A priceless history: Top 5 car museums on the planet
It’s nice to watch beautiful cars and races on different media, but it’s a totally different experience when you see them in flesh. If you are a fan, the museums of rare and important cars in history are a place to be. We chose top 5 museums all over the world – they are witnesses of human effort to make a four wheel perfection.
5) Donington Grand Prix Collection, England
This is a real jewel, made by track owner Tom Wheatcroft, a businessman and car collector from Castle Donington, Leicestershire. The Donington Grand Prix collection is (as far as we kow), the largest collection of Formula One cars in the world. They have a car that Ayrton Senna drove in 1993, when he became a European champion at Donington Grand Prix, than there’s a number of Williams and McLaren cars, but also a rare military collection of artefacts from World War II.
Museum website: donington-collections.co.uk
4) The Porsche Museum, Germany
Need to say more? This is a constantly changing display in Stuttgart of fastest car in the world, a dream of every automobile fan. There are over 80 vehicles on impressive 5,600 square meter exhibition area.
Museum website: porsche.com
3) The Lane Motor Museum, Tennessee, Usa
It was established in 2002, by automotive enthusiast Jeff Lane in Nashville, Tennessee. This guy started restoring cars in his teens. The result? A collection of rare, beautiful cars in running order, from 1922 A. B. C., to Alpha Romeo Spider from 1986, and much, much more.
Museum website: lanemotormuseum.org
2) The Mercedes museum, Germany
Ok, we have cars, but then we have the Mercedes-Benz. This museum offers over 130 years of one of the best car manufacturers in history. The museum is situated in Stuttgart, and they are offering discounts if you visit Porsche Museum in the same city (see above).
Museum website: mercedes-benz.com
1) Cité de l’Automobile in France
Ok, this is a big one: The Schlumpf collection, also known as Cité de l’Automobile in Mulhouse, France, has 520 cars from 98 different manufacturers. There’s the largest collection of Bugatti’s (123), but also various other racers from 1930’s.
Museum website: citedelautomobile.com