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The Mullin Automotive Museum will bring rare and iconic vehicles to Monterey in mid-August that showcase the engineering, art and elegance that defined the best French automakers from the dawn of the automotive age through the performance era of the early 1970s.
“It’s always a great honor to participate in events during Monterey Car Week,” said Peter Mullin, founder of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “We love to spend time with fellow enthusiasts, exercise the cars and use these iconic pieces of rolling sculpture the way they were intended – on the road and at the track.”
McCall’s Motorworks Revival
The 1972 Citroën SM will be on display at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival on Wednesday, August 17th. The SM debuted in 1970 as Citroën’s top of the line grand tourer. It made use of Citroën’s famous oleopneumatic suspension system first introduced on the revolutionary DS and is powered by a potent V6 developed by Maserati. The SM was ahead of its time as a high-speed grand touring car and received many accolades from period publications including Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 1972.
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
A firm believer that race cars are meant to be exercised on the track, Peter Mullin and his son Tim Mullin will compete at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, August 18-22, in three of the museum’s historically significant Grand Prix cars.
The 1927 Delage ERA, originally ordered by the Prince of Siam (now Thailand), was designed to win the World Constructor’s Championship title under new rules utilizing a 1.5 liter supercharged engine. This particular chassis was a successful competitor but after several teams had campaigned the car, it was eventually repowered by a rare two-stage supercharged ERA E-Type racing engine that made it competitive into the 1950s.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
The Mullin Automotive Museum will enter four automobiles at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 21st. The first of these is the museum’s 1912 Delaunay-Belleville Omnibus, a motorcar known at the time for being the most desirable of the luxury French marques. These desirable automobiles were the favorites of royals such as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (who had 7 in his garage by 1912), King Alphonso XIII of Spain and the social elite throughout Europe.
Part of The Mullin Automotive Museum’s mission is to show and exhibit its cars, sharing their stories and educating the public on the fascinating history of these rolling sculptures. Monterey Car Week provides an unparalleled stage on which to showcase the beautiful French designs that exemplify the museum’s mission. For more information on the Mullin Automotive Museum, please visit please visit www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com or call 805.385.5400.