'Salon 1910': the new historical zone of Autoworld


Did you know …

  • that the magnificent building that houses Autoworld since more than 30 years welcomed the first ever Motor and Cycle Show? It was from 1902 through to 1934, when the halls housing the present Musées de l’Automobile et de l’Air were joined. (at that time the Esplanade did not exist).
  • that the cars were tailor-made to order – somewhat similar to designer clothes? The future owner would purchase a chassis from the car brand and then call on a coachbuilder and together with him define the bodywork.

All that, and many other things, will be exhibited and explained in the new 1000m² zone: “Salon 1910”. Keeping to a period atmosphere, created thanks to photographs and reproductions, the visitor will be able to immerse himself in the first Salon. A showroom exhibiting chassis and coach-built cars, numerous blown up photographs, videos of the period and, it goes without saying, some thirty cars as those sold at the Motor Show during the beginning of the last century will liven up the zone looking to be eminently educational.
With “Salon 1910”, Autoworld fully reacquaints itself with its history, whilst enhancing the museum’s right wing.


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