The Mullin Automotive Museum, a facility that pays homage to the Art deco and machine age design eras (1918-1941) that produced exquisite art and magnificent automobiles, officially opens its doors for the first time in the beach community of Oxnard, California on April 15th, 2010.
The dramatic facility will be a three-dimensional celebration of the pre-World War II Belgian/French decorative arts movement, long described as Art Deco. Sharing the more than 50,000 square-feet of exhibit space will be one of the finest collections of coach-built automobiles, furniture and art from the Deco era. The cars, however, are the main attraction. More than 100 French automobiles with names like Bugatti, Delahaye, Delage, Hispano-Suiza, Talbot-Lago and Voison can be found in the museum.
Many notable cars in this collection have won prestigious awards at concours d’elegance throughout the world. In addition, a number of the race cars have been past winners of historic races, such as the Grand Prix de Pau and Le Mans.
For the opening night, Bugatti loaned the museum a collection of some of its concept cars such as the Veyron 16.4., the 1998 EB118 Concept, the 1999 EB218 Concept and the 1999 18.3 Chiron Concept. The entrance was adorned with aEB110 SS and a Grand Sport.
If You can’t make out to the museum, You can see all photos from the grand opening night in the gallery below.