OXNARD, Calif. – The impeccably restored 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne, winner of the coveted “Best of Show” title at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, made its premiere appearance at the world-renowned Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, Calif., on Nov. 12. It can be seen again this Saturday, Dec. 10.
Museum-goers will be able to see the stunning vehicle on display among the Museum’s magnificent collection of Art Deco era art and automobiles. After its limited stay, the Museum will exhibit the Voisin at Retromobile, an annual, internationally-recognized leading event in the classic car world, held in France Feb. 1-5, 2012.
Created by one of France’s foremost automobile designers, Gabriel Voisin (1880 – 1973), the Aerodyne stands as the pinnacle of design and engineering excellence of the Art Deco era. The Voisin’s streamlined aluminum coachwork features a number of extraordinary details, including the marque’s striking signature bird-in-flight hood ornament, flowing skirted pontoon fenders and massive retractable arched roof.
Peter and Merle Mullin, founders of the widely-celebrated Mullin Automotive Museum, spent the last six years restoring the vehicle. The Voisin, a first-time entry which initially took top honors in the 1932-1937 European Classic category, is a striking example of vintage French design from manufacturer Avions-Voisin, a company that started initially building aircraft.
Avions-Voisin’s first vehicle, the C-2, was unveiled at the Paris motor show in 1920, while the C-25 was launched in Paris more than a decade later. The C-25 is quite indicative Voisin’s roots in aviation, with its sweeping aerodynamic design and abundant use of lightweight alloys.
“Gabriel Voisin was a monumental designer and this particular automobile is an important piece of art and design history,” said Peter Mullin founder of the Museum. “We are so proud to be able to share it with our museum visitors.”
As the Mullins’ 27th entry at Pebble Beach, the Voisin marks their first “Best of Show” win. For further information on the arrival of the 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne, log onto www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
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