Rex Russell's Auto Museum - Mentor, Kansas
Rex Russell's Auto Museum in Mentor, Kansas, just south of Salina, doubles as an automobile themed event space. In addition to wedding receptions and parties, the Auto Museum hosts many benefit events.
Rex Russell has about 90 classic cars and most of the vehicles are regularly driven. On the afternoon that we toured the museum. Rex had already driven several that day. During the summer months, the students from the McPherson College Auto Restoration Program come up one evening a week and take many of the vehicles out for a spin.
Rex was born November 24, 1932 at Galva, Kansas and often hosts an open house on his birthday. His collecting started with antique Caterpillar tractors and bulldozers which he and his son restored, but changed to collecting automobiles after his son died in an industrial accident. The first classic car in Rex's collection was a 1911 Ford Model T.
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