The Tupelo Automobile Museum has added another royal visitor. And no, it’s not from
That’s the Rolls out front, mostly hiding the El Camino. And yes, that’s a Gibson “Lucille” guitar in front.
THAT royal family.
Instead it’s even better, one of Mississippi’s very own: The King of Blues, B.B. King.
OK, it’s not King himself, but two of his cars – a 1984 Chevy El Camino and a 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Talk about being on opposite ends of the automotive spectrum!
The cars are on loan to the Automobile Museum from the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, which has no place to store or display them.
The El Camino is an electric blue, restored model King bought in 1996. B.B. King Museum officials prefer to call it “Delta Blues blue,” by the way.
The two-tone, brown and tan Rolls is a hand-crafted beauty “fit for a king.”
With the addition of the two cars, the auto museum now is home to three kings and their cars – the King of NASCAR, Richard Petty; the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis; and now B.B. King.
All they need now is something from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson (not sure he drove, however.)
Read more in tomorrow’s Daily Journal.