My wife and I recently traveled to the Central California Bay area and could not pass up the opportunity to visit the Blackhawk Automobile Museum. Although it is much more than a car museum the Blackhawk Museum’s automotive exhibition of International Automotive Treasures™ presents and displays magnificent and historically significant automobiles as if they were fine jewelry. One has the impression that they are entering a gigantic jewelry store with precious jewelry surrounding you.
If you are looking for American Muscle Cars or Hot Rods this is not the place for you. If you are looking for an automotive experience like no other you have found it. This collection of the finest and rarest cars in the world is an artistic and historic presentation of new ideas in styling, engineering or performance from the early 20th Century. These motorized works of art were often created to satisfy famous celebrities’ individual taste. Many cars are one-of-a-kind “rolling sculptures” conceived by the world’s leading designers and crafted by the most respected coachbuilding artisans. The exhibition presents over 50 of these great cars as individual works of art or precious gems.
We will give you a summary overview of the collection today but will follow it up with more in depth coverage of many of the vehicles over the next few weeks.