No other venue provides the same level of intimate access to these rarefied masterpieces of mankind’s creativity than The Rev’s Institute. That is because the Collier Collection is presented as a working museum. Nearly every vehicle in the Collier collection has been masterfully restored according to exacting historical standards and is maintained in peak operational condition.
“The objects here are a testament to all that’s great in the human mind and spirit.”Miles Collier
When these remarkable vestiges of automobile history are not on display for museum guests, they can be seen traversing roadways and competing on racetracks across the United States and Europe exemplifying these machines’ uncommon combination of artistic form and enduring function.
This distinct collection of more than 100 automobiles manufactured between 1896 and 1995 were each thoughtfully curated for their rarity and historical significance. The allure of the 1939 Mercedes W154 Grand Prix (Silver Arrows) continues to attract historians and automotive connoisseurs from around the world to behold the flagship of the Collier Collection.
Visitors are also granted up close and unfettered access to other legendary marvels of automotive history including a Panhard et Lavassor Wagnonette, the collection’s oldest vehicle. There are no barriers or exhibit partitions that prevent visitors from standing toe to tire with the very first Porsche 550-01, Gary Cooper’s short-chassis 1935 Duesenberg SSJ or the very first Ferrari race car to be imported to the United States.
Each of the museum’s four exhibit areas are presented in this same unconstrained fashion elevating man and machine to the same stratum.
Experience the automobiles that shaped the 20th century and changed the way we live, travel and work from the Model T to the advent of the first luxury vehicle.
Exit the roadway and enter the raceway. Peer into the evolution of high performance auto racing and witness the rarest and most ground breaking specimens of automotive engineering and design evolution.
Stroll through thirty years of unparalleled innovation produced by one of the most revered automakers of our time.
Uncover the rich narrative that is embedded in every racing car and pay homage to the racing men that shaped the evolution of auto sport as it is known today.