• Oct 16, 2009
As much as we like our drive-in movies and drive-through restaurants, could there be anything more appropriate than a drive-in car museum? We think not. Unfortunately, such an obvious and awesome thing isn't on its way to America.

Instead, China, a relatively new player on the world transportation scene, is the country planning to erect a drive-in car museum, meaning most of us will probably never get the chance to visit. Ah well, at least the design is thoughtful and innovative. Francesco Gatti, chief architect at design firm 3GATTI in Italy, is responsible for the unique shape of the museum, which allows drivers to climb to the top in their cars and then walk back down via an inner spiral ramp. It seems the structure can be replicated in origami... and now we have a project for the rest of the day.



[Source: plusmood.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      comeon guys...there are other avenues for your bitching! please, this is an auto blog. If you want to talk about the environment or politics, please go elsewhere!!! if you love the environment so much; please don't drive; go scrap your car and WALK! then, i would say you are truly helping the environment. Otherwise, please leave the environmental and political comments to yourselves!!!! thank you.
      • 5 Years Ago
      When is the last time Sky scrapper was built in America or high speed rails, like it or not China is where all construction and innovation happens know similar to America post WWII.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If this was American, I'm sure many would praise it instead of calling idiotic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another big useless thing?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Brilliance.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I see what you did there...
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not exactly sure why it being in China means Americans can't visit...it's easy to get a visa to go visit China, and we have invented planes after all so you'll likely survive the voyage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what the communism with free market does. They don't care how many civilian suffer in environment issue. They just want to attract the foreigners. One day they will realize by themselves, we don't have to worry about that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well by your name and spelling, I can tell you're probably someone who doesn't want to be taken seriously, but that is besides the point. If you are talking about the unequal distribution of wealth in China, I'm right there with you but that was not my point at all. And yes, I grew up as a poor kid in the rural parts so I'm speaking from experience. Yea, the government is corrupt, but where is it not? Really, the thing countries like China need most right now is a strong middle class, and such a movement comes from foreign investments in projects like this one. And what's with all the Asian countries being in the same patch? Japan and S. Korea are every bit as industrialized as the US and have far fewer environmental concerns. Take a stroll down LA and Tokyo and tell me which one is cleaner.

        If you really are passionate about the issue, thats really good for you. If you want to see change however, join an organization that supports your cause instead of posting here where you are just going to get downvoted and desensitize the issue.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well by ur name I can tell u're chinese. In fact, did u even go deep to china? or u juz live up in a fancy life? That's all you can say because people can do n.th to that country, except their government. sorry buddy,but Asian countries are almost in the same patch. I'm an Asian too, at least I'm half chinese.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Buddy, you just listed the biggest pitfall of capitalism.
        Don't worry though, no one expects too much from someone who used the phrase "communism with free market."
        And really, why the hell does someone always want to bring up politics on a car blog? There are better and less annoying places for that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh well I've gotten you. and yes you're half right. I just don't want to make enemy. Ok argument is over. Peace!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      museum? they've had an automobile industry for like 8 months now...
      • 5 Years Ago
      More car musea in China you can find at our website: http://www.chinesecars.net/index.php?page=60
      • 5 Years Ago
      "erect a drive-in car museum" what would be more stimulating than that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hahaha. This is straight out of Bruce McCall's fantabulously funny book "Zany Afternoons."
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks awesome, but will ultimately depend on what kinds of cars they plan to stock it with. Iconic Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes-Benzes, Porsches, etc would be awesome. Iconic Geelys, Cherys, Changfengs, and Dadis... no thanks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This sounds like a cool idea, I'd love to see what is going to happen when they put aggressive and distracted drivers who don't yield and pedestrians who are equally distracted into shared traffic paths.
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