Museo Nicolis, one of the most prestigious istitutions of the european heritage, arrived in Padua with the unique Avions Voisin to celebrate the roaring twenties.
“Auto e Moto d’Epoca” it’s a must in the international calendar, it’s the most important italian show and the biggest market of historic cars in Europe.
“For us is fundamental to give an international value to the binomial motorism/culture trough qualified events” says Silvia Nicolis, the president of the Museum. “For us Auto e Moto d’Epoca is a fixed appointment, as it is for alle the covers and all the people working in this field. In this occasion in Padua, the past and the present met in an unique emotion.”
Gabriel Voisin, pioneer of French aviation, founded the “Société Anonyme des Aéroplanes G. Voisin“. Created to produce aircrafts, at the end of the First World War the company was converted to car production using all the experience gained in the aircraft field. This meant that aeronautical studies, which developed greatly during World War I, had an unusual application on the car bodies: the wide use of aluminium, aerodynamics, functionality and originality. The badge of the firm shows a stylized dove whose shape recalls the Egyptian goddess Isis. In 1937, the economic crisis forced Gabriel Voisin to sell his shares; in 1940 the company was acquired by Gnome et Rhone and returned to aircraft production. To Gabriel Voisin we owe several innovations such as the reverse light, Cotal electromagnetic gearbox use and large glass surfaces.
Auto e Moto d’Epoca – Padua
Auto e Moto d’Epoca in Padua is the biggest vintage car and spare parts market in Europe, and has been the biggest international event for motoring enthusiasts and for fans of the wider culture tied to the automotive field for years. At Auto e Moto d’Epoca, collectors and aficionados can choose between more than 4,000 cars put up for sale by the main car manufacturers, and find original spare parts and automobilia of all prices and makes. Moreover, the history and culture of engines live at Auto e Moto d’Epoca: visitors to the Show delve into the past while touching the present and the future of the car world. For this reason, too, Auto e Moto d’Epoca is an intergenerational event that can excite everyone – men, women, young people, fans or anyone who is simply curious. An event that leaves you with beauty, dreams and creativity.