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The Motivation

The automobile is much more than just a tool that moves us from one place to another. Automobiles are expressions of 20th-century design mechanics and the culture that influenced their creation. They both affect, and are affected by, the culture and design concepts of the world around them when they were originally conceived and sold to consumers all over the globe.

Some automobiles exemplify these qualities more than others. They serve as snapshots into the design concepts and culture when they were made; mementos of their time. Their influence is far-reaching and can be seen in more than just one model, make, or country. Sometimes, this cyclical nature of influence is amplified by a designer’s unique vision, an engineer’s technological breakthrough, or an executive’s bold plan. Something new and different comes from this and the ripples are felt throughout the automotive industry.

These are those cars.

The Collection

The collection itself is made up largely of commercially available sports cars from the 60’s to the present day. Particular care has been taken to select vehicles that were bold statements of styling and engineering. They are eclectic without prejudice to a specific make or country of origin. Each model being a contributor to the evolution of automobiles with respect to the aforementioned concepts. They are not just hands played in a game of transportation and expression, they are the one’s that change the rules of the game.

A small sampling of cars in the collection is put on display for the public in our museum, rotating out with new samplings each week for the duration of our open season. Come visit us in South Hero, Vermont and see a bit of automotive history!


Z Motorsports Car Museum
at Apple Island Resort
71 Route 2
South Hero, VT 05486

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Admission is free.
Open Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm
May 25th and October 12th

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