Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Museum Pieces

The motor museum at Château Savigny-les-Beaune is simply huge. The collection includes cars, motorcycles, bicycles, fire engines, aeroplanes, and thousands of beautifully detailed scale models.

Outside the Chateau
Fiat Abarth
Abarth racing cars

Norman and cases of model motorcycles
Terry & Stuart
As well as fully restored vehicles and planes, there are also shedloads of rusty relics awaiting restoration. There are so many exhibits, in fact, that by the end we were barely glancing at things. I reckon that you could spend a whole day just looking at the models alone.

Awaiting restoration
French Mirage fighter
Stuart and assorted flight-simulators
Gareth & Terry check out another simulator
Fuel drop-pods

Jet fighters
It looks like one of those things where someone's mad hobby has gotten so out of control that the only option is to throw it open to the public.

One of the long rooms
The Vincent Room
The Norton Room
Hercules Wankel 2000
Relaxing in the Chateau's grounds