First thing to know, you will need these co-ordinates to get to the museum…….

…..because your GPS will have the street, ‘Ortis’, unlisted, or listed as ‘1st’.

Second thing to know, is that not only are the cars awesome, but so are the people who work there. Super hospitable, and helpful. Of course, the nicest is originally from Canada 😉

Of the cars, there are LOTS. You can see the history, and the landmarks.
The one that made me smile, was the Isetta. Hard to image a car smaller than the Smart car. But it was.
I learnt to drive in this car. Was a great way to start. The acceleration was, non-existant! Even the 298cc engine only gave 13bhp. Haha. So 45mph was the top speed. Trucks in those days ran around 40mph. So overtaking was a complex operation that required knowledge of the road ahead, miles ahead, and full awareness of the traffic. Like I said, a great way to learn to drive.
Even if the car was small…….


I spent nearly 3 hours there, partly because I bumped into Issac Cohen. Seriously outstanding art in wood. My favourite was the gull-wing car based on the Honda Accord platform.

A fond farewell, then on the road. Sun shining. Cool temperatures. Prefect riding day. Heading to Birmingham, Alabama. On the back-roads.

A bonus enroute? The Natural Bridge Park. Nice spot.
Bikers take note. The road in is tarmac, but the parking area is compacted pebbles. So be careful.

Back on the road, and a run into Birmingham.