If you remember the old TV show Route 66 fondly, you’ll lose yourself in the Piccadilly. Set in yet another historic red-brick landmark – the 1892 Christie’s building — the museum’s primary emphasis is vintage cars. Yet anything and everything related to other-era highway driving in the United States is on display here.
The museum’s exhibits are a tribute to a Nevada native named Roy Alan Carson, an obsessive collector of license plates and other transportation-related memorabilia who is said to have driven in all 3,800 counties in the United States. The road signs and license plates date to the 1920s and have a distinctive 1940s-60s flair. It’s the place to roam if you’re a car buff, but call ahead to make sure the Piccadilly is open – like many such Montana businesses, they’re casual about their schedule.