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Alfa Romeo Museum re-opens
5th July, 2015
Alfa Romeo is opening its museum in Arese, Milan, Italy to the public once again; the museum hosts a book shop, café, documentation centre, test drive track, events venues and a showroom ..... more

Coventry Motor Museum classic car record attempt
15th May, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover Heritage supports Coventry Transport Museum’s world record attempt marking the re-launch of the museum next month ..... more

Chamberlain's famous Torana acquired by ANM
19th August, 2014
National Museum of Australia has acquired the yellow 1977 Torana V8 hatchback which was central to the conviction and ultimate exoneration of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, over the 1980 disappearance of their daughter, Azaria ..... more

Sinkhole damages America's Corvette Museum
18th February, 2014
Motion detectors going off in the Skydome area was the first sign of trouble at the Museum. An early morning inspection revealed a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum and taken 8 Corvettes with it ..... more

Rolls-Royce exhibition at BMW Museum
20th March, 2013
The exhibition, entitled ‘Strive for Perfection’, celebrates the tenth year of the Rolls-Royce marque under BMW Group ownership and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce ..... more

NZ's Southward Car Museum
22nd July, 2012
Let me say right now, this is the best motor museum I’ve seen. A big call when you’ve been to museums in Australia, the UK and Europe ..... more

Skoda's new Museum
8th July, 2012, 2012
Skoda wants the redesigned museum to allow people to learn about the origins of today’s global brand. The new museum is housed in one of the first Skoda factory buildings ..... more

Continued success for Mercedes-Benz Museum
8th January, 2012
The special exhibition 'Timeless – 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL' will begin on 24th January 2012 and run until 2nd September 2012 (closed Mondays). The museum is located in Stuttgart, Germany ..... more

Enzo Ferrari Museum for Modena
8th January, 2012
A museum built around the birth place of Enzo Ferrari and his first workshop will open in the Italian city of Modena, on 10th March 2012 ..... more

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125 years of Mercedes-Benz
30th January, 2011
Yesterday marked 125 years of automotive history, as it was on 29th January 1886 that Carl Benz received the patent for the first motor car, heralding the arrival of the automobile ..... more

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Mercedes-Benz Museum: success in 2010
28th December, 2010
With 2010 drawing to a close, the Mercedes-Benz Museum has announced 650,000 visitors came through their doors this year. Since its inauguration in May 2006, well over 3.4 million people have experienced 125 years of the automobile in the Mercedes-Benz Museum ..... more

Toyota Museum re-opens in USA
7th November, 2010
The Toyota USA Automobile Museum marked its “Grand Re-Opening” last week, with more than 100 models on display at its new, expanded facility ..... more

‘The Major and the Beetle’
16th August, 2010
The unveiling of the ‘The Major and the Beetle’ exhibition in England is celebrated with a historic Volkswagen car show and a ‘meet up’ for Volkswagen enthusiasts, all dedicated to the memory of Major Ivan Hirst, REME ..... more

Volvo Museum Day
4th May, 2010
On Saturday 8th May, the Volvo Museum opens its doors for its traditional annual Activities Day. At the same time, there will be celebrations to mark the fact that it is 15 years since the museum was inaugurated in its spacious Arendal premises ..... more

Munich tours in a BMW classic
23rd April, 2010
In Europe, spring is in the air and the BMW Museum has come up with a special treat for the new classic car season: as of April, visitors to the BMW Museum can book a three-hour tour that takes in the BMW facilities as well as some Munich sights ..... more

Twenty million visit VW's Autostadt
12th March, 2010
During this celebratory year, a 'milestone' was reached: by Thursday 25th February 2010 a total of more than 20 million visitors had passed through the Autostadt gates ..... more

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Model Behaviour
16th June, 2009
For most of us, there is only one option to alleviate the desire to purchase a dream car, and that is to settle for a scale model reproduction ..... more

Changes For Jaguar Heritage
26th April, 2009
The name change and sale is part of the restructuring of the famous collection which will see closer links with Jaguar Cars ..... more

VW-Porsche 914 Celebrates Anniversary
16th April, 2009
Back in the mid-60s Volkswagen was looking for a successor to its Type 34 sports coupe, better known as the “Karmann Ghia” ..... more

Peugeot's "Forbidden Exhibition"
29th March, 2009
Although never released by Peugeot, the 505 cabriolet and coupe are being displayed at L'Aventure Peugeot, in Sochaux, until 28th June, 2009 ..... more

England's ‘Jaguar Jamboree’ Exhibition
29th March, 2009
England's National Motor Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘Jaguar Jamboree’, was unveiled on Thursday (26th March, 2009) by Lord Montagu ..... more

England's Montagu Motor Museum Golden Anniversary
27th March, 2009
When Lord Montagu opened his home, Palace House, to visitors in 1952 he placed five cars in the front hall as a tribute to his father, John Montagu ..... more

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Porsche Museum Opens 31st January, 2009
10th December, 2008
In the new Porsche Museum the final preparations are being made for the opening on 31st January, 2009 ..... more

BMW Welt Celebrates Its First Birthday
7th November, 2008
In just 12 months, BMW Welt has become the second most popular sight in Munich with over 2.2 million visitors to the unique building and wide range of exhibits and displays ..... more

First exhibits on display in the new Porsche Museum
7th November, 2008
The relocation of all 80 exhibits to the new museum will be completed in the days to come ..... more

Vauxhall Heritage Centre Open Day – An Astra-nomical day out
8th May, 2008
The world’s biggest private collection of classic Vauxhalls is to throw its doors open to the public for one day only, and, for 2008, Vauxhall will also be celebrating 10 million Astra sales since the model first appeared in 1980 ..... more

Porsche Museum: Completion before the end of the year
4th April, 2008
The end is in sight for work on the building site for the new museum for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart ..... more

New BMW Museum Set to Open Soon
13th March, 2008
After a construction period of around two and a half years, BMW will once again be opening the doors to the BMW Museum on 19th June, 2008 ..... more

“Power and Splendour – Carriages for State Occasions”
12th March, 2008
The Audi museum mobile is holding a special exhibition entitled “Power and Splendour – Carriages for State Occasions”. It consists of a cavalcade of eleven vehicles such as have never before been gathered together at one place in Germany ..... more

Hamilton and Moss confirmed for the Brooklands Motoring festival: The Double Twelve
11th March, 2008
Motor racing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Sir Stirling Moss are making driving appearances at this year’s Brooklands Motoring Festival: ‘The Double Twelve’ in England ..... more

BMW Welt Attracts Over Half a Million Visitors
18th February, 2008
In the first 100 days following the Opening Ceremony on 17th October 2007, more than 500,000 guests have visited BMW Welt, in Munich (Germany), and no less than 3,500 cars have been handed over to their owners in the Car Delivery Centre ..... more

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Elfin Magic: A Spellbinding SA Success Story
26th November, 2007
The National Motor Museum has announced the opening of a new exhibition that centres on a remarkable South Australian Racing Pioneer ..... more

World Record at the Mercedes-Benz Museum
24th October, 2007
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is now officially home to the "strongest artificially generated tornado in the world" ..... more

Holden FE-FC Display For National Motor Museum
24th June, 2007
Sunday 8th July, 2007, will see the opening of a display by the FE-FC Holden Car Club of SA at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia ..... more

An insight in the Jazz Age through Motoring History
8th June, 2007
Visitors to Adelaide's National Motor Museum’s new exhibition, The Jazz Age, will learn about the decadent American lifestyle of the 1920s and early 1930s through their cars ..... more

Velocity: Built For Speed
29th May, 2007
Some vehicles do more than simply transport us from place to place, they have a power and a beauty which captures the imagination. A new exhibition at Adelaide's National Motor Museum, Velocity: Built for Speed presents some of these cars and motorcycles ..... more

Le Mans classic in the Audi museum mobile
19th February, 2007
What is surely the world's toughest and most fascinating motor racing event will be held for the 75th time in 2007. Lap after lap. Around the clock. Reason enough for the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt to dedicate a special exhibition entitled "24 heures" ..... more

Model T Ford Club's Adelaide Display
15th January, 2007
Sunday, 14th January, 2007 saw the opening of a display by the Model T Ford Club at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia ..... more

Ferrari Opens-Up Fiorano Test Track
15th January, 2007
Ferrari is offering car enthusiasts a unique opportunity – a visit to the Fiorano test track, a facility which is normally closed to the public ..... more

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New Porsche museum takes to the air
28th December, 2006
Some 450 days after the ground-breaking ceremony, the shell of Porsche’s new museum in Stuttgart Zuffenhausen is largely completed as 2006 draws to a close ..... more

Riley Motor Club of SA on show in Adelaide
23rd October, 2006
The Riley Motor Club of South Australia is currently conducting a display at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia ..... more

New Porsche Museum is taking shape
26th September, 2006
Construction of the new museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is running at full speed ..... more

Coventry Transport Museum News
27th July, 2006
Moving the Mail: Horses to Horsepower is the latest exhibition from The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA). It traces the fascinating history of road transport in the postal service in the UK ..... more

National Motor Museum News
26th July, 2006
Sunday 16th July 2006 saw the opening of a display by the Gawler Veteran, Vintage & Classic Vehicle Club at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, SA ..... more

The Opening of Mercedes-Benz World
28th May, 2006
Günther H. Oettinger and Dieter Zetsche opened Mercedes-Benz World on Friday 19th May, 2006 ..... more

The New Mercedes-Benz Museum
14th May, 2006
The only museum in the world able to present the 120-year history of the automotive industry from day one will open its doors on Thursday 18th May, 2006 in Stuttgart ..... more

Mercedes-Benz At Techno Classica 2006
5th April, 2006
About a month before its official inauguration, the new Mercedes-Benz Museum will be the central theme at the Techno Classica in Essen ..... more

Current Mercedes-Benz Museum Bids Farewell
19th March, 2006
The current Mercedes-Benz Museum has closed, two months before the new museum opens. The old museum opened its doors one last time last night ..... more

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Start Of Building For New Porsche Museum
19th October, 2005
With the installation of an unusual construction site sign, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, started construction of its new museum ..... more

Ferrari Opens Motor Museum
18th July, 2005
Ferrari has opened the Galleria Ferrari, a new museum, in Ferrari's home town of Maranello in northern Italy ..... more

Ford GT and Land Speed Jet Car on Show in Geelong
1st December, 2004
The Ford GT supercar and a jet-powered land speed racer are set to wow visitors to the Ford Discovery Centre over the coming Christmas/New Year holiday period ..... more

Audi's new Museum
22nd September, 2004
Audi’s August Horch Museum has opened its doors in Zwickau (Germany) after two years under construction ..... more

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