Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit
  • Mullin Museum Voisin Exhibit

1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne

1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne

1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne

1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne
  • 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne

1922 Voisin Type C3 S Strasbourg
  • 1922 Voisin Type C3 S Strasbourg
  • 1922 Voisin Type C3 S Strasbourg

1922 Voisin Type C3 S Strasbourg
  • 1922 Voisin Type C3 S Strasbourg
  • 1922 Voisin Type C3 S Strasbourg

1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction

1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction

1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction

1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction
  • 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction

1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe Reconstruction
  • 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe Reconstruction
  • 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe Reconstruction

1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe Reconstruction
  • 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe Reconstruction
  • 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe Reconstruction

1934 Voisin Type C27 Grand Sport Cabriolet
  • 1934 Voisin Type C27 Grand Sport Cabriolet
  • 1934 Voisin Type C27 Grand Sport Cabriolet

1926 Voisin Type C7 Saloon
  • 1926 Voisin Type C7 Saloon
  • 1926 Voisin Type C7 Saloon

1928 Voisin Type C14 Sedan
  • 1928 Voisin Type C14 Sedan
  • 1928 Voisin Type C14 Sedan

1938 Voisin Type C30 Cabriolet
  • 1938 Voisin Type C30 Cabriolet
  • 1938 Voisin Type C30 Cabriolet

Voisin Type C28 Sahara Cabriolet Replica
  • Voisin Type C28 Sahara Cabriolet Replica
  • Voisin Type C28 Sahara Cabriolet Replica

Voisin Type C28 Sahara Cabriolet Replica
  • Voisin Type C28 Sahara Cabriolet Replica
  • Voisin Type C28 Sahara Cabriolet Replica

1936 Voisin Type C28 Clairiere Berline
  • 1936 Voisin Type C28 Clairiere Berline
  • 1936 Voisin Type C28 Clairiere Berline

1939 Voisin Type C30 S Coupe
  • 1939 Voisin Type C30 S Coupe
  • 1939 Voisin Type C30 S Coupe

1928 Voisin Type C11/14CV Chasserons Sedan
  • 1928 Voisin Type C11/14CV Chasserons Sedan
  • 1928 Voisin Type C11/14CV Chasserons Sedan

1923 Voisin Type C3 L Coupe Limousine
  • 1923 Voisin Type C3 L Coupe Limousine
  • 1923 Voisin Type C3 L Coupe Limousine

1919 Voisin Type C1 Limousine
  • 1919 Voisin Type C1 Limousine
  • 1919 Voisin Type C1 Limousine

1919 Voisin Type C1 Limousine
  • 1919 Voisin Type C1 Limousine
  • 1919 Voisin Type C1 Limousine

1936 Voisin Type C28 Aerosport
  • 1936 Voisin Type C28 Aerosport
  • 1936 Voisin Type C28 Aerosport

1936 Voisin Type C28 Aerosport
  • 1936 Voisin Type C28 Aerosport
  • 1936 Voisin Type C28 Aerosport

Imagine that an automaker was displaying more than ten percent of its existing production under one roof - a manufacturer like Ford would have millions of cars on display. Yet Voisin automobiles, the iconic French luxury brand from the 1920s and 1930s, needs to display just 17.

Gabriel B. Voisin began producing cars in 1919. As an aviation pioneer (he is credited with developing Europe's first heavier-than-air engine-powered aircraft capable of sustaining controlled flight) who eventually focused his talent in the automotive sector, his designs were technically detailed, aerodynamically efficient and with an art deco aesthetic – it is easiest to simply consider them stunning.

While more than 10,000 automobiles were assembled in the suburban Paris factory, fewer than 150 are known to still exist. Amazingly, the famed Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, has more than a dozen of his masterpieces (plus original artifacts) on display through April of 2013. This unprecedented show is the first opportunity to see so many examples of Voisin's work in the United States.

Notable examples include the 1935 Type C25 Aerodyne that won the coveted Best of Show award at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as well as a reconstruction of the 1923 Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" race car that experimented with a double wedge-shape airfoil for improved aerodynamics.

The curators opened the doors to Autoblog the other day, so we sent Drew Phillips in with his camera for a closer look. The pictures are amazing, but the real beauty of a Voisin is in the small details. It should go without saying that this is the type of automotive exhibit that is truly worthy of a road trip to view.

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