If you’re over expensive tickets and long lines, and into cars and exploring, we have the perfect new addition to your Covid-normal activities: visiting car museums and factories around the world, from the comfort of your own home.
Last year’s Covid-19 restrictions saw many of us seek new activities and experiences to replace the social sport, gigs, workouts, and parties that normally filled our calendars. Well, we may not be in lockdown anymore, but if you’re like us, you learned a few things from it: going out is actually kind of expensive, waiting in line sucks, and board games get really old after a while. Yep, for some of us, switching some tired, old going-out activities for some new, staying-in activities has been a welcome change, and we’re sticking with it.
Here are four car museums and factories you can go inside for a video tour – without even leaving the house.
The Henry Ford Museum virtual tour
You don’t need to go to the USA to visit the Ford museum anymore. Located in Dearborn, Detroit, the Ford Museum offers visitors – both real-life and virtual – a fascinating history of one of the best-known auto brands around.
You can experience the Ford Museum Google Maps virtual tour here.
Mercedes-Benz Museum virtual tour
With a whopping 16,500 square metres of floor space, 1,500 exhibits and over 150 vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is a car lover’s paradise. From the most iconic models like the Sprinter, the C63, and the Roadster – to one-offs like a fuel-cell van, the exhibitions are sure to keep you busy for longer than that Zoom call would have.
Skip the flight to Stuttgart and take the museum tour online on the Mercedes-Benz website.
National Corvette Museum virtual tour
Better things have come out of Kentucky than fried chicken. In the town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, you’ll find the place where we celebrate the iconic Chevrolet Corvette: the National Corvette Museum.
This museum made headlines recently when a sinkhole swallowed up eight extremely rare Corvettes, so the time to take a virtual tour of the Corvette museum on Google is now!
Audi factory virtual tour
The Audi factory in Ingolstadt, Germany is so huge that it’s actually the same size as Monaco, and it’s considered one of the most modern car factories in the world. It has 45,000 workers helping to pump out half a million cars every year, and it’s as impressive a setup as you’d imagine with those figures.
Book your seat on a 20-minute live-streamed tour on the Audi website.
Still a little restless? We’ve got your back – grab the popcorn and take a look at our five funniest car commercials to hit the small screen.
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