Classic car buff David Jacobson has just opened a new attraction for Long Island auto enthusiasts to ooh and ahh over vintage wheels and related memorabilia.
The 18,000-square-foot Collector Car Showcase on Route 106 in Oyster Bay could be called a museum, but Jacobson describes it as “a showcase of imaginable achievement in engineering and design.”
The showcase features foreign and domestic classic autos, century-old gas pumps and advertising signs from as far back as the late 1800s. Open five days a week, the petroliana palace has more than 1,000 items on display.
Jacobson envisions using the showcase as a “living laboratory” for nearby schools and colleges. CCS also provides custom detailing, exterior and interior reconditioning services, car storage, hand car washing and window tinting, among other services. And the cars displayed can also be purchased.
We’re guessing it’s only a matter of time until Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano – a self-proclaimed car buff – moves his offices from Mineola to a wing in the Oyster Bay showcase.