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: 7604
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: 6276
Size:  292.1 KB

Name:  980367_574669339282608_401319746_o.jpg
Views: 6205
Size:  201.3 KB

Name:  892030_571291906287018_790564873_o.jpg
Views: 5799
Size:  181.2 KB

Name:  887119_578013202281555_366518776_o.jpg
Views: 5860
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  884476_579438265472382_1158399506_o.jpg
Views: 5786
Size:  126.4 KB

Name:  882959_578013052281570_913252688_o.jpg
Views: 5679
Size:  91.3 KB

Name:  859752_586956738053868_779367870_o.jpg
Views: 5590
Size:  309.7 KB

Name:  1399602_582786945137514_190657848_o.jpg
Views: 5610
Size:  129.9 KB

Name:  1412297_586274458122096_74948788_o.jpg
Views: 5612
Size:  172.9 KB

Name:  1492344_576499409099601_1399277744_o.jpg
Views: 5588
Size:  163.8 KB

Name:  1146955_578012915614917_1305899348_o.jpg
Views: 5662
Size:  129.6 KB

Name:  1186273_521610347921841_969299049_n.jpg
Views: 5505
Size:  110.6 KB

Name:  1421060_578013125614896_1628490762_o.jpg
Views: 5501
Size:  115.8 KB

Name:  1462790_557576710991871_1937246817_o.jpg
Views: 5515
Size:  196.1 KB

Name:  1479485_581474515268757_1115763271_n.jpg
Views: 5476
Size:  162.5 KB

Name:  1483812_578012882281587_1760436678_o.jpg
Views: 5484
Size:  155.3 KB

Name:  1484034_566288740120668_380471229_o.jpg
Views: 5545
Size:  181.6 KB

Name:  1484384_580258728723669_91570932_n (1).jpg
Views: 5473
Size:  122.6 KB

Name:  1489251_578427348906807_529611206_n.jpg
Views: 5452
Size:  282.7 KB

Name:  1490801_574138789335663_141971717_o.jpg
Views: 5475
Size:  139.5 KB

Name:  1492606_576076199141922_426298082_o.jpg
Views: 5451
Size:  154.7 KB

Name:  1492747_571259759623566_775640392_o.jpg
Views: 5415
Size:  194.3 KB

Name:  1495186_572860739463468_470230350_o.jpg
Views: 5411
Size:  145.9 KB

Name:  1496040_588270867922455_151528519_o.jpg
Views: 5394
Size:  281.0 KB

Name:  1497941_582409785175230_560840559_o.jpg
Views: 5387
Size:  169.7 KB

Name:  1509128_577321149017427_1251365332_n.jpg
Views: 5318
Size:  153.8 KB

Name:  1511476_586960104720198_470501860_o.jpg
Views: 5342
Size:  187.8 KB

Name:  1498010_578013375614871_2134106139_o.jpg
Views: 5439
Size:  154.4 KB

Name:  1498032_573755049374037_1690355895_o.jpg
Views: 5265
Size:  170.9 KB

Name:  1498809_578012582281617_1242707486_o.jpg
Views: 5298
Size:  139.7 KB

Name:  1501169_573304222752453_1004785725_o.jpg
Views: 5285
Size:  164.8 KB

Name:  1502357_578013555614853_1361546310_o.jpg
Views: 5248
Size:  126.0 KB

Name:  1502770_578012815614927_1954451841_o.jpg
Views: 5287
Size:  116.5 KB

Name:  1517998_584368814979327_1666834386_o.jpg
Views: 5293
Size:  144.9 KB

Name:  1518431_584866568262885_1585354117_o.jpg
Views: 5281
Size:  118.6 KB

Name:  1526812_577321122350763_1328844492_n.jpg
Views: 5307
Size:  133.2 KB

Name:  1529868_586958388053703_1130161367_o.jpg
Views: 5203
Size:  284.7 KB

Name:  1534907_582650171817858_34146436_o.jpg
Views: 5224
Size:  169.8 KB

Name:  1535535_578427385573470_804764290_n.jpg
Views: 5182
Size:  113.2 KB

Name:  1557422_586950198054522_630184489_o.jpg
Views: 5223
Size:  211.6 KB

Name:  1535700_584028738346668_420409361_n.jpg
Views: 5273
Size:  261.0 KB

Rudi's Smurf 1M...
Name:  20131228_142624.jpg
Views: 5551
Size:  234.1 KB

Autoworld - Brussels
Name:  P1140716.jpg
Views: 5344
Size:  206.2 KB

Now onto MY photos...
Name:  20131228_174215.jpg
Views: 5165
Size:  47.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174347.jpg
Views: 5134
Size:  48.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174908.jpg
Views: 5237
Size:  185.5 KB

Name:  20131228_174913.jpg
Views: 5132
Size:  163.7 KB

Name:  20131228_174930.jpg
Views: 5191
Size:  195.7 KB

Name:  P1140705.jpg
Views: 5149
Size:  176.7 KB

Name:  P1140704.jpg
Views: 5162
Size:  210.5 KB

Name:  P1140702.jpg
Views: 5099
Size:  185.2 KB

Name:  P1140698.jpg
Views: 5062
Size:  200.2 KB

Name:  P1140697.jpg
Views: 5189
Size:  156.1 KB

Name:  P1140690.jpg
Views: 5160
Size:  159.3 KB

Name:  P1140699.jpg
Views: 5120
Size:  212.3 KB

Name:  P1140688.jpg
Views: 5057
Size:  167.1 KB

Name:  P1140686.jpg
Views: 5047
Size:  158.8 KB

Name:  P1140682.jpg
Views: 5082
Size:  205.7 KB

Name:  P1140679.jpg
Views: 5104
Size:  207.5 KB

Name:  P1140675.jpg
Views: 5048
Size:  172.4 KB

Name:  P1140674.jpg
Views: 5022
Size:  185.7 KB

Name:  P1140673.jpg
Views: 4967
Size:  217.9 KB

Name:  P1140672.jpg
Views: 5056
Size:  190.2 KB

Name:  P1140667.jpg
Views: 4998
Size:  165.4 KB

Name:  P1140664.jpg
Views: 5020
Size:  184.0 KB

Name:  P1140663.jpg
Views: 4960
Size:  164.4 KB

Name:  P1140662.jpg
Views: 4883
Size:  152.6 KB

Name:  P1140661.jpg
Views: 4883
Size:  206.6 KB

Name:  P1140660.jpg
Views: 4849
Size:  186.8 KB

Name:  P1140559.jpg
Views: 4828
Size:  175.3 KB

Name:  P1140656.jpg
Views: 4845
Size:  192.3 KB

Name:  P1140655.jpg
Views: 4709
Size:  190.5 KB

Name:  P1140654.jpg
Views: 4670
Size:  187.6 KB

Name:  P1140652.jpg
Views: 4651
Size:  133.8 KB

Name:  P1140651.jpg
Views: 4695
Size:  140.7 KB

Name:  P1140648.jpg
Views: 4624
Size:  207.5 KB

Name:  P1140646.jpg
Views: 4590
Size:  161.1 KB

Name:  P1140645.jpg
Views: 4631
Size:  152.3 KB

Name:  P1140643.jpg
Views: 4621
Size:  169.3 KB

Name:  P1140640.jpg
Views: 4617
Size:  181.6 KB

Name:  P1140638.jpg
Views: 4617
Size:  173.9 KB

Name:  P1140636.jpg
Views: 4559
Size:  152.1 KB

Name:  P1140635.jpg
Views: 4601
Size:  162.0 KB

Name:  P1140634.jpg
Views: 4596
Size:  160.8 KB

Name:  P1140631.jpg
Views: 4590
Size:  196.3 KB

Name:  P1140628.jpg
Views: 4566
Size:  178.5 KB

Name:  P1140539.jpg
Views: 4532
Size:  268.6 KB

Name:  P1140541.jpg
Views: 4577
Size:  230.0 KB

Name:  P1140506.jpg
Views: 4568
Size:  265.4 KB