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LEICESTER/VIENNA -- The editor of automuseums.info, dr Pál Négyesi completed his PhD thesis in late 2018 at the University of Leicester, School of Museum Studies. Titled "How The Motor Museum Saw The Automobile: Curating The Automobile As Commodity, As Design And As Social History In Germany And Austria In The 20th Century – From National Identity To Mobility", it charts the evolution of the motor museum in Germany and Austria. Here the motor museum is being defined as a museum where automobiles are displayed. It includes science, technical, industrial museums, local history museums and...

CHEMNITZ, Germany, 20 May -- The highlight of the new temporary exhibition, "Fix voran mit Frontantrieb - 90 Jahre DKW-Rennwagen" (Straight Ahead with Front-Wheel-Drive - 90-Years of DKW Racing Cars) is the last factory-sanctioned DKW racing car, which was built for the 1938 Berlin-Rome race. This alloy bodied DKW F9 has recently been restored by the founder of the museum, Frieder Bach.

The exhibition runs until October.

Video on the racing car

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BAD HOMBURG, Germany -- 18 May: The "Central Garage" in Bad Homburg is open again, and features a new exhibition on Alvis. You can see unique models.

Every Spring the Central Garage brings something new. This year, however, car enthusiasts had to be patient. The opening of the new "Alvis" show planned for March 14 had to be dealyed, because of the Corona virus. "We had just finished setting up when the shutdown came," recalls museum director Dieter Dressel. From the middle of April you could marvel at the historic English upper-class vehicles on a 3-D tour of the museum.

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INVERCARGILL, New Zealand -- A rare 1954 barn-door Kombi is among a collection of vehicles on display in Invercargill

An exhibit of dozens of colourful and rare Beetles, Kombis and perhaps lesser-known Volkswagen models, at the Bill Richardson Transport World Truck and Car Museum, opened to the public this week.

Museum communications manager Alana Dixon-Calder said the attraction would be popular.

A notable piece in the collection was an unrestored lime green 1969 single seat Formula Vee race car, which was built in New Zealand, she said.

Along a wall of the...

LADENBURG, Germany -- After the Second World War, there was hardly a car that belonged to a private owner. What the authorities had not confiscated for the glorious "final victory", had fallen victim to the hail of bombs. In those years, only improvisation talent and great hobby skills helped to bring something back to the streets from worn and destroyed remains.

That's how the strangest companions came about. They were called Eigenbaus - one-offs. Here is an example, a rare Tornax Rex modernized in 1950
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STUTTGART, 16 May -- For the 43rd International Museum Day, the Porsche Museum is throwing open its doors to one and all on 17 May 2020, free of charge. In line with this year‘s motto “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, digital live tours will be available this Sunday on Instagram @porsche.museum. So fans can participate from anywhere in the world and experience how Porsche transports the ideas and values of its brand from the past into the future.

“Digital diversity is more important than ever in times like these, where travel is a greater challenge than ever before...

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