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L.I. May Host Car Museum

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Long Island may get an "autoseum." (credit: AP)

Long Island may get an “autoseum.” (credit: AP)

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – A car museum may be on its way to Long Island.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was sketching out plans for a so-called “Autoseum.” It would combine exhibits of well-known cars used in movies and on TV with a training center for kids to learn to build specialty cars.

Mangano discussed the project with reporters Friday at a news conference, where he stood next to an early version of a Batmobile.

He was joined by Andy Perillo of Syosset and Mike Manning of Baldwin, who have partnered with a west coast firm to develop the Autoseum.

Mangano aides said they are looking at possible sites for the project in Bethpage and Garden City. No word yet on how the project will be financed.

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