On display in the carefully modernized factory building are prototypes – well, but not only prototypes. Also, the museum looks at itself as a "prototype" for the concept of the exhibition which is experience-oriented, interactive and multimedia. To allow a sensitive look, the valuable cars are displayed without barrage.
The German term "Personen. Kraft. Wagen." (English: Persons. Power. Cars.) is associated with the common German abbreviation “PKW” for a passenger car and thus creating the well chosen motto of the museum, as it not only presents seldom historic vehicles, but also gives an interesting insight into the lives of those Persons who made the automobile sport great. Another issue is the Power (in German “Kraft”), be it as the power of the engines, as the creativity of the designs or as the desire to win a race. The Cars (in German“Wagen”) on display – from self-built cars of the early post-war period to prototypes of modern Formula 1 cars – give an impression of the fascination of this subject in different facets. >> WEBSITE
he permanent exhibition on the first floor displays rare and sometimes even unique racing and sports cars, especially those of the early post-war Germany.
One of the gems there is the Porsche ancestor Type 64 from 1939. Only three cars of this type were built to participate in a propaganda race from Berlin to Rome. The car on display is one of two surviving cars and is an impressive streamlined icon; groundbreaking for its time and role model for the later Porsche sports car generations!
The exhibition shows even modern racing cars like the Jordan F1 191, with which seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher drove his first Formula 1 race in 1991 and the 2009 Toyota TF110 prototype. Both cars are impressing with their synergy of aesthetics and strength.
Particular dedication is given by the museum to the career and private life of Otto Mathé (1907 - 1995) and Wolfgang von Trips (1928 - 1961). Because of their natures and their successes as racing car drivers they both were personalities of their time.