The Savoy Automobile Museum opened its doors just recently, in December 2021. Located in Cartersville, Georgia, it occupies nearly 6000 m² on a vast campus of 2 ha that will allow extensions. The purpose of the museum is to present a wide range of cars of all brands and periods retracing the evolution of the automobile. Separated into 5 spaces, the installation makes it possible to present several temporary exhibitions and thus renew the interest of regular visitors.
Cars at the Savoy Automobile Museum
Although recent, the Savoy Automobile Museum permanently exhibits about forty cars. The semi-permanent collection of the Savoy Automobile Museum is presented in one of the exhibition spaces. The oldest is an Oldsmobile “Curved Dash Runabout” from 1903, which was the1st car produced in (small) series in the United States. The Savoy Automobile Museum also offers thematic temporary exhibitions in each 4 other presentation spaces, which increases the number of cars on display and renews interest for visitors. The very airy presentation makes it possible to see the cars well, and detailed information on the construction and production of the cars on display makes it possible to complete the information of the visitors.
The Savoy Automobile Museum offers its visitors a café for a break or to eat, a library open to research by appointment, an ultra-modern cinema room and 2 dining rooms that can be privatized for events. Many works of art, paintings, drawings, sculptures decorate the visit halls. The museum also has a building to store cars that are not on display, as well as a full workshop for the maintenance and restoration of the collections. Also in Cartersville is the Booth Museum, to discover American history and culture through “Western” art.
Temporary exhibitions at the Savoy Automobile Museum
The Savoy Automobile Museum permanently offers several temporary exhibitions, each on a specific theme.
PIRELLI – 150 years
Until September 4, 2022
Celebrating 150 years of activity of the Italian firm Pirelli in the United States, this exhibition presents a dozen sports and racing cars, including a 2016 F1 (from the end of June) and several Italian super sports cars (Lamborghini Countach and Aventador S, Ferrari F40, Maserati Ghibli Spyder, Iso Grifo – Series 1…). On the US side, you will see a Camaro RS from 1967, and its descendant from 2022, but in the Trans Am championship version, as well as a Rivian R1T, impressive all-electric pickup! The exhibition also presents different aspects of the brand, history, technology, competition…
June 7 to October 2, 2022
This exhibition presents a dozen cars that raced the Indianapolis 500 in the 1950s and 1960s. The term “Front Runners” refers to front-engined cars that were the norm at that time for racing single-seaters.
American Art Deco
Here too, a dozen cars representative of the influence of the Art Deco movement on the design of cars in the 1930s, with their fluid lines, round headlights and ubiquitous chrome. Among the cars, a Cord L-29 convertible, a Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser, a Cadillac LaSalle Series 50 Coupé-Cabriolet…
Typically AMERICAN, even if some European cars also adhered to this fashion, the Woodies were these large family estates whose body was surrounded by wooden structures, especially around the doors.
|From Tuesday to Sunday||10am – 5pm|
|Closures: January 1 , Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas|
|Children (3 to 12 years old)||$5.00|
|Children (under 3 years old)||Free|
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