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Mahy. A Family of Cars

The Tranquil Beauty of Unique Classic Cars

By (author) Michel Mahy
By (author) Wouter Rawoens


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  • Three generations of the Mahy family have worked to acquire this unique collection, containing at least one example of every important phase of automobile development
  • Famous car makers in the collection include Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Delage, Fiat, Maserati, Mercedes, MG, Minerva, Opel, Packard, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Tatra, Triumph, Volkswagen, and Wartburg
Full Description

The Mahy family of Ghent (Belgium) possess one of the largest collections of vintage and classic cars in the world. The 250 most notable cars in the collection are installed at Autoworld in the centre of Brussels, which is the third most attended museum in Belgium. But this represents only part of the collection. This full-colour book of photographs features, for the first time, the “reserve”: 600 authentic, unrestored classic cars, which are not normally accessible to the public. Fifty of these cars were photographed separately in a specially built studio. A fantastic visual resource for car aficionados, car fanatics, and vintage car collectors.

About the Author

Michel Mahy (Ghent, 1965) is the third generation of this family of car fanatics, son of Yvan and grandson of Ghislain. He is the current curator of the collection, which can be viewed in part in Autoworld (Brussels) and in the family's own Mahymobile Museum in Leuze-en-Hainaut. Wouter Rawoens (Ghent, 1963) is a photographer who has worked on various books, magazines and newspapers. He is the creative inspiration behind this project.

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Lannoo Publishers
6th Sep 2021
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
230 mm x 300 mm
272 Pages
170 color
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