Mullin Automotive Museum Celebrates Three Years

Apr 19, 2013

The Mullin Automotive Museum, an institution dedicated to the preservation and celebration of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era located in Oxnard, Calif., is celebrating its three-year anniversary with additions to its collection of automobiles, furniture and art.

Since its founding, the Mullin Automotive Museum was awarded “Best of Show” at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for its 1935 Voisin C25 Aerodyne, exhibited 10 automobiles at the 37th annual Rétromobile in Paris, France, and published a series of three books honoring the visionaries behind the automobiles and motorcycles of the Mullin collection, according to the museum.

“We’ve been extremely pleased with the response both nationally and internationally to the museum, attracting visitors and media from all over the U.S., and even as far as Europe, India, Japan and South America,” said Peter Mullin, founder and chairman of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “This enormous reception brings us great joy and strikes the chord that the automobile has truly come of age as art.”

The Mullin Automotive Museum’s collection of art and automobiles has gathered the world’s largest collection of Voisin automobiles as well as one of the most expansive private collections of Bugatti automobiles and Bugatti family artwork.

For 2013, the Mullin Automotive Museum plans to expand its collection of French Art Deco era automobiles with additions such as: a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 (driven by Charles Brunet and Zeno Zehender in the 1934 24 Hours of Le Mans), a 1935 Citroen T-7C Cabriolet, a 1912 Clement Bayard, a 1930 G.A.R. Type B5 Roadster and a 1924 Panhard & Levassor X-47 Limousine.

In the coming year, the museum also will introduce several of its latest efforts in the preservation and education of Art Deco era design, which will include a major exhibition honoring the creative masterworks of the Bugatti family, the long-awaited debut of the completed 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe Chassis #64002 coachbuild and the launch of a renovated website.

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