Abarth Works Museum plans to move by 2023: "Race car collection will be even better in new building".
The Abarth Works Museum in Lier - where more than three hundred antique racing cars are on display - has concrete plans for a new building. "The future building will be bigger, more modern and more multifunctional," say museum managers Guy Moerenhout and Jeroen Nys. In the meantime, the collection is housed in a pop-up a little further down the road.
Abarth Works Museum and VARO join forces
To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the Abarth Works Museum gets its own place. Exactly fifty years ago Guy Moerenhout started collecting and restoring cars that are somehow linked to the legendary car builder Carlo Abarth. The hobby developed into the Abarth Works Museum, and today the collection comprises more than three hundred unique cars. "Our collection is unprecedented in the world," says Guy Moerenhout. "Because of the size, but mainly because the cars are much more than museum pieces. They still regularly go out on the track and with some models we still drive rallies."
Pop-up Abarth Works Museum!
Since 2007, the Abarth Works Museum has been located at the outskirts of Lier, Antwerp. Many classic car lovers have found their way to the Industriestraat 1 in Lier, the old industrial park of the city. Recently, however, some changes have been made, and a pop-up version of the Abarth Works Museum has been established! So for the following 2 years, you can visit the exceptional collection of classic cars at Industriestaat 5A in Lier. Only a few blocks away from the old building!