The precious items from Michael Schumacher‘s impressive Formula One career will be displayed as a permanent exhibition – free admission for interested fans.
With the opening of Motorworld Koln-Rheinland in April 2018, one of the world’s most significant collections from the world of motor sport will be moving in as well: the private collection of Formula 1 and Scuderia Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher – karts from his early racing days, sports cars, trophies, unique memorabilia, and, of course, most of the cars in which he won seven Formula 1 world championship titles.
Michael Schumacher’s family and Motorworld have continued to work on the agreement made last year and make this unique collection freely accessible to the public for years to come. The Michael Schumacher Private Collection will thus find a perfect home in two senses of the word. Not only will Motorworld Koln-Rheinland offer a stylish platform, but it is also very close to Schumacher’s home town of Kerpen.
Never before has Michael Schumacher’s full collection been put on show in public. Every single vehicle, every single piece of memorabilia, breathes the success story of the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time. With the opening of Motorworld Koln-Rheinland, fans and motor sport aficionados will have the opportunity to see cars and other mementos from every era of Schumacher’s unique career. “It is the heart’s desire of Michael’s family that all interested fans should get to see Michael’s collection without having to pay an admission charge.” – Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm said last year, at the presentation of the event – “It will enable them to revel in memories and bring those great times back to life again. The location’s proximity to Kerpen, and the passion for motoring that it radiates, were two other excellent reasons for this collaboration.”
Worthy surroundings for Michael Schumacher’s Private Collection will be created in one of the listed halls at the site. The cars, trophies and memorabilia will be appropriately displayed in specially built boxes. Cologne’s Mayor Henriette Reker said very pleased: “It is a great honor for us having this permanent exhibition in Cologne. Not least, it underlines the high automobile affinity our city has, with roots going far back.” – Andreas Dünkel, initiator of the Motorworld concept and himself an avid motor sport fan, commented: “It means a great deal to us to be able to honour Michael Schumacher’s achievements in this manner and bring them so close to his fans.” And so it goes without saying that the 1994 Benetton Ford B 194-5, with which Michael Schumacher wrote world championship history and which has belonged to the MOTORWORLD Collection since 2013, will also be part of the permanent exhibition.