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LeMay - America's Car Museum set to unveil new immersive exhibit

Military couples will be among the first to experience the new display

Don’t miss out on the new ACM exhibit highlighting the impact that Japanese car manufacturers have made on the automotive industry. Photo credit: LeMay - America’s Car Museum

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LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM) is gearing up to unveil its most immersive exhibit yet this week. Scheduled to debut Saturday, March 16, the exhibit titled "Shinka - An Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit," epitomizes the theme of evolution and progress, encapsulating the profound influence Japanese car manufacturers have had on the global automotive industry.

The word "Shinka" is a Japanese term that means "evolution" or "progress." The name of the exhibit itself represents the theme and direction ACM has taken with this new display,

highlighting the history, progression, and impact that Japanese car manufacturers have made on the automotive industry and the rest of the world throughout history.

Gary Yamamoto, Executive Director of LeMay - America's Car Museum, expresses excitement about introducing this unique exhibit to the Pacific Northwest community.

"With Shinka, we took our definition of ‘car exhibit' to new heights by deciding to display these amazing and unique cars in a way we never have before. When you visit the museum to see our new exhibit, you will see these vehicles displayed together with cultural and artistic elements in a way that will stimulate many different senses - all at once. By showcasing these vehicles in this more immersive environment, we hope museum guests will feel a deeper connection and appreciation for these cars. It will definitely be an exhibit that you have to see in person in order to truly appreciate these amazing vehicles."

Shinka is the largest undertaking in ACM's 12-year history. Spanning the entire top floor of the Museum's prestigious Showcase Gallery, Shinka features nearly 50 vehicles ranging from classics like the Toyota 2000GT to iconic '90s cars such as the Nissan Skyline GT-R, and contemporary models like the Acura NSX. In addition to the vehicles, the exhibit incorporates immersive artistic elements celebrating various aspects of Japanese culture, from modern anime to historical samurai, tranquil countryside landscapes, and vibrant Tokyo street scenes.

As the automotive industry and car culture continue to evolve, LeMay - America's Car Museum is proud to present an exhibit that reflects the growing popularity of Japanese vehicles and JDM culture.

Military couples can be among some of the first visitors to check out the new exhibit at the Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers annual Salute to Military Couples Night Out on Saturday, March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. This event allows couples FREE access to the museum, including their newest exhibit. The evening will also feature psychics, haircuts, music, games, light appetizers, a no-host bar and more. Don't miss out on a fun evening exclusive for military couples and an opportunity to see their newest exhibit up close and personal with minimal crowds. Learn more and RSVP here:

LEMAY - AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Monday, 2702 E D St., Tacoma, 253.779.8490,

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