There is wealth of antique eye candy on display at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo, New York. The collection was amassed by Jim and Mary Ann Sandora over nearly half a century; it includes cars, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, vintage auto posters, and cool old gas pumps. Among the featured vehicles is a six-cylinder, 40-horsepower Thomas Flyer from 1909; a luxurious seven-passenger Pierce Arrow touring car from 1918; and a rare 1948 Playboy, of which just 97 were built. The primo highlight for many visitors, however, is the full-scale prototype of a 1927 filling station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was super-progressive at the time, thanks to a novel gravity-fed fueling system. Alas, it never saw the light of day.
The Pierce Arrow Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $10.
263 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY; 716-853-0084.