The Alfa Romeo Scarabeo concept car on display at the Château de Compiègne
The "Concept-car. Pure beauty" exhibition, inaugurated Thursday at the Musée National de la Voiture in Compiègne, France. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of the concept-car phenomenon, from its origins up to the 1970s.
The models on show include the extremely rare Alfa Romeo Scarabeo (1966), owned by FCA Heritage.
Until March 23, 2020, the Château de Compiègne in France will play host to the exhibition "Concept-car. Beauté pure". The event offers a fascinating journey in the field of car-design between the end of the 19th century and the 1970s. On show are thirty cars, motorcycles and record-breaking vehicles - many of which are here exhibited in Europe for the first time - as well as a hundred photographs, documents, preparatory sketches and miniature models.
The halls of the Palais de Compiègne have been home to the "Musée national de Ia Voiture" since 1927. It was the first ever museum dedicated to locomotion, created through an initiative of the Touring Club of France and a group of French body building companies. It can boast a collection containing roughly fifteen thousand items - including cars, carriages, motorcycles, photographs, costumes, harnesses and luggage.
The "Concept-car. Beauté pure" exhibition marks the beginning of a renovation phase for the museum, as it opens up to welcome the automotive heritage of the entire 20th century.