Hot Wheels In WNY

June 10, 2011 Updated Jun 10, 2011 at 8:40 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 10, 2011 Updated Jun 10, 2011 at 8:40 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Channel 7's Jaclyn Asztalos checked out some of the hottest wheels in WNY Friday morning at the Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum on Seneca Street in Buffalo.

Jaclyn met owner and automobile collector James Sandoro to tour the facility, and find out about a weekend event where the public can participate in picking up unique automotive items, while helping to contribute to the construction of a new historic destination.

The Auction to Benefit The Buffalo Transportation / Pierce-Arrow Museum, in Buffalo, NY will be held June 11th, 2011 ~ 12 noon (9am Preview)

Admission is a $10 Donation (tax deductible) per person donation to the Pierce Arrow Museum (includes admission to the Museum & auction areas) Where: The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum 201 Seneca @ 263 Michigan, Downtown Buffalo, 14203

Plans have been developed to build the Filling Station within the walls of the new 60,000 square foot Museum expansion. The station structure, with it’s 45’ high copper totems and expansive copper roof will now be protected from exposure to wind, rain and snow and will be able to be seen in comfort year round. Mezzanine levels will surround the indoor station so visitors will be able to look down and over the copper roof and red and white concrete paving.

In 1927, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the station for the corner of Michigan and Cherry. It was never built. The Buffalo Transportation Museum purchased the rights to build the station from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in the year 2002. Major funding is now in place and construction is expected to begin next spring. Work to improve the facade of the original Museum building will be started first. The Museum will have a new arched entrance, complimentary brickwork and railings imitating the Pierce Arrow factory on Elmwood and Great Arrow.