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The Institute opens to scheduled tomorrow

1971 Porsche at The Revs Institute. All photos The Revs Institute.

In 1994, the Automotive Museum, one of the world’s automobile museums, closed its to the general public, but re-invented as The Revs Institute. Dedicated to the study of the automobile and motorsports and role in modern society, the remained closed to the public, a few rare exceptions. Last however, The Revs Institute that it would open its to scheduled public visits. the first time in two decades those outside academia or the have access to the museum, and officials have set tomorrow, 25, as the re-opening date.

In confirming public re-opening, The Revs also passed along of a few cars in the collection that too good not to share. For those what The Revs Institute has in its the following images (with provided by the museum itself) a broad overview of what can expect.

1913 Peugeot 3.0-liter de l’Auto: The car that changed the that winning races was a matter of building bigger and engines. In 1912, engineer Henry along with 3 of the race drivers of this convinced Peugeot of Henry’s for a revolutionary 4-cylinder engine twin camshafts and four per cylinder. Soon afterward, were defeating their who had twice the engine size. engine refinements made for again, the French marque was The event was the Indianapolis 500; the was Arthur Duray; the car, the one you find in the Revs Gallery 2nd that year.

1914 Grand Prix Car: One of six cars, and one of only three cars, that gave the first one-two-three sweep in the Grand Prix history – one of the most exciting moments in and at a critical juncture in world April of 1914 – just two before the outbreak of WWI. The 4-cylinder over-head camshaft design is based off of the highly and lightweight Daimler aero of that period. Recently the Most Historically Significant by the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, the Institute’s Grand Prix car be returning to Lyon, France for the anniversary of that historic this April.

1939 Mercedes-Benz W154: The last Grand Prix car to be and raced by the legendary Daimler-Benz before the war, and during the racing era called the “Age of encompassing the 1934-1939 time during which the German Grand Prix teams of and Auto Union achieved domination. The W154 with its and highly sophisticated two-stage V-12 engine burns one gallon per minute of highly methanol based fuel, creating almost 500 horsepower its 3 liter design. These were considered to be of the most sophisticated of all racing cars of day, and beyond. In an ear-splitting event in historic motor the Collier Collections’ W154 ran other rare examples of amazing titans of racing in the Silver Arrow display at the 2012 Goodwood Revival.

1953 Porsche 550 Coupe: the time when Porsche designed a prototype car specifically for the 1498cc production car engine was for higher power and fitted Solex twin-choke carburetors. a rainy track day in 1953 its hardtop, at its initial race at the amidst stiff competition, as as carburetion problems – it won! By end, these cars on their way to Guatemala and a group of enthusiasts headed by Jaroslav who raced them in the Carrera in Mexico (550-02 took its and the 1000-Kilometer Race in Buenos (550-01 this car won) as as at Sebring, among other “These incredible Porsches,” said. “Potent Porsches” Autocar . The 550 had shown three that Porsche was serious racing.

Mercedes w154 Indianapolis

1958 Scarab The Scarab with its dependable and small-block Chevrolet V-8 engine, was a car of design that proved successful and dominated United racing in the late 1950s and 1960s, when other were changing to the mid-engine The brainchild of Lance Reventlow, father was a European count, the Woolworth heiress, and whose at time was actress Jill St. only eight Scarab of various form were built. The Revs Institute’s Scarab Sport-Racer, was recently with the Best in Show in the Sport Class at the 19th Amelia Island Concours

1963 Corvette Grand The Revs Institute’s historically 1963 Corvette Grand number four of only made, represents Chevrolet’s foray into competitive racing in the early 1960′s and answer to Carroll Shelby’s G.M. decided not to lift its ban on at the end of 1962, and the ax fell abruptly on efforts, with only cars existing at Chevrolet’s Center in 1963. The Grand uses a highly modified 377 all-aluminum form of the small-block V-8. The display car received the John Fitch Corvette Award at the 2013 Monterey Reunion and ran for three checkered on the track.


1971 Porsche 917K: 917 is one of the 25 917′s built by Porsche in the of 1969 in order to qualify the coupe as a member of the five-liter 5 class. This Porsche car was part of Porsche Salzburg team in 1970 and in 1971 as a member of the Martini Racing the new name Louise Piëch her organization following sponsorship Martini Rossi, and was part of the that took Le Mans in The psychedelic colors remain, as do the on the front nose in its original This Martini 917K the current stewardship movement in preservation, to not over-restore or otherwise historically significant automobiles. For a of brief years, the Porsche 917 the world stage of sports car and is still considered legendary to who know of its successes.

These six are but a small fraction of the museum’s which include more 100 automobiles grouped into collections, including Automobility story of the automobile’s impact on life), Vitesse: Sports and Motoring Sports (the of the high-performance automobile’s evolution), Designed to Excel (the of Porsche’s engineering evolution) and Racing Cars and Racing Men story of the racing car’s Public visits can be scheduled on Thursdays and Saturdays, between the of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and four tours (not two, as reported) will be conducted day, at 10:00, 10:30, and 1:30.

To book a visit, or for additional on access, pricing or group visit RevsInstitute.org .

Mercedes w154 Indianapolis
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Mercedes w154 Indianapolis
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