When Jimmy Shampine unveiled his radically offset #8 Ball supermodified in August of 1976, little did anyone know that his innovative design would make every other car in the division obsolete and become the standard from coast to coast for decades.

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Dino Petrocelli’s passion for photography became a career in 1985. From there, his business grew exponentially and soon expanded to include studio photography. 

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SAM Membership helps fuels the Museum in many different ways, from the enriching exhibits, the ongoing lecture series and the wonderful programs and events we feature. 

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SAM's Garage is a place where children learn about cars while gearing up for life. Programs at SAM's Garage encourage non-traditional, multigenerational learning opportunities and programs for children and adults.

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Events & Programs Calendar


Collection Tour: May 15, 2015

As part of the the museum's Spring Fundraiser visit a one-of-a-kind collection for a private tour and BBQ Lunch.


Spring Autoshow: May 16, 2015

Dust of your sleeping beauty and get ready for Spring with the celebration of SAMs 10th annual Spring Autoshow, the Museum's biggest fundraiser of the year. 

This year we'll feature all British Cars, Hot Rods, PreWar Cars, & Motorcylces around the reflecting pool. stay tuned for more details

Click here for more images from the Invitational and Autoshow - Photography by Donnie Panthen

Click here for the entire gallery of photos from the 2014 Invitational & Autoshow Spring Collection Tour - Photography by Dino Petrocelli

Click here for more images from SAM Boston Bus Trip