If anyone from the University of Leicester is in Budapest on 3 June and interested in the history of cars, I’d be happy if (s)he could join us at the Museum of Trade and Hospitality. My first ever exhibition will be opened there.
The website of the museum at mkvm.hu will feature more information soon. Basically this exhibition will cover the history of motor trade in Hungary from the beginning until the Iron Curtain fell in 1989. There will be text panels, displays, a Trabant which you can sit in, contemporary news reels and more. I am very excited. When I saw the three motorcycles earlier today which were lent to us by a private collector for a display which we are planning my stomach got tight for a moment. We have 13 days to go. But 10 minutes later the first drafts of the text panels arrived and they looked superb. It turned out that this will also be the first exhibition of the museologist who’s helping me a great deal there.
I’d like to apologise as it has been more than a month since I last made a blog entry. Life turned really, really, really crazy. But one thing stands out: I was able to largely finish my three Context Chapter on time and with the desired content. It was very difficult and there are still a lot to do before my probation on the 25th of June, but now it seems we’ll eventually really get there.
And just a few words on my latest endeavour to organise a classic car Concours d’Elegance in Hungary. In February a Hungarian collector of Rolls-Royce cars asked me to participate in the organisation of this event. Well, last weekend the 2nd Balatonfüred Concours d’Elegance took place at Balaton Lake and it was an astounding success. 43 cars gathered together. In addition to a lot of other stuff I prepared 43 text panels – that is part of the reason my last few weeks very quite manic. There were over 10,000 visitors and a lot of praises were heaped upon us. The wife of the main organiser is a renowned Hungarian fashion designer, so there were a few fashion shows in addition to the sight of these beauties: