Even in departing the museum, visitors are treated to more unexpected surprises. One special exhibit displays the completed Royale Esders Roadster, together with body and fender bucks used to shape the outsized aluminum bodywork.
Another exhibit is devoted to the Bugatti 57 S, beginning and ending with complete automobiles interspersed and explained with major component groups displayed on a series of hardwood plinths.
Passing finally out of the exhibit spaces, visitors once again encounter the extraordinary bird-like mobile of sports cars majestically crossing through the glass front of the modern welcome hall. Like the spirits of Fritz and Hans Schlumpf—set free from their magnificent obsession.
The Cité de l’Automobile – National Museum – Schlumpf Collection is located in Mulhouse, France. It is open to the public year round, 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm. Admission is € 10.5 per person, with discounts for children, students and teachers. The museum may be visited on your own with the audioguide (available in 6 languages) supplied free of charge to all visitors, with a museum lecturer or with your own personal guide.
For more information, visit www.collection-schlumpf.com or phone +33 (0) 389 332 323.
[Source: Leigh Dorrington]