Rex Russell's Auto Museum

704 East Mentor Rd
Mentor, Kansas 67416
 

Open by appointment only
(785) 667-4355
Free

Rex Russell's Auto Museum Map

Rex Russell's Auto Museum - Mentor, Kansas
Rex Russell's Auto Museum
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.



 


The newest building housing the auto collections has 20 hydraulic lifts to double the number of vehicles displayed


 

1937 Lincoln Model K limousine
1937 Lincoln Model K V-12 Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet limousine

1926 Ford Model T - Rex Russell's Auto Museum
1926 Ford Model T race car

Stanley Steamers, Ford Phaeton
Two 1919 Stanley Steamer Touring Cars and a 1928 Ford AR Phaeton

Pierce Fire Truck - Rex Russell's Auto Museum
Pierce Fire Truck


1911 Mercury Truck
12 horse power, 2 cylinders and an open crankcase which drops oil on the ground

Graham Brothers Pickup, Ford TT Chassis, Chrysler Coupe
1927 Graham Brothers Pickup, 1924 Ford TT Chassis, 1930 Chrysler Coupe


Rex Russell

Dinning and party space
Preparing for an anniversary party

Rex Russell's Auto Museum Map - Mentor, Kansas
Rex Russell's Auto Museum Map

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