LeMay museum volunteers take car lovers down memory lane

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LeMay museum volunteers take car lovers down memory lane

LeMay-America’s Car Museum is heaven on wheels for people like Bill Simon.
As one of the volunteer tour guides, Simon gets to satisfy his own fascination with automobiles while fulfilling the curiosity of visitors who make the pilgrimage to the museum in Tacoma.
And there are opportunities for more people to join Simon in the museum’s volunteer ranks. Museum officials are recruiting for any of nine volunteer roles, ranging from guides to members of the “pit crew” who help visitors take turns in race-car simulators.

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