Italian car collector Nicola Bulgari rides to America on Wheels' rescue

May 30, 2016 699

Almost since it opened in 2008, Allentown's America on Wheels Museum has struggled financially, dipping each year into a dwindling endowment to cover operating costs while its leadership waited for development of the city's Lehigh riverfront to shift into gear.

The museum — which chronicles the history of over-the-road transportation — has developed a dedicated following among local classic car enthusiasts, but struggled to attract enough patrons to repay the $2.7 million balance of a $4 million construction loan from BB&T Bank.

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