Museums

Two places to discover the history of the Franklin Automobile Company

(September 23, 2014) One of the most interesting and intriguing pages from automotive history concerns the Franklin Automobile Company, which flourished in the first three decades of the 20th Century manufacturing an assortment of luxury cars.

Special exhibition at Porsche Museum: 'Project: Top Secret!

(September 19, 2014) STUTTGART — From Sept. 17 through Jan.11, the "Project: Top Secret!" special exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany will showcase 16 unique vehicles, most of which have never been shown to the public. The range of automobiles on display includes top-secret concept cars, camouflaged prototypes as well as one-of-a-kind record-breaking, testing and experimental vehicles.

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Gilmore Car Museum to officially open Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum

(September 18, 2014) HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. — The Gilmore Car Museum will once again make history as it celebrates the grand opening of the new Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, Calif., presents motorcycle exhibition

(July 10 2014) GLENDALE, Calif. — Forest Lawn Museum presents Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle, an exhibition of distinctive and artfully designed motorcycles, intricately painted motorcycle parts and accessories, and motorcycle-themed artworks. The exhibit is open until Jan. 5, 2015.

Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle is the latest presentation in Forest Lawn Museum’s celebrated history of unique, exciting and popular exhibitions.

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Chevrolet dealer, Corvette collector opens museum in Ohio

Source: Hemmings Daily Blog

(July 9, 2014) Corvette collector and long-time Chevrolet dealer Bob McDorman has opened the Bob McDorman Automotive Museum in Canal Winchester, Ohio, southeast of Columbus.

Maserati Centennial Exhibition opens at Enzo Ferrari Museum

(June 20, 2014) — A unique exhibition dedicated to the Centennial of Maserati was inaugurated in Modena, Italy, earlier this month. MASERATI 100 - A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars retraces the story of the Italian car manufacturer through an exhibition featuring some of the Trident marque’s most significant road and racing cars, plus a highly engaging show employing 19 projectors, enabling visitors to relive the most significant moments in the history of Maserati and to learn about the individuals who shaped its history.

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Celebrity car collectors and experts to help with Petersen coupe exhibit

(April 1, 2014) LOS ANGELES — A small cadre of rock legends, critically acclaimed film directors, famous actors, and world-renown race car drivers all have one thing in common — a passionate relationship with the automobile. The Petersen Automotive Museum has invited 12 of the world’s most well-known car collectors, drivers and designers to each choose what they consider the best two-seat, fixed-roof high performance car of all time for The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes, a new exhibit opening on April 10.

New Enzo Ferrari Museum opens in Modena

(February 19, 2014) MODENA, Italy — The new Enzo Ferrari Museum (EFM) was opened Feb. 18 in Modena by Luca di Montezemolo and Piero Ferrari, the son of the man who started off the amazing story of a marque recognized today as the strongest in the world.

The choice of Feb. 18 for the reopening of the MEF was in recognition of the anniversary of Enzo Ferrari’s birth on Feb. 18, 1898.

Dick Burdick's classic cars

(January 7, 2014) Dick's Classic Garage opened in July 2009, a collection of 60 cars in a new, modern building in San Marcos, Texas, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio near Interstate 35.

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Miami Auto Museum announces special collection limited display

(December 4, 2013) MIAMI, Florida — The Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection has created a special exhibition to share their latest acquisition. Nearly 50 classic cars were obtained from a private collector and are now on public display.

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