Visiting automotive museums is always a rewarding experience, especially if you are a petrol head like I am. And if the museum is in Stuttgart, the experience can be nothing short of spectacular. Be it Mercedes Benz or Porsche Museum, if you take time, you will be rewarded with history lessons and sights to process long after the visit.
After we visited German WRC round (see photos of the event on Racemedia.si) in August, we decided that we can make a small detour (about 200 kilometers) on our way back home to visit the Porsche museum in Stuttgart. I visited both of the museums in October 2014 and then I only had about an hour to see the complete collection in the Porsche Museum. Back then I promised myself that I would visit it again and take myself more time to enjoy the exhibition.
The theme of this years exhibition was “The Transaxle Era. From the 924 to the 928.” where the main focus was on the most important Porsche cars that featured front engine with the transmission at the rear axle. Displayed were different variants of cars, ranging from the first 924s, 944 racing prototypes, 968 models and to the legendary 928 gran turismo, that was replaced with Panamera 15 years after the last 928s were made in 1995. Of course, there were also other models that are part of the permanent exhibition.
Below are some photos of the exhibition; the time went by too fast and I will return to the museum again – I don’t think they will run out of themes soon with such a magnificent history Porsche has created since their beginning in late 1940s.