MAUTO is one of the most famous automotive museums in the world and it boasts a collection of the most rare and interesting vehicles, with over 200 originals from 80 different brands from all over the world.
Some of the star models of the MAUTO brand collection will be exhibited at Auto e Moto d'Epoca 2019: this selection includes two exceptional vehicles.
The first is a true pioneer of the car-racing era: the Itala 35/45 HP which won the incredible Peking-to-Paris race in 1907, covering 16,000 kilometers in only 60 days.
The second is a Fiat 18/24 HP 1908 gifted to the Museum by Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, the man whose name is indissolubly tied to the Museum itself. He is the person who came up with the initial idea of putting together the original museum collection and fought for it to be established and to be given a respectable location.
The Museum was inaugurated in its prestigious headquarters on Corso Unità d'Italia - as requested by Carlo Biscaretti - in 1960. Over the years, the collection continued to grow and expand, and to celebrate this, in 2011 the Museum was refurbished.
Today, what MAUTO offers is a journey across the history of automobiles. It describes the evolution from a means of transport to a cult object, and reflects on how it has influenced the trends, lifestyles, and technical and scientific, which are always forward-thinking. Thanks to the spectacular lay out designed by Francois Confino, the museum is an immersive and fascinating visit which can be made even more exciting thanks to the many activities that are available: the educational labs, theatre visits, exhibitions and F1 simulators. The Centers for Documentation and Restoration are the feather in the museum's cap: they are the result of constant commitment to the research and restoration of this industry's history.
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