Automotive Art Deco Museum to Open in Spring 2010
According to officials, “a display of more than 100 historic French cars is planned to include examples from Delahaye, Delage, Talbot-Lago, Voisin, Hispano-Suiza and of course, Bugatti, wrapped in voluptuous forms from the iconic coachbuilding ateliers of Chapron, Figoni et Falaschi, Gangloff, Vanvooren, Labourdette, Letourneur et Marchand and Saoutchik, among others.”
“Next to the Pebble Beach Concours winning automobile restorations, will be displayed 30 unrestored art treasures. They are the core of the collection purchased by the Schlumpf brothers, industrialists of the Alsace region of France in the early 60s. Their goal was to bring all the Bugattis back to where they had been created. Their enormous collection of French cars is now called Musée National – Collection Schlumpf,” said official sources.
Peter Mullin recently bought the Schlumpf brothers collection and decided to exhibit 30 of its favorite cars in as-found condition before a 90-foot diorama of the barn in which they were discovered. By showing restored and unrestored cars together Mullin wants to emphasize the work these care require in order to became award-winning showpieces.
The Mullin Automotive Museum will open this spring in Oxnard, California, so if you’re in the area check it out. It’s supposed to be jaw dropping. For more information you should check out the museum's website.