In the spirit of our impetuous, buckle-hatted ancestors let's talk about cars we'd make a pilgrimage to see.
Where? Lane Motor Museum
We'd love to take a visit down to our friends at the Lane to check out their one of a kind Citroën powered propellor car, because how crazy is a propeller powered car? The crankshaft of the air-cooled four-cylinder couples directly to the propeller.
Where? Saab Bilmuseum
The history of everyone's favorite oddball automaker Saab starts here, with this very car. It was built and designed by a team of airplane makers who knew very little about cars, but still somehow led to the iconic Saab 92.
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8.) Auto Avio Costruzioni 815
Where? The Righini Collection
Don't let the name fool you, because this is the first car ever produced by Enzo Ferrari. After he split with Alfa Romeo, Ferrari wasn't allowed to use his own name for manufacturing, so he came up with Auto Avio Costruzioni to make car and airplane parts. This is genesis, right here.
Oh, and it was raced in the Mille Miglia by Alberto Ascari, as if it wasn't cool enough already.
7.) Chrysler Turbine Car
Is there any car that symbolizes the ideology of post-war America quite like the Turbine Car? For those who don't know, it was powered by an actual turbine engine, and Chrysler ended production after just 55 were built.
Most were destroyed, but thankfully some have survived.
6.) 16 Cylinder Porsche 917
Where? Porsche Museum
The flat-12 Porsche 917 was one of the greatest race cars of its time, but the one you really want to see is the batshit 16-cylinder prototype. You see, when Porsche needed more power back in those days they just kept adding more cylinders, culminating with this flat-16 (!!!) that made nearly 900 (!!!) horsepower.
5.) Dymaxion Car
Where? National Auto Museum
The only surviving example of Buckminster Fuller's wild Dymaxion Car lives at the National Auto Museum in Reno, and would be well worth a trip to see. What other three-wheeled, eleven passenger, rear-engine front-wheel-drive car can you think of?
4.) McLaren MP4/8
You've seen Ayrton Senna's crazy first lap at Donington in 1993, where he passes three guys for the lead in the rain in one lap, right? If you haven't, I'll wait. Well the car he used for that race now lives at the collection at that very track, with a host of other amazing F1 cars.
3.) Le Mans Winning Gulf GT40
Where? The Henry Ford Museum
I don't need to tell you why you need to see this car. Run, don't walk to the Henry Ford Museum to experience this slice of Anglo-American greatness first hand.
2.) Lancia Stratos Zero
Until recently, this car was displayed at the High Museum Of Art in Atlanta, but has since been moved. I have no idea where it is now, but it would be so worth it to try and find this incredible Bertone concept. It's the epitome of 1970s wedge design.
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1.) Bugatti Type 57
Where? The Henry Ford Museum
As if you needed more reason than a Gulf GT40 to go to the Henry Ford, they also have one of the most beautiful cars ever made, the Bugatti Type 57.
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