Tszyu, Mr Jennings says he’s been to the United States 96 times, but his love of its culture started much earlier. 

‘‘As a kid you watch American television and you get exposed to it so much, I guess a lot of it started there,’’ he said.

This week Mark Fletcher, the host of classic car program Classic Resto, was at the museum filming an episode.

He said Lost in the 50s was ‘‘a very big deal’’ for car enthusiasts.

‘‘I travel a lot in Australia and there is really nowhere else like this, with this size collection,’’ he said.

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