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TURIN, 18 March - From the Cisitalia of 1947 to the 2uettottanta of 2010, through the Flaminia Presidenziale. These are some of the milestones of Pininfarina design on show in the new National Automobile Museum of Turin, which opens March 20.

Among the 200 cars on display in the reborn Museum dedicated to the history of the four wheels the Cisitalia 202 could not be missing. So the "moving sculpture", as defined by Arthur Drexler, can be admired again by the public, after an accurate restoration completed in 2009 at the Pininfarina plant in Cambiano (Torino). The car is still on...

Among the major car collections in the world, there is one that stands out more than any other as synonymous with excellence: that of iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren. A selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to present day is on view for the first time in Europe at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs. seventeen outstanding cars, chosen by curator Rodolphe Rapetti, and put on display by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, outline the main phases of European automobile history. With this collection, Ralph Lauren shows that the automobile is a major art form created by the...

The National Technical Museum in Prague reopened on 16 February after more than four years of renovations. The biggest such institution in the country, with more than 50,000 items in its collections, the museum will be featuring some all-time favourite exhibitions, such as one on the history of transport. But it is also launching some brand new exhibits as well.

The museum reopens with five permanent exhibitions. These include displays on the history of transport, printing and astronomy, as well as a photographic studio from the early 20th century. One new exhibit, on the museum’s...

I just discovered that the Mantova Automobile Club found a temporary home for the Tazio Nuvolari Collection: at the Palace of the Captain (Palazzo del Capitano), Piazza Sordello, 42/a, Mantova.

It is open only on weekends from 10 AM to 6:30 PM and right now this place will be used 'til the end of December, 2010.

TORRANCE, CA, USA - The Toyota USA Automobile Museum marked its “Grand Re-Opening” here today (2 November), with more than 100 models on display at its new, expanded facility.

The Museum features Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars and trucks dating back to 1958, along with more than a dozen historic racing vehicles. A history of Toyota’s operations in the U.S. and around the world also is part of the Museum display.

“The museum reflects a vision Toyota has held since its founding nearly a century ago, to enrich society through building cars,” said Jim Lentz, president and chief...

We're back ... though we have never left in the first place.

When the site was launched in March, 2010 I hoped it would appear in Google search results by summer. It did not happen. There are a lot of potential explanations for this, but it slightly dimmed my enthusiasm for this project.

In the meantime we've been covered by The Auto Channel, Classic&Sportscar, several forums, Bing indexed us and so on. A lot of positive feedback was received from various museums, though the World Forum for Motor Museum has yet to make good on its promise to assist us on making the site...

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