Founded by Gab and Evonna Joiner, J & R Vintage Auto Museum was established in 1995 as a family-friendly space to display their collection with room for Gab to tinker on his cars and have fun with his grandkids – a place for the family to gather and make memories.
As long-time supporters of The Great Race, Gab and Evonna began their Great Race career in 1987 when Evonna and her best friend, Melba Anderson, wanted to race. The two women brought a 1931 Ford Cabriolet and were dubbed 'The Golden Girls'. In the 1980's there were few women in the Great Race, and those who did participate were typically support crew or running with their husbands. Not Evonna and Melba - instead they ran the event while being supported by their husbands Gab and Tommy. The 'Golden Girls' made history that year, becoming the first all-female team to finish the race.
Sadly, Gab Joiner passed away in 2015. The cars offered here represent the passion and commitment both he and Evonna brought to this hobby over the years. With a keen eye for the extremely rare and uncommon, his diverse interests are reflected by the wide variety of distinctive, important and unusual cars that make up the collection. Each is an outstanding example of its kind.