Winterthur Invitational
Historic Autos

Saturdays in May 2015
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission.


1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

In 2008 Winterthur received a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer. A gift of the Philip C. Beals family, it is on display at Point-to-Point and on select Saturdays in May near the museum. Affectionately called “The Empress,” the auto has an all-aluminum body that was crafted by the Brewster Company of Long Island City, New York, and a chassis that was made in Springfield, Massachusetts. 


Historic Autos Display

May 9
“Classic General Motors in the 'Duco' era—A New World of Color, 1924–48"

May 16
"Historic Automobiles—Trends in Preservation”

May 23
"In Grand Style: Rolls Royce and Bentley”

May 30
“Cars and Colors: 1950–61"


Historic Autos Lectures

On select Saturdays in May, there will be lectures associated with the historic auto displays. Please visit the lectures Web page for more information.

 Historic Autos Family Activity Sheet

Print your own from the link below, or pick up a copy at the Visitor Center before visiting the display. Historic Autos Activity sheet.pdf


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