PUNTA GORDA — Following 14 years in Punta Gorda, Muscle Vehicle Town proprietor Rick Treworgy has decided to near the doors of his museum of about 200 GM muscle mass cars and trucks.
“I, with weighty heart, have made the decision it is time to retire,” Treworgy wrote in a Dec. 20 Facebook write-up. “Muscle Auto City, this year, is going backwards mainly because of COVID-19 and the absence of worldwide visitors.”
The selection has been a lifelong job for Treworgy, who owns all of the common motor vehicles.
They incorporate Corvettes, Chevelles, GTOs, Camaros, Novas and a 1936 Chevy Phaeton −— just one of only 7 that were being built and nevertheless in existence.
“It’s been a excellent (operate) and I have liked each individual minute of it, but I am 72 and commencing to feel like it,” he continued.
Treworgy, who couldn’t be arrived at for comment, plans to close the museum Jan. 17.
Treworgy originally opened the museum in a former Walmart in Punta Gorda but afterwards moved the assortment to its present-day location — previously a Sweetbay Grocery store — in the Seminole Lakes Plaza.
Mecum Auctions will be marketing about 3-quarters of Treworgy’s selection, according to Treworgy’s article.
“The rest I will consider dwelling and it will develop into my private toy box all over again,” he wrote.
The auction will acquire location on Jan. 22 and 23. For a lot more details on the auction, connect with Muscle mass Car City at 941-575-5959.
Treworgy ideas to keep Sting Rays Bar & Grill at the museum open up.
“After it all settles, (we) will maybe do (auto) demonstrates and swap satisfies via that organization, but for proper now will be concentrating on receiving the museum shut and the space it’s taking up leased.”