WATCH: Melbourne Police Chief David Gillespie Hosts ‘Community Connections’, Featuring Mark Pieloch
By Space Coast Daily // September 15, 2020
CHIEF GILLESPIE TAKES QUESTIONS FROM MELBOURNE'S LOCAL LEADERS, BUSINESS OWNERS AND CITIZENS
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police Department asks you to join them for another episode of their weekly “Community Connections” series.
Chief David Gillespie takes questions from our local leaders, business owners, and citizens.
We strive to keep these crucial conversations going to build on the already strong relationships we have with or community.
This week Melbourne Police Chief speaks with Mark Pieloch, Owner American Muscle Car Museum.
About the American Muscle Car Museum
Located in Melbourne, Florida, this new 123,000 square foot complex houses the collection of Mark Pieloch. Mark has been a car enthusiast for over 40 years and has amassed over 325+ cars that range from classic 1950s to 1970’s American muscle cars, to modern “sophisticated” muscle like a 2019 Ford GT.
The 501(c)3 museum, located on 42 acres in Melbourne, includes 90,000 sqft of vehicle display area, an 18,000 sqft showroom, and an adjacent 15,000 sqft maintenance and restoration facility for the collection.
The private museum is located at 3500 Sarno Road. It is not open to the public but is open to host numerous non-profit fundraisers, car activities, and educational tours for assisted living communities and school-age children.
The collection itself, in addition to the cars, has vintage balloon tire bicycles, auto-related neon signs, antique gas pumps, jukeboxes, pedal cars, vintage soda coolers, motorcycles, and more.
The main features of the collection are:
■ More than nearly 50 Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars & Trucks
■ More than 35 Shelby’s
■ Over 30 Porsches including Six Porsche-Diesel Tractors
■29 Yenkos, at least one car for every make and model ever built, which makes it the most extensive Yenko car collection in the world
■ Over 80 First Place National show winners
Within the car collection, there are 100+ cars with less than 100 original miles, 40+ cars with between 100 to 999 original miles and 30+ cars with between 1,000 to 9,999 original miles.
As you stroll through the Museum you will literally see the “Who’s Who” of American Muscle cars.