Who We Are

Our classes are open to students of varied ages, levels of experience, and income levels. Special programs and grants are available to aid students who would not otherwise have the ability to teach the craftsmanship needed to create world class exhibition.. TV and movie cars the breadth of which may not exist in any other teaching facility. On a career-based level, the restoration, metal working, and auto bodywork skills our students learn will help them showcase their abilities when job searching.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Autoseum’s vision is to be an institution of learning where we teach the craftsmanship involved in the creation of some of the world’s most famous movie cars.

“These classes are open to all generations of car enthusiasts, focusing on the youth of Long Island, from all walks of life.”

The museum will also be home to many of the world’s most famous cars, as well as other unique cars created by the public, providing a place where these great vehicles can be shared with the world in one location helping preserve this great art form and keep it alive and evolving for many generations!

President:  Mike Manning                    Vice President: Andy Perillo

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Two words bring to mind the world’s greatest creations in high profile, custom, one-of-a-kind movie & TV cars: GEORGE BARRIS. MR. BARRIS IS THE KING of KUSTOM CARS.
This great museum was dreamed up by Mike Manning and Andy Perillo George Barris’ East Coast Representatives.

Through Andy’s and Mike’s technical skill & wizardry, George Barris’ amazing, mean, lean, silver screen dream machines were fabricated from concept to completion.

Now these two great individuals what to share their creations and skills with the world in one unique place. If you can dream it Andy & Mike have the skill to build it and are ready to share them with you.

This great museum was dreamed up by Mike Manning and Andy Perillo George Barris’ East Coast Representatives.

OUR PLANS

It is no secret that Long Island loves cars. It is home to more commuters, car clubs and classic and custom cars than any place in America. The Autoseum’s goal is to inform and educate the citizens of Long Island (particularly its youngest citizens) about the history, the industry, the craft and most of all, the people who make this culture of cars a reality.
The Autoseum is the brainchild of two men: Mike Manning and Andy Perillo. Manning and Perillo’s vision for the Autoseum is for it to function as a teaching museum. On permanent display will be some of George Barris’ most famous designs (such as one of the original Batmobile, Aston Martin DB5 from 007 and the Drag-U-La from TV’s Munsters). The Autoseum will also feature regular classes and workshops demonstrating highly specialized equipment and techniques.
Eventually we will have revolving exhibit spaces which will showcase the work of other designers from across Long Island and the country at large. In addition, we also plan to feature a fully functional auto shop, with picture windows to let patrons see every step of the customization process first hand. The garage will employ a rotating staff of interns and apprentices from schools and colleges as well as past students from across Long Island.

Eventually we would also like to offer an on-site restaurant, car club meeting room, event facility, car wash, regular cruise nights, a parts store, swap meets, car shows and other basic automotive services.

With the support of the community the Autoseum is bound to become a premier institution on Long Island for entertainment, education and community service.

GENERAL INFORMATION

We are a registered Non Profit 501(c) (3) IRS organization
NYS Department of Education recognized

Education Supporters:

Nassau County Boces
George Barris Industries
Nassau County
County Executive Ed Mangano

BUILD CARS LIKE THESE

JAMES BOND 007

This Lotus James Bond Car came straight from the future
when it made it's debut in the James Bond 007 movie!

SPEED RACER

Check out our Speed Racer, which was
used in actual film production on set
in many episodes. You can take a ride in
it around town!!

1966 BATMOBILE

The classic Batmobile from the 60's,
1966 to be exact!

X-X-X VIN DIESEL

This Classic Muscle Car was featured in
the hit movie "x-X-x", with Vin Diesel behind
the wheel pulling amazing stunts and tricks.

BLACK BEAUTY

Known as the "Green Hornet", Green and Black,
this powerhouse is a very unique and mysterious car.

GENERAL LEE

This Classic Muscle Car was featured in the
hit tv series Dukes of Hazards