29 November 2019
23 March 2020
This exhibition, organized by Compiègne Castle and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, is a sign of the revival of the Car National Museum, the first museum in the world dedicated to locomotion, which was opened in Compiègne in 1927....
Composed of twenty vehicles, as well as photographs, documents, preparatory drawings, models, this exhibition will present the motor vehicle in its closest form to the object of art: the Concept Car. Appeared in the 1910s, this type of vehicle is usually in the form of a single copy, made for aerodynamic study or style, or later commercial promotion.
All major manufacturers, as well as designers and coachbuilders, have produced this type of vehicle, which is known in the United States as Dream Cars. Often destroyed after an ephemeral presentation during a season, some of these models have reached us.