The Mullin Automotive Museum is to stage what it claims will be the most comprehensive Gabriel Voisin exhibit in history.
The Southern California Museum – which specialises in art deco French cars and art – plans to display never-before-seen works by the French car and aeroplane designer later this year.
During a full life from 1880-1973, Gabriel Voisin’s creations include the first aircraft to take off under its own power and sustain flight (1907), the C6 Laboratoire racecars that triumphed over Bugatti (1922) and some of the world’s first modern prefabricated homes (1920).
Peter Mullin founder of the Mullin Automotive Museum, said: “Rarely has there been an individual that has made such enormous contributions across so many disciplines as Gabriel Voisin.
“It is both an honour and a privilege to celebrate a man whose designs made such an impact on the world.”
The exhibit promises to offer the most expansive look into Voisin’s achievements in cars, aviation and architecture. Museum-goers will have the opportunity to view rare examples of Voisin’s work including concept drawings and a display of the world’s largest collection of Voisin automobiles.