The last thing you expect on a small
tropical island is a motor museum featuring an extensive and eclectic
collection of exotic and vintage cars. Yet that is exactly what you will find
at the Cayman Motor Museum.
Located across from Cracked Conch
restaurant in West Bay, next to the Turtle Farm, the museum is certainly worth
a visit, whether you are a car fanatic or not.
The collection of cars include everything
from an extensive collection of Ferraris to a range of vehicles, the majority
by famed auto maker Rolls Royce, that were once owned by the rich, the famous,
and even the infamous.
The famous cars included in the collection
include a Rolls Royce previously owned by Sir Elton John, Queen Elizabeth II’s
first limousine, a once-off Mercedes Benz convertible custom made for Ugandan
dictator Idi Amin, and the Yellow Rolls Royce from the film of the same name.
However, for true car fans, it is the
rarities in the collection that really make a visit worthwhile. Yes of course
the Ferraris can make anyone’s heart beat faster, while the original Batmobile
from the live action TV series brings out the little kid in everyone, but it is
the little three wheelers that no-one has ever heard of or the rather strange
Citroen sports car with the Maserati engine that really pique the interest.
These are cars that you are not likely to encounter in many other collections,
yet every bit as worthy of being included.
One of the more eclectic elements of the
museum is a collection of antique coffee grinders. Although the link to cars
may not be immediately apparent, apart from the vital role coffee plays in
fuelling drivers, French car maker Peugeot is famed for their coffee grinders,
a couple of which are included in the collection.
The artwork on the walls is also constantly
added to, with a selection of rare posters, artwork and more, all relating to
the cars lined up along the walls.
The last Saturday of every month visitors
have the opportunity to have their photo taken in one of the cars in the
museum, in appropriate costume as well. Plans for the future include having
your photo taken in Queen Elizabeth’s first limousine on Mother’s Day, tiara
The venue is also ideally suited to hosting
corporate events in the evenings, with services including catering (whether
arranged by the venue or the organisation hosting an event), corporate gift
bags, photo opportunities with the vehicles as well as a coffee table photo book
of the event.
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