View Single Post
      02-03-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar

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: 8229
Size:  20.6 KB

Parc du Cinquantenaire 11
1000 Brussels

Tel. : +32 2 736.41.65

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: 6503
Size:  292.1 KB

Name:  980367_574669339282608_401319746_o.jpg
Views: 6439
Size:  201.3 KB

Name:  892030_571291906287018_790564873_o.jpg
Views: 6044
Size:  181.2 KB

Name:  887119_578013202281555_366518776_o.jpg
Views: 6095
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  884476_579438265472382_1158399506_o.jpg
Views: 6034
Size:  126.4 KB

Name:  882959_578013052281570_913252688_o.jpg
Views: 5932
Size:  91.3 KB

Name:  859752_586956738053868_779367870_o.jpg
Views: 5867
Size:  309.7 KB

Name:  1399602_582786945137514_190657848_o.jpg
Views: 5871
Size:  129.9 KB

Name:  1412297_586274458122096_74948788_o.jpg
Views: 5846
Size:  172.9 KB

Name:  1492344_576499409099601_1399277744_o.jpg
Views: 5835
Size:  163.8 KB

Name:  1146955_578012915614917_1305899348_o.jpg
Views: 5897
Size:  129.6 KB

Name:  1186273_521610347921841_969299049_n.jpg
Views: 5750
Size:  110.6 KB

Name:  1421060_578013125614896_1628490762_o.jpg
Views: 5741
Size:  115.8 KB

Name:  1462790_557576710991871_1937246817_o.jpg
Views: 5740
Size:  196.1 KB

Name:  1479485_581474515268757_1115763271_n.jpg
Views: 5696
Size:  162.5 KB

Name:  1483812_578012882281587_1760436678_o.jpg
Views: 5734
Size:  155.3 KB

Name:  1484034_566288740120668_380471229_o.jpg
Views: 5796
Size:  181.6 KB

Name:  1484384_580258728723669_91570932_n (1).jpg
Views: 5712
Size:  122.6 KB

Name:  1489251_578427348906807_529611206_n.jpg
Views: 5716
Size:  282.7 KB

Name:  1490801_574138789335663_141971717_o.jpg
Views: 5718
Size:  139.5 KB

Name:  1492606_576076199141922_426298082_o.jpg
Views: 5675
Size:  154.7 KB

Name:  1492747_571259759623566_775640392_o.jpg
Views: 5642
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  1495186_572860739463468_470230350_o.jpg
Views: 5669
Size:  145.9 KB

Name:  1496040_588270867922455_151528519_o.jpg
Views: 5627
Size:  281.0 KB

Name:  1497941_582409785175230_560840559_o.jpg
Views: 5611
Size:  169.7 KB

Name:  1509128_577321149017427_1251365332_n.jpg
Views: 5554
Size:  153.8 KB

Name:  1511476_586960104720198_470501860_o.jpg
Views: 5581
Size:  187.8 KB

Name:  1498010_578013375614871_2134106139_o.jpg
Views: 5667
Size:  154.4 KB

Name:  1498032_573755049374037_1690355895_o.jpg
Views: 5500
Size:  170.9 KB

Name:  1498809_578012582281617_1242707486_o.jpg
Views: 5542
Size:  139.7 KB

Name:  1501169_573304222752453_1004785725_o.jpg
Views: 5512
Size:  164.8 KB

Name:  1502357_578013555614853_1361546310_o.jpg
Views: 5469
Size:  126.0 KB

Name:  1502770_578012815614927_1954451841_o.jpg
Views: 5517
Size:  116.5 KB

Name:  1517998_584368814979327_1666834386_o.jpg
Views: 5531
Size:  144.9 KB

Name:  1518431_584866568262885_1585354117_o.jpg
Views: 5507
Size:  118.6 KB

Name:  1526812_577321122350763_1328844492_n.jpg
Views: 5561
Size:  133.2 KB

Name:  1529868_586958388053703_1130161367_o.jpg
Views: 5456
Size:  284.7 KB

Name:  1534907_582650171817858_34146436_o.jpg
Views: 5461
Size:  169.8 KB

Name:  1535535_578427385573470_804764290_n.jpg
Views: 5396
Size:  113.2 KB

Name:  1557422_586950198054522_630184489_o.jpg
Views: 5474
Size:  211.6 KB

Name:  1535700_584028738346668_420409361_n.jpg
Views: 5531
Size:  261.0 KB

Rudi's Smurf 1M...
Name:  20131228_142624.jpg
Views: 5827
Size:  234.1 KB

Autoworld - Brussels
Name:  P1140716.jpg
Views: 5607
Size:  206.2 KB

Now onto MY photos...
Name:  20131228_174215.jpg
Views: 5377
Size:  47.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174347.jpg
Views: 5338
Size:  48.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174908.jpg
Views: 5482
Size:  185.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174913.jpg
Views: 5376
Size:  163.7 KB

Name:  20131228_174930.jpg
Views: 5439
Size:  195.7 KB

Name:  P1140705.jpg
Views: 5370
Size:  176.7 KB

Name:  P1140704.jpg
Views: 5411
Size:  210.5 KB

Name:  P1140702.jpg
Views: 5310
Size:  185.2 KB

Name:  P1140698.jpg
Views: 5301
Size:  200.2 KB

Name:  P1140697.jpg
Views: 5415
Size:  156.1 KB

Name:  P1140690.jpg
Views: 5402
Size:  159.3 KB

Name:  P1140699.jpg
Views: 5352
Size:  212.3 KB

Name:  P1140688.jpg
Views: 5283
Size:  167.1 KB

Name:  P1140686.jpg
Views: 5346
Size:  158.8 KB

Name:  P1140682.jpg
Views: 5305
Size:  205.7 KB

Name:  P1140679.jpg
Views: 5329
Size:  207.5 KB

Name:  P1140675.jpg
Views: 5266
Size:  172.4 KB

Name:  P1140674.jpg
Views: 5254
Size:  185.7 KB

Name:  P1140673.jpg
Views: 5204
Size:  217.9 KB

Name:  P1140672.jpg
Views: 5299
Size:  190.2 KB

Name:  P1140667.jpg
Views: 5234
Size:  165.4 KB

Name:  P1140664.jpg
Views: 5252
Size:  184.0 KB

Name:  P1140663.jpg
Views: 5194
Size:  164.4 KB

Name:  P1140662.jpg
Views: 5123
Size:  152.6 KB

Name:  P1140661.jpg
Views: 5077
Size:  206.6 KB

Name:  P1140660.jpg
Views: 5052
Size:  186.8 KB

Name:  P1140559.jpg
Views: 5025
Size:  175.3 KB

Name:  P1140656.jpg
Views: 5039
Size:  192.3 KB

Name:  P1140655.jpg
Views: 4840
Size:  190.5 KB

Name:  P1140654.jpg
Views: 4737
Size:  187.6 KB

Name:  P1140652.jpg
Views: 4681
Size:  133.8 KB

Name:  P1140651.jpg
Views: 4724
Size:  140.7 KB

Name:  P1140648.jpg
Views: 4652
Size:  207.5 KB

Name:  P1140646.jpg
Views: 4619
Size:  161.1 KB

Name:  P1140645.jpg
Views: 4662
Size:  152.3 KB

Name:  P1140643.jpg
Views: 4648
Size:  169.3 KB

Name:  P1140640.jpg
Views: 4645
Size:  181.6 KB

Name:  P1140638.jpg
Views: 4643
Size:  173.9 KB

Name:  P1140636.jpg
Views: 4584
Size:  152.1 KB

Name:  P1140635.jpg
Views: 4628
Size:  162.0 KB

Name:  P1140634.jpg
Views: 4623
Size:  160.8 KB

Name:  P1140631.jpg
Views: 4616
Size:  196.3 KB

Name:  P1140628.jpg
Views: 4594
Size:  178.5 KB

Name:  P1140539.jpg
Views: 4559
Size:  268.6 KB

Name:  P1140541.jpg
Views: 4606
Size:  230.0 KB

Name:  P1140506.jpg
Views: 4596
Size:  265.4 KB