We have crossed the midpoint for our 2017 summer internship program at ACM. Abi has learned about our processes for conservation and preservation of the vehicles in the ACM Collection. She has help getting vehicles ready for exhibit, working on vehicle assessments and mechanical service for both operation and mechanical conservation for long-term exhibit storage. The vehicles range in age from 1908 to 1998.
Our intern programs help the students gain experience working with the public as well by allowing them to interact with museum guests at our various events held at the museum or by networking with industry professionals at offsite events such as the recent SEMA Town Hall Meeting held at Competition Specialties in Auburn, Washington.
Abi drove her first Citroen 2CV when she piloted our historic "Peking to Paris" 2CV for our monthly "Take a Spin", which allows museum guest to experience riding in a wide variety of museum vehicles. Abi was able to talk about the history of the vehicle while demonstrating its unique driving operation.