Autoworld : Michelin's recommendations
The glasshouse of the southern hall of the palace houses hundreds of vehicles, including many luxury makes. While the exhibition contains cars from members of the Royal Veteran Car Club, most of the vehicles here come from the prestigious Ghislain Mahy Collection. Belgian automobiles are also worth a mention, such as the famous make Minerva Mahy, a great car collecter, managed to amass nearly 1,000 cars in 40 years - American (Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler), French (Léon Bollée, Renault), English (Bentley, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce), German (Mercedes, Opel) and Italian (Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Fiat). 300 of them are in perfect working condition. The most beautiful specimens in this collection are a little 1917 Cadillac, a Léon Bollée car from 1896 and a Silver Ghost from 1921. Belgian manufacturers are represented by Belga Rise, FN, Fondu, Hermes, Imperia, Miesse, Nagant, Vivinus and above all, Minerva, comfortable cars with silent motors. The oldest Minerva on show in the museum dates back to 1910; it belonged to the court of Belgium at the time of King Albert. The most luxurious model is the 40 CV from 1930, which could reach 140 km/h (80 mph), which was, at the time, quite a feat. Lovers of old and large cars will undoubtedly love this collection, which is unique in Belgium.
- Address : Parc du Cinquantenaire 1 B - 1000 Bruxelles1000Bruxelles
- Phone : 027364165
- Website : http://www.autoworld.be
- Prices : free of charge