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Exhibit Event Scheduling

Exhibit Event Scheduling of the Clax Motometer Collection is easy, uncomplicated and without fee for loan.  Qualified automotive museums, organizations or learning institutions need only click on the Contact Us Link and include a brief request and one of our staff will respond shortly.  All Collection event scheduling is on a first come basis.  The breath of an exhibition can be tailored to your organizations specific interests, needs and space requirements/limitations.  We are happy to accommodate all interested parties where possible.

Several new MotometerCentral™ motometer exhibitions are currently scheduled.  Fresh exhibitions begin in February at the Ontario County Historical Society Museum in New York's Finger Lakes Region.


  The OCHS Museum is located at 55 North Main Street in Canandaigua, NY 14424.

The MotometerCentral™ motometer exhibition begins opens with a V. I. P. only invitational gala on February 2nd then runs until September 8th, 2018.

This will be a grand opportunity to see the world's greatest motometer collection in the hometown of automotive hall of fame inductee John north Willys, of Willys Overland and Jeep fame.  You can also visit the vast number of award winning vineyards, wineries and creameries along with Watkins Glen International  motorsports park.

Immediately after this spectacular event MotometerCentral™ founder Francis G. Clax will be a featured guest speaker and presenter at the Antiue Automobile Club of America (AACA) Annual National Conference on Saturday, February 10th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

There Francis will discuss the topic of  "Automobilia & Its Relationship to Preserving Automotive History."  He will bring a small sampling of his overall rare automobilia artifact collection including radiator badges/emblems, brass vehicle tags, chauffeur badges, documents, pocket watches/clocks, tools, artwork, books and motometers.

We appreciate exhibiting at our automotive industry history preservation events and conferences every year since 2013.

We look forward to new and ever more exciting motometer collection exhibitions and displays in  years to come.


Our exhibiting partners can always expect something new and different from any previous exhibition as our collection is always growing, expanding and becoming more diverse with each passing day.

MotometerCentral's™ motometer collection is astounding and eclectic in its assemblage of these rare early automotive industry historic artifacts.  Our collection is like no other, not just in its sizeable quantity, extraordinary quality and variety, but in its dedication to the truly rare, authentic and historically significance.  Including many artifacts of substantiated provenance.

No other motometer automobilia collection is a well substantiated or includes as many of the earliest examples from a wide variety of popular and extremely limited production manufacturers or independent inventors, including four of the oldest five in known existence.

The MotometerCentral™ collection owned by founder Francis G. Clax and his company F & D Co. The collection is unprecedented and was created to form a three-dimensional artifact record of of the history of these early Twentieth Century automobile radiator-mounted engine temperature indicators.

Francis is the expert on the subject of motometers and is also available for subject discussions, lectures, seminars and professional presentations.  Contact for fee schedule and reservations.

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Qualified automotive museums, organizations or learning institutions are welcome to request brochures and other supplemental information to assist their decision-making or to simply find out more about motometers and what they could/can expect from this unique and historically significant collection.

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Motometer Collection Exhibit and other Event Postings

Schedule postings for the Clax Motometer Collection and other related events will be listed in these available spaces.  Please visit this site location and that of our site partner, friends and affiliates for more information.  

If you have an event that you would like to have us post here please drop us a line using the Contact Us  Link.  Event Schedules are posted on a first come basis and listed chonologically according to calendar year.  More notice is preferable to less.  Thank you.

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Scheduled: UPCOMING

MotometerCentral's™ outstanding and extensive motometer collection ill be the featured exhibition of the Ontario County 

Historical Society Museum from February 2nd, 2018 until September 8th, 2018.

The Ontario County Historical Society Museum is located at 55 North Main Street in Canandaigua, New York 14424.  You can visit their website at www.ochs.org for more information on this and other exhibitions, events and available resources.

MotometerCentral's™ founder and collection owner, Francis G. Clax promises that more ultra rare motometer artifacts will be on display than at any of the prior exhibitions, so this should be quite a treat for historians and true automobile enthusiasts.

Francis will hold a number of seminars and discussion sessions on motometers; their origin and history; functioning mechanisms and operating principles; functionality testing methods; best displaying methods; and other related topics.

Francis is the world's leading authority on all things motometer-related.

DATE:  Friday, February 2, 2018 -

             Saturday, September 8, 2018

LOCATION: 55 North Main Street

                     Canandaigua, New York 14424

                     Telephone:  (585) 394-4975

                      Website:   www.ochs.org

This event is free to the public.

Car clubs are welcome and may schedule exclusive visitations and guides throughout the exhibit by contacting www.ochs.org or calling (585) 394-4975.



MotometerCentral™ founder, Francis G. Clax was a featured Guest Speaker at the November 10-11, 2017 Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History in Watkins Glen, New York for the Society of Automotive Historians and International Motor Racing Research Center.

Society of Automotive Historians International Motor Racing History Section and the International Motor Racing Research Center.

Friday and Saturday, November 10-11, 2017


International Motor Racing Research Center 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

(607) 535-9044


Symposium/Conference Theme:

"The Cultural Turn Meets the First Turn"


"Anne Cecile Rose-Itier - Overcoming Gender Barriers and Earning Legitimacy by Competing and Winning"​                



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