When Philippe Charbonneaux died in 1998, the future of the museum was uncertain.
An association was formed to perpetuate the work carried out since the creation of the museum: the Salon des Collections Automobiles Rémois, known to enthusiasts by the acronym SCAR.
This acronym mischievously echoes the company SCAR, Societé de Construction Automobile de Reims formerly based in Witry-les-Reims, one of the very rare models of which is part of the museum's collections.
The associative museum, managed solely by volunteers, has the following missions:
- the preservation, maintenance, management and promotion of the Reims-Champagne Automobile Museum,
- the exhibition and enhancement of all vehicles and accessories (cars, motorcycles,
bicycles and miniatures and all other motor vehicles), relating to
the automobile inside the Museum,
- welcoming the individual public, groups, associations or clubs,
- the contribution to the safeguard of the Automobile Heritage and its presentation within the museum,
- the enhancement of museum vehicles during exhibitions, shows and events.