AER Auto Museum
Showroom of Classy Vintage Cars

What began as a passion for classic and hot rod cars soon became an incredible showroom filled with vintage cars and memorabilia.

The AER Auto Museum is located in a 12,000-square-foot showroom in Carrollton, Texas, at the company’s corporate headquarters. The museum features 14 cars and trucks, each with descriptive informational signs. The cars are waxed to perfection, and those with raised hoods reveal engines that shine with the care that has been bestowed upon them.

The backdrop for the vintage-cars display is a 360-degree life-size mural that took two years to complete. Artist Duke Horn painted the mural from 1994 to 1996. Using monochromatic black, white and red paint, the artist draws viewers in with endearing scenes of days gone by. The mural depicts famous and familiar scenes that correspond with the wall’s location—such as the Dallas skyline on the east wall, and Fort Worth on the west—with numerous classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles throughout.

Among our favorites

AER Chairman Bob McGraw and fellow AER employees have filled the showroom with their own personal car collections.

Among the cars and trucks on display:
2006 Ford GT
1979 Ford Bronco
1964 Ford Triumph TR-4 with a 302 engine
AER NASCAR Craftsman Truck
Ford 1963 F-100 Unibody with a blown 302 with Nitro
Ford 1965 Mustang, high performance 289 2+2
Ford 1967 “B” production race car, a Shelby GT 350 Mustang
Ford 1966 351 AC Cobra
Ford 1957 312 Thunderbird
1950 F-1 Ford Pickup with a Flat Head
1969 Boss 429 Mustang
1995 Mustang Cobra “altered”


Among the mural’s features:
Street scene to represent north suburban housing
Full-size replica of a Texaco station – Willis’ Texaco
Downtown Dallas skyline and expressways
Grand Prix of Dallas, representing the Trans AM races of the early 1990s
Prince hamburgers, a landmark diner
The old Red Bird Airport
Downtown Ft. Worth skyline
Custom Automotive and Automotive Supply Speed Shop
Ridglea Theater movie house

To add to the museum’s ambiance is antique memorabilia, such as:
Texaco Sky Chief gas pump
Early 1900 model of a Ford Dealer sign hanging from the roof
1940s model Coca Cola drink box,
Authentic juke box, slot machine, pinball machine and phone booth!

In addition, an area designated as Café AER is used for parties, luncheons and meetings.

Although the Auto Museum is not open to the public, AER customers are encouraged to visit and tour.

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