View Single Post
      02-03-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
4976
Rep
21,268
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Arrow We visit AUTOWORLD; Brussels, Belgium

Name:  autoworld-brussels-museum-logo-600x448.jpg
Views: 7829
Size:  20.6 KB


AUTOWORLD
Parc du Cinquantenaire 11
1000 Brussels
Belgium


Tel. : +32 2 736.41.65

http://www.autoworld.be/


Opening hours :
From 01.04 to 30.09: 10:00 > 18:00
From 01.10 to 31.03: 10:00 > 17:00


When my good friend Rudi aka gs/e60/1m? first told me that there will be a huge Porsche exhibit on display in Brussels - I knew I just had to go for a visit! And I am so glad I did!! Never before had I seen such historic cars landmark cars from Porsche! A lot of the cars were on loan by Porsche Museum, but there were also quite a few cars I had NEVER seen before. And as you guys know... I do get around to most every cool automuseum in Germany!

I think Autoworld deserves to be on any car lover's radar. If your in Europe/Brussels... I highly recommend this museum.

My plan was to drive up to Brussels (on the last weekend of the show/display Jan 19th) and meet up with Rudi gs/e60/1m? and Luc @Artemis. But as all good plans go to hell... I had to move up my visit and Luc was out of town - unfortunately.

My plan was to first drive to Spa and visit the small Monastery in the small city. Then visit the small auto museum there on Spa's famous race cars(more on that museum in another thread soon!). Then Rudi and I would drive into Brussels and see the 50 years of Porsche collection at the Autoworld. Later that evening Rudi and I met with @eeghie and sampled a few nice Belgium beers at a very nice Pub. More on that later.

The Autoworld is situated in downtown Brussels. If you never been to Brussels it reminds me of Washington DC with better paved streets and the tree's there in Brussels are HUGE! Easily 100+ years old. The city is very pretty and is the seat of power for the EU. I would recommend a visit! Anyways... the Autoworld was quite a nice museum. The building/Hall(Parc du Cinquantenaire 11) was built by designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, I believe the hall was built in 1889. You can see Eiffel's uses of steel in the making of the arches of the hall/arena.

We ran out of time looking at all the cars inside the Autoword. Rudi and I wanted to go next door to the Brussels Military Museum afterwards. I guess this will be an excuse for me to return to Brussels. Rudi recommended this really cool beer brewery called Het Anker. Some pics at the end of my foto essay. Needless to say it was a GREAT weekend!


Before showing you my pictures though... here are a few from the Autoworld's own website on the temporary display of "50 years of Porsche" exhibit. I am really glad I made the trek.

Name:  980654_578014312281444_128751695_o.jpg
Views: 6354
Size:  292.1 KB

Name:  980367_574669339282608_401319746_o.jpg
Views: 6277
Size:  201.3 KB

Name:  892030_571291906287018_790564873_o.jpg
Views: 5870
Size:  181.2 KB

Name:  887119_578013202281555_366518776_o.jpg
Views: 5933
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  884476_579438265472382_1158399506_o.jpg
Views: 5862
Size:  126.4 KB

Name:  882959_578013052281570_913252688_o.jpg
Views: 5758
Size:  91.3 KB

Name:  859752_586956738053868_779367870_o.jpg
Views: 5674
Size:  309.7 KB

Name:  1399602_582786945137514_190657848_o.jpg
Views: 5679
Size:  129.9 KB

Name:  1412297_586274458122096_74948788_o.jpg
Views: 5680
Size:  172.9 KB

Name:  1492344_576499409099601_1399277744_o.jpg
Views: 5669
Size:  163.8 KB

Name:  1146955_578012915614917_1305899348_o.jpg
Views: 5734
Size:  129.6 KB

Name:  1186273_521610347921841_969299049_n.jpg
Views: 5581
Size:  110.6 KB

Name:  1421060_578013125614896_1628490762_o.jpg
Views: 5577
Size:  115.8 KB

Name:  1462790_557576710991871_1937246817_o.jpg
Views: 5577
Size:  196.1 KB

Name:  1479485_581474515268757_1115763271_n.jpg
Views: 5550
Size:  162.5 KB

Name:  1483812_578012882281587_1760436678_o.jpg
Views: 5563
Size:  155.3 KB

Name:  1484034_566288740120668_380471229_o.jpg
Views: 5622
Size:  181.6 KB

Name:  1484384_580258728723669_91570932_n (1).jpg
Views: 5539
Size:  122.6 KB

Name:  1489251_578427348906807_529611206_n.jpg
Views: 5539
Size:  282.7 KB

Name:  1490801_574138789335663_141971717_o.jpg
Views: 5548
Size:  139.5 KB

Name:  1492606_576076199141922_426298082_o.jpg
Views: 5520
Size:  154.7 KB

Name:  1492747_571259759623566_775640392_o.jpg
Views: 5490
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  1495186_572860739463468_470230350_o.jpg
Views: 5491
Size:  145.9 KB

Name:  1496040_588270867922455_151528519_o.jpg
Views: 5459
Size:  281.0 KB

Name:  1497941_582409785175230_560840559_o.jpg
Views: 5458
Size:  169.7 KB

Name:  1509128_577321149017427_1251365332_n.jpg
Views: 5387
Size:  153.8 KB

Name:  1511476_586960104720198_470501860_o.jpg
Views: 5404
Size:  187.8 KB

Name:  1498010_578013375614871_2134106139_o.jpg
Views: 5512
Size:  154.4 KB

Name:  1498032_573755049374037_1690355895_o.jpg
Views: 5329
Size:  170.9 KB

Name:  1498809_578012582281617_1242707486_o.jpg
Views: 5369
Size:  139.7 KB

Name:  1501169_573304222752453_1004785725_o.jpg
Views: 5351
Size:  164.8 KB

Name:  1502357_578013555614853_1361546310_o.jpg
Views: 5317
Size:  126.0 KB

Name:  1502770_578012815614927_1954451841_o.jpg
Views: 5367
Size:  116.5 KB

Name:  1517998_584368814979327_1666834386_o.jpg
Views: 5361
Size:  144.9 KB

Name:  1518431_584866568262885_1585354117_o.jpg
Views: 5351
Size:  118.6 KB

Name:  1526812_577321122350763_1328844492_n.jpg
Views: 5377
Size:  133.2 KB

Name:  1529868_586958388053703_1130161367_o.jpg
Views: 5287
Size:  284.7 KB

Name:  1534907_582650171817858_34146436_o.jpg
Views: 5296
Size:  169.8 KB

Name:  1535535_578427385573470_804764290_n.jpg
Views: 5258
Size:  113.2 KB

Name:  1557422_586950198054522_630184489_o.jpg
Views: 5295
Size:  211.6 KB


Name:  1535700_584028738346668_420409361_n.jpg
Views: 5343
Size:  261.0 KB


Rudi's Smurf 1M...
Name:  20131228_142624.jpg
Views: 5642
Size:  234.1 KB



Autoworld - Brussels
Name:  P1140716.jpg
Views: 5415
Size:  206.2 KB

Now onto MY photos...
Name:  20131228_174215.jpg
Views: 5242
Size:  47.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174347.jpg
Views: 5203
Size:  48.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174908.jpg
Views: 5310
Size:  185.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174913.jpg
Views: 5204
Size:  163.7 KB

Name:  20131228_174930.jpg
Views: 5270
Size:  195.7 KB

Name:  P1140705.jpg
Views: 5216
Size:  176.7 KB

Name:  P1140704.jpg
Views: 5239
Size:  210.5 KB

Name:  P1140702.jpg
Views: 5167
Size:  185.2 KB

Name:  P1140698.jpg
Views: 5141
Size:  200.2 KB

Name:  P1140697.jpg
Views: 5264
Size:  156.1 KB

Name:  P1140690.jpg
Views: 5238
Size:  159.3 KB

Name:  P1140699.jpg
Views: 5187
Size:  212.3 KB

Name:  P1140688.jpg
Views: 5120
Size:  167.1 KB

Name:  P1140686.jpg
Views: 5119
Size:  158.8 KB

Name:  P1140682.jpg
Views: 5149
Size:  205.7 KB

Name:  P1140679.jpg
Views: 5176
Size:  207.5 KB

Name:  P1140675.jpg
Views: 5119
Size:  172.4 KB

Name:  P1140674.jpg
Views: 5103
Size:  185.7 KB

Name:  P1140673.jpg
Views: 5040
Size:  217.9 KB

Name:  P1140672.jpg
Views: 5128
Size:  190.2 KB

Name:  P1140667.jpg
Views: 5072
Size:  165.4 KB

Name:  P1140664.jpg
Views: 5094
Size:  184.0 KB

Name:  P1140663.jpg
Views: 5023
Size:  164.4 KB

Name:  P1140662.jpg
Views: 4944
Size:  152.6 KB

Name:  P1140661.jpg
Views: 4940
Size:  206.6 KB

Name:  P1140660.jpg
Views: 4897
Size:  186.8 KB

Name:  P1140559.jpg
Views: 4880
Size:  175.3 KB

Name:  P1140656.jpg
Views: 4894
Size:  192.3 KB

Name:  P1140655.jpg
Views: 4747
Size:  190.5 KB

Name:  P1140654.jpg
Views: 4686
Size:  187.6 KB

Name:  P1140652.jpg
Views: 4663
Size:  133.8 KB

Name:  P1140651.jpg
Views: 4707
Size:  140.7 KB

Name:  P1140648.jpg
Views: 4635
Size:  207.5 KB

Name:  P1140646.jpg
Views: 4602
Size:  161.1 KB

Name:  P1140645.jpg
Views: 4644
Size:  152.3 KB

Name:  P1140643.jpg
Views: 4631
Size:  169.3 KB

Name:  P1140640.jpg
Views: 4630
Size:  181.6 KB

Name:  P1140638.jpg
Views: 4627
Size:  173.9 KB

Name:  P1140636.jpg
Views: 4569
Size:  152.1 KB

Name:  P1140635.jpg
Views: 4613
Size:  162.0 KB

Name:  P1140634.jpg
Views: 4608
Size:  160.8 KB

Name:  P1140631.jpg
Views: 4601
Size:  196.3 KB

Name:  P1140628.jpg
Views: 4579
Size:  178.5 KB

Name:  P1140539.jpg
Views: 4544
Size:  268.6 KB

Name:  P1140541.jpg
Views: 4589
Size:  230.0 KB

Name:  P1140506.jpg
Views: 4581
Size:  265.4 KB