In this exhibition, ‘motorheads’ will find vehicles of long gone days when cars and motorbikes rolled down roads in a very different way.
It takes collectors many years to select the material for their cherished gallery. In San Martín de los Andes, a few blocks from the main square, Daniel Rubinger, an architect, managed to collect extremely valuable pieces which he gladly shares with his visitors.
It has been dubbed The License Plate Museum because of the large number of plates covering the basement walls of his home. However, that is not all.
As Daniel guided us, we learnt that he has pursued varied interests during his life. His museum is the result of his love of old motorbikes and cars. He is extremely knowledgeable about all their features and history. In his own words: ‘When you collect, you are always seeking the impossible. When you finally get it, you go for more. That’s the way it works.’
There are several classic motorbikes in different stages of restoration, each with its own characteristics and origin. In the same room we saw a 1957, second series Puma and a 1962 Tehuelche, both made in Argentina, as well as several extremely valuable Harley Davidsons dating back to the early 20th century. He proudly showed us two miniature replicas of astounding minuteness. One is from 1903, a real curiosity. He endeavors to make them all fully functional even if it means assembling the missing pieces with the help of an instruction manual. He keeps an array of tools and original accessories in glass cabinets.
Recommendations: Phone in advance for visits. No admission fee.
Contact: Daniel Rubinger
Cortada Los Abedules (8370) San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina Tel: +54 2972-427834
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