Autoworld took the initiative to set up an association bringing together the five most outstanding automobile museums in Europe – the ‘Big Five’: the Cité de l’Automobile (Mulhouse – France), the Louwman Museum (The Hague – Netherlands), the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile (Turin – Italy), the National Motor Museum (Beaulieu – Great Britain) and, of course, Autoworld (Brussels – Belgium).
Each of these national museums is known for its impressive collection of classic cars. A varied multibranded collection highlighted by each museum, not only to present the car as the most important object ever created, but to demonstrate its influence on our society. The collections in these museums, totalling over 1,500 classic cars, represent much of the cultural heritage of five European countries.
For their first event, the ‘Big Five’ will take part together in the Brussels Interclassics Fair at Brussels Expo from 17th to 19th November. Each museum will present three of its star exhibits: a classic pre-war car from its country, a typical car for the museum and a racing car.