Alamo Heights Area

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1953 Chrysler New Yorker Taxi
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American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings at the McNay Art Museum

February 14 – May 19, 2019.

The taxi will be on view in conjunction with the exhibition 

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One ticket for $10
Four tickets for $20

For the first time in museum history, the McNay presents an exhibition combining paintings and cars. American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings explores the ingenuity and innovation of postwar America presenting 10 classic cars, including a 1948 Tucker Torpedo, 1958 Corvette, and 1969 Chevrolet Camaro (custom Spurs car), as sculpture alongside paintings by Robert Indiana, Grace Hartigan, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, and Ed Ruscha.

In the early 1950’s, cities were beginning to allow smaller wheelbase cars to be used in taxi fleets, which up until then had to be on a long wheel base. These new regulations allowed Chrysler to compete with Checker as the two major taxi producers. In 1952, the company restyled the New Yorker design with new sheet-metal and updated many of the mechanical features, with over fifty new improvements, including upgrades to the wipers, heaters, frames, carburetors, suspension, and drive train. The large backseats gave the Chrysler New Yorker a definite advantage as a taxi.

The drawing will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Winner does not need to be present to win.  The winner will have 30 days from the date of the drawing to take possession of the vehicle. The ticket price is not tax deductible. Prize is subject to federal income tax. Winner is responsible for all applicable state and federal taxes. Taxes must be paid to the McNay Art Museum prior to taking possession of the vehicle. No cash-out option.  Winner of the vehicle will be responsible for all applicable taxes, titling, and licensing upon from the Museum.

 

 

Dining with the Masters: American Dreams

 

 

Friday, February 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Join Gala Co-Chairs Lou Celia and Don Frost and Suzanne and Rick Cavender for an exclusive preview of the exhibition American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings, which will explore the ingenuity and innovation of postwar America. Dining with the Masters: American Dreams will be a fabulous evening of cocktails, dinner, and the sensational Nate Evans’ The Temptations Revue to close out the evening!

Tables range from $5,000 – $10,000. For more information, please call 210.805.1761. (Limited amount of tickets and tables remaining)

 

 

 

 

 Cappy’s Restaurant

Still one of San Antonio and Alamo Heights best restaurants year after year! Cappy’s offers casual fine dining and warm hospitality in a relaxed setting, serving contemporary American cuisine, thoughtfully executed.  Best quality seafood, prime steaks and regional specials are the focus of the brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

Just a short drive from downtown San Antonio and the airport, Cappy’s is open 7 days a week, serving lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday brunch.  Reservations are recommended.