It would not be uncommon to find a place like this while cruising the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) in Southern California, but not on Long Island. However, as of January 2015, Teddy Roosevelt'’ hometown of Oyster Bay has its own vintage Petroliana, automotive and advertising exhibition.
Called “Collector Car Showcase” (www.collectorcarshow-
case.com), this multi-level, 18,000 square-foot facility sits on Route 106 (aka, Pine Hollow Road) at the gateway to this North Shore hamlet — home to several museums, but better known as the Summer White House (Sagamore Hill) for the nation’s 26th President Theodore Roosevelt.
Just opened after extensive construction since summer 2013, CCS should have great appeal to avid car, Petroliana, and advertising collectors, American history buffs, and those who enjoy casual an tiquing or just love unimaginable craftsmanship and beauty of a passing era.
Some would call it a museum, but its creator David Jacobson, 51, a local resident, said it better by calling it a showcase of imaginable achievement in engineering and design. In it, you will find vintage automobiles from several countries, gas pumps from the early 1900s and advertising signs that harkens back to late 1800s.
The showcase, open five days a week, has over 1,000 items on display that adorn the walls, ceiling and floors.
A complete listing of the collection has been researched
and is maintained online.
Rather than serve as a permanent exhibition, the intent place, but as a venue for corporate, personal and family-oriented events and parties.of CCS is to shift the showcase theme every two months.
For example, a Corvette Showcase is being considered for the spring where significant Corvettes From 1953 through 1978 would be dis played, allowing the facility to host many national and regional car clubs. An important role for the Showcase is to serve not only as a meeting
While the facility is a first class museum-like facility that showcases yesteryear, CCS also provides custom detailing, exterior and interior reconditioning services, car storage, hand car washing and window tinting, among other amenities. Cars displayed can also be purchased.
“This is a perfect window to the ‘Mad Men’ era that will excite all types of people as it certainly has for me in making this extraordinary place a reality.”