Corsa Classica Exhibition in London
London, England--April 7, 2014: The London Motor Museum celebrated its 10th anniversary this week and launched a new exhibition named ‘Corsa Classica.’
To celebrate its first 10 years, the museum, based in Hayes, London, invited friends of the museum, local dignitaries and car collectors to admire a collection of over 200 cars, followed by an evening reception to launch the new exhibition.
The ‘Corsa Classica’ exhibition features recreations of two iconic 50s racers, the Ferrari 196 sp Dino and the 1957 Maserati 450S. Dedicated to the legendary Argentinian racer Juan Manuel Fangio who raced for both teams, the exhibition celebrates the beauty of race cars from the past.
The Ferrari 196 sp Dino looks like a slightly smaller version of the 250 Testa Rossa, but upon closer inspection it becomes clear that the transparent air intake over the carburettors has six instead of 12 trumpets. This version enjoyed stellar performances winning numerous races in its class before making way for the more powerful 246 model.
The 1957 Maserati 450S was among the fastest Maserati sports car ever made and built to challenge the V12 Ferraris. With its front mounted 4.5-litre V8 engine, the Maserati reached 100mph in just 11 seconds, producing 420 horsepower and had a top speed of 193 mph.
London Motor Museum owner and founder Elo commented: “The London Motor Museum has now been open for 10 years and I’m very proud of what myself and the team have achieved. I started off just buying a few cars that were my personal favourites but the new ‘Corsa Classica’ exhibition marks a new direction for the museum focusing on historic and significant cars. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop the collection and provide the local community and car enthusiasts with a great day out.”
About London Motor Group:
London Motor Group is parent company to the London Supercar Workshop and London Motor Museum, and specialises in unique and exceptional custom car conversions.
Owner and founder, Elo, is a former international fashion model, and the work of the London Motor Group is a reflection of his unique personality and character.
London Supercar Workshop is the creative epicentre of the operation, with cars from all over the world, often belonging to international music, sports and movie stars undergoing customisation in this unique and specialist environment dedicated to Elo and his team’s automotive passion and artistic flare.
London Motor Museum is the only custom car museum in Europe, housing a unique collection of more than 200 privately owned American and European classic cars ranging from the 1930s through to the present day and showcasing the latest creations from the Supercar Workshop.
With much more than just classic cars, the London Motor Museum boasts a range of unique vehicles and exhibitions including The Movie Car Section, The Bat-Cave (home to both the 1966 and 1989 Batmobile), Muscle Car Alley, The Supercar Paddock (home to some of the fastest cars in the world) and much more.