A Garage or a Museum

Origins of the Col. lecció

Salvador Claret i Naspleda

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The smell is so much or stronger than the memory. When transfer the door where is stored the Col.lecció, it is toy at home. Salvador Claret i Sargatal

At the end of the 1950s, Salvador Claret, buy a car Ford Model T 1923, in a State of very acceptable use; However, it disassembles completely, adjusts his mechanics and painted it black. The Ford again had its best appearance and Salvador Claret, starts to use it to move normally.
At the beginning of 1959, a group of amateur era car, decided jointly with tourism promotion, Sitges, organize which would be the first rally Barcelona - Sitges, in which inscribira his Ford Model T.
The success of this test encourages Mr. Claret who decides to acquire other cars. For this reason, is now selling his Ford Model T and purchase in a short time a Switzerland Hispano, a Rolls Royce, a Salmson and a Fiat.
In 1961, is exposed for the first time in Barcelona, in the Palacio de la Virreina, a sample of old cars, where there already are several cars his exhibition.
With these cars, decides to participate in different tests outside our borders, including the rally Brussels Paris Madrid, where can be seen the respect and appreciation that give the car of time different European collectors. This new vision, further encouraged him to continue buying old cars.
During the 1970s, continued buying cars: Packard, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Minerva, Voisin etc. are coming to Sils to swell the Fund of your Col.lecció.
Its founder, Salvador Claret i Naspleda (1909-1984), deserves to be regarded as one of the first Spanish protectors in the conservation of its technical heritage.
The amount of recovered automotive material either in which collaborated in his quest or recovery, is perhaps the work more important on this subject held in Spain.
Not only his work was search, because he collaborated with the historian car the Joaquim Ciuró i Gabarró, in order to publish and distribute his work history of the automobile in Spain, which will be as the first book published on the history of the Spanish racing and where the author defines Mr. Claret as liberator of the dismantling of innumerable ancient vehiclesindefatigable collector and promoter in Spain of this kind of reverent worship to the car in time.
Today the Col.lecció, is part as Museum Collaborator of the Tecnic System of Museu Nacional de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC).

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