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Kansas business owner to open car collection to public

February 3, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A software company owner in northeastern Kansas has decided to open an exhibit to showcase his car collection to the public.

CivicPlus owner Ward Morgan and his wife, Brenda, have spent the past 18 months purchasing some of the vehicles that will be featured in the Midwest Dream Car Collection museum in Manhattan. Morgan plans to open the exhibit this spring, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

“We’ve got about 60 cars,” Morgan said. “They’re somewhere between automotive icons and dream cars.”

Some of the vehicles include a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador, a 1961 Morgan Plus 4 Drophead Coupe and a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette.

Morgan purchased a 54,000-square-foot space (5,015-square-meter) property to house the cars last year. The space will also have a self-service bar, a mechanic shop and event rooms. Visitors will be able to put money on a prepaid card to purchase beer and wine while relaxing in the recreation room, Morgan said.

Morgan hopes to tell the history of each car in his exhibit, he said.

“The proceeds are all going to the museum for preservation and display of the cars,” Morgan said. “To share automotive history and also the history of automotives with people, that’s our mission.”

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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