Horton Classic Car Museum

By: jwilder

Horton Classic Car Museum Nocona Texas

The Horton Classic Car Museum, is located in Nocona, Texas. With the city tagline as "The Classic Car Capital of Texas," you know this museum (and town) has to be worth a visit.

The Horton Classic Car Museum is housed in what once was the town's Ford dealership. It has a roomy 37,400 square feet to explore, and over 130 cars on display. The collection focuses on American vintage, classic and muscle cars.

Corvette fans will love the museum's extensive corvette collection that features 32 corvettes from 1953 to 1978.

About the Owners

The museum is owned by Pete and Barbara Horton. Pete was raised in the oil business, and had a career of roughnecking on drilling sites. In 1986 Pete and Barbara founded Peba Oil & Gas. Their success in business allowed them to pursue their shared dream of owning an ultimate car collection and restoring the historic town of Nocona.


The Horton Classic Car Museum is located in Nocona, Texas. Nocona is about 90 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas.

Horton Classic Car Museum
115 West Walnut Street
Nocona, Texas 76255
(940) 825-1022

Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

Visit their website for additional information.

Plan Your Trip to Nocona

If you want to experience the fullness of the Classic Car Capitol of Texas, then plan your trip in May. Each year in May, the Horton Car Museum sponsors the "Cruisin' Nocona" event that features three full days of activities, including a classic car auction.

North Texas Car Museum Trail

Since Nocona, Texas claims the title of "The Classic Car Capital of Texas," I find it fitting to make Nocona the starting destination of our North Texas Car Museum Trail.

If you want to follow the trail, the next stop is Weatherford, Texas, and the Vintage Car Museum. Weatherford is just 83 miles south of Nocona.

James Wilder

James Wilder is the owner, writer, photographer, designer, and developer for MOTOR Texas.


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