Adopt-A-Car Program

The Adopt-A-Car Program raises operating revenues for the museum by offering organizations, including SDC Chapters and other car clubs, individuals, or families the opportunity to “adopt” a vehicle in the collection for one year. This provides an opportunity for “adopters” to be recognized for their investment in the care of the vehicles in the Collection.

All of the vehicles that the museum owns are on rotational display and available for adoption. They are divided into four adoption categories with adoption rates set at $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 per year.

Adopting individuals, families, or organizations choose a vehicle to adopt, on a first-come first-serve basis. Adopters receive a Certificate of Adoption, a photograph of their adopted vehicle, and signage displayed by the vehicle.

One months prior to the ending date of the adoption, a renewal notice will be sent to the adopting individual, family, or group. The adopting individual has the first chance to claim the vehicle for the following year. They may choose to adopt the same vehicle for another 12 months at the adoption price or select a different vehicle - based on availability - for adoption. Payment for the adoption must be received within the 60-day period prior to the end date of your expiring adoption to keep the vehicle in possession.

This is the time to invest in the museum and receive maximum recognition for your continued support!

For more information about the Adopt-A-Car Program or to request “Adoption Papers,” please contact Maria TeKolste at 574-235-9002 or by emailing