Modern Motor Art:
The Savoy Museum:
In their own mission statement, the caretakers of the Savoy Automobile Museum in Cartersville Georgia explain how they hope to connect people to the cultural diversity of the automobile. "Through changing exhibits, educational programs, and engaging experiences individuals have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and history of automobiles."- SavoyMuseum.org
Although they are still a museum in its infancy, opening just ten short days ago, the Savoy Museum is an absolute dream for any car enthusiast, photographer, or relative of any motor-head. Walking through any of the five current exhibits in the museum is sure to put a smile on your face, and make you truly appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the cars that drove history, With each of the five current exhibits, being filled to the brim with eager fathers and helpful staff, there isn't a person in the museum that's not excited to explain the history of each car you see or share in your curiosity of the unknown.
The Museum of Today:
Today, just five exhibits stand at the Savoy Automobile Museum, with one permanent collection, The Savoy Collection, and four rotating exhibits. The current four on display as of December 2021, include American Racing, The Great American Classics, Woodies, and Orphans. Each of these incredible exhibits is full of renewed life and character, with glistening vehicles, multi-styled car-related art, and some seriously impressive lighting in each room. Join me in the sections below to see a glimpse of each room!
Located in the largest hall of the museum, there are plenty of racing legends on display, like the iconic Plymouth Superbird pictured front and center above.
The Great American Classics:
Grandpa's favorite section, full of generationally dependent nostalgia, and some of the most beautiful paint jobs I have ever seen.
In my opinion, the Woodies is one of the most unique stylistic sections in the entire museum and I truly hope this style of car design will make a comeback. Unlike the other cars in this museum, it's not about what headlight pattern you have, paint you have, or fancy hood ornament sits on your car, it's about putting the beauty and texture of wood grain into an otherwise mundane design. Each piece of wood has its own unique characteristics, and the power to drastically change the look and feel of each car with character and charm.
Full of patina and character, the cars in this collection are the ones you won't see on the road anytime soon. Unlike their contemporaries, their legacy remains a legacy, with no modern extensions on three or four wheels.
The Savoy Collection:
This permanent exhibit in the museum is full of some of the most unique and lavish cars you'll find, with the benefits of each room of the museum. It has the obscurities of the Orphan Room, the interior luxuries of the Woodies, the incredible paint of the American Classics, and in some cases the high speeds of the racers. Just like the museum itself, there's something fascinating for everyone from wall to wall.
The Savoy Automobile Museum is a breath of fresh air in Cartersville, from its futuristic exterior to its nostalgic collection of incredible cars, this museum is certainly a spectacle. Although steep for the area in its admission prices, at fifteen dollars for adults, the museum is well worth the money to the right clientele. The building as well as the cars housed in it are glistening and spotless, with eager staff there to talk you through each and every piece of the museum at your beck and call. Given my incredible experience at the Savoy Museum, I'd say it's worth the money through and through. When your family comes into town for the holidays, or you're just looking for another thing to do on a rainy day, I would put the Savoy Automobile Museum, high up on your list. I hope you make it out there soon!