Blog: Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection at LeMay Car Museum 11.19.22

Master Craftsman Rick Dore visits Lemay to talk James Hetfield's of Metallica classic car collection
Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia

If you didn't know already, James Hetfield of Metallica second passion behind the band and music is his love for classic cars. His collection is one of the finest and on 11.19.22 at the the awesome Lemay Car Museum in Tacoma, WA the famous American custom car builder to James collection on display, Rick Dore was in house.

Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection at LeMay Car Museum 11.19.22
Rick Dore - Master Craftsman - Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia

Earlier in the year, America’s Automotive Trust and LeMay Car Museum announced Rick Dore as the 2022 Master Craftsman award recipient. This award each year goes to a highly skilled individual who has dedicated their life in the automotive restoration and customization world. His 2 hour interview and autograph session brought many fans of his work as well as Metallica fans out to this great event.

Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection at LeMay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia
Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia
Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia

It was a blast attending the pre-door opening media event. Got some one-on-one times talking to Rick about his history with Hetfield and random questions of some of these works of art shown in the exhibit. Mind blowing designs and detail you'll see in many of the photos I took during my time at the event.

Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia
Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia
Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia
Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia

Besides Rick Dore of Rick Dore Kustoms, there's also Scott Mugford of Blue Collar Customs and Marcel De Lay of Marcel’s Custom Metal in team Hetfield's car builders. When you see these cars you won't believe the designs, the colors, the fenders, the one-of-a-kind automotive look. Rick was great talking to the fans and signing autographs after his interview with The Avants Podcast.

Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia
Reclaimed Rust - The James Hetfield Collection - Lemay Car Museum 11.19.22
Photo credit Iron Mike Savoia

If you've never been to the Lemay Automobile Car Museum you need to go! Besides James Hetfield's 10 most precious custom cars are on display till January 2023, there's 4 floors of the world's greatest cars on display. Fun to be had by all including families. Get your tickets to see this collection.
www.americascarmuseum.org/event/reclaimed-rust-featuring-master-craftsman-rick-dore

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Iron Mike Savoia