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Detroit designers have always led the way in car design. The futuristic concept cars, roaring muscle cars, and sleek racers designed in and around the city shape our ideas of what a car can be. Working on paper, in clay, and in metal, their ideas drive American car culture and inform the way we get around every day.

This exhibition organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts will highlight the artistry and influence of Detroit car designers working between 1950 and the present day. It will bring together 12 coupes and sedans designed across that 70-year period to highlight...

TURIN, 26 OCTOBER - The exhibition “Lingotto VIVE & RIVIVE. Quand’era una fabbrica”, visitable in Pavilion 5 of the Lingotto Shopping Centre, is a fascinating experience revealing an ex-industrial site that is a symbol of Turin and of urban regeneration in general. Here, in the decades between the early 1920s and the late 1980s, a car-making factory became a world famous avant-garde Fiat production site.

FCA Heritage has lent extraordinary videos and photographs belonging to its precious collection housed in the Centro Storico Fiat. These evocatively illustrate the productive...

TACOMA, WA, 16 October - LeMay – America’s Car Museum is opening a new exhibit of classic European automobiles to the public this week, courtesy of Eugene, Oregon collectors Alex and Amy Haugland. The exhibit features 11 extraordinary automobiles from the 1930s to the 1970s, drawn from their collection of more than 130 vehicles – all of which are running cars that are driven on frequent journeys.

Among the cars selected for the exhibit are a 1938 Bentley Saloon; a 1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato; a 1959 Lotus; a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE; and a 1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal.

The Hauglands...

OGRE, Latvia, 15 August - The Ogres Vēstures un mākslas muzejs (Ogre History and Art Museum) is hosting an exhibition showcasing classic motorcycles from the Jura Rambas Collection

The exhibition runs until 10 October.

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom, 20 July -- The Silverstone Experience reopened its doors on 20 July, giving motorsport fans the chance to get their racing fix after months of lockdown. Visitors can now get close to cars and bikes from seven decades of motorsport history and experience the Ultimate Lap – an immersive cinema show.

The museum team has worked hard during lockdown to prepare for a safe and fun experience for all visitors and has achieved the Visit England consumer mark ‘We’re Good to Go’. Built in a restored WW2 RAF hangar, The Silverstone Experience is a huge indoor space...

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...

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