View Single Post
      01-12-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
Dackelone's Avatar
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 16,138
iTrader: (1)

Arrow Panini Motor Museum - Modena, Italy...

Name:  bioH_Logo.jpg
Views: 3041
Size:  19.8 KBName:  about_cowsign.jpg
Views: 3032
Size:  40.4 KB

Name:  storia-2.jpg
Views: 2998
Size:  46.2 KBName:  produzione-1.jpg
Views: 3016
Size:  165.8 KB

Name:  italian-flag.jpg
Views: 2997
Size:  55.5 KB

Mr. Panini...
Name:  immagine.jpg
Views: 2997
Size:  95.3 KB

Hombre srl
Via Corletto sud, 320
41126 Modena – Italy

Ph. +39 059 510 660

Fax +39 059 510 733

the museum…

Museum is open from Monday to Friday. 9.30/12.30-15.30/18.30
Sat. 9.30/12.30 - Sun. closed

For small and up (max 6 people) no reservation – no entry fee and no museum guide. For others groups. The Museum visits and Hombre farm tours must be reserved with

The collection of the cars can be visited by appointment only, after confirmation.

Actually I would suggest anyone who plans on visiting the Pani Musuem to send senior Hombre an email before your visit. Give them plenty of notice and understand this is Italy and they move to a different/slower drum beat.

Entrance to the museum is free! Although I would recommend visitors to buy some yummy Bio food from the on site store across from the museum. They sell parma chease, honey and all sort of Bio foods. The shop in itself is very interesting.

I first heard of this museum like ten years ago! It’s taken me that long to find the time to go for a visit! I shouldn’t have waited so long. This is one of those private car collector museum’s that you just do not see anymore. It is way off the beaten path. The Panini Museum is located on a farm called: Hombre. Even when I had the address I kept thinking a car museum can’t be located here!?!? Mr. Panini’s family invented the famous Panini sandwich machines(they grill both sides of a flat sandwich) that you can find in use all over Italy and the world.

I heard a story that many years ago… that when Maserati went bankrupt and a Swiss car collector was set to buy most of Maserati Museum collection, the Italian public got wind of the pending sale and threw a fit. The Italian government stepped in and bought the collection – but sought a new owner for the Maserati museum collection. In the end Mr Panini bought the collection of cars from the Italian government – with the stipulation the Italian people would still be able to see and visit these wonderful cars. The treasure of Italian cars would not leave Italian soil! Not sure if this story is true or not… but it makes for a great story!

I decided to go for a visit to the Modena area last October. I sent Mr Hombre an email and scheduled a visit. The museum is located on a working farm. Set in the wonderful area of Modena. When I arrived it seemed like everyone was still away at lunch/ siesta. The place was totally empty. But shortly around 3:30pm the place came back to life. I waited for the Bio store guy to open up the Museum. He threw open the doors and turned on the lights and said: “Enjoy the collection”! I could not believe he just left me all alone admiring this wonderful collection of cars and bikes.

The Pani Museum (and this laid back attitude) really reminded me of the (good) old Nurburgring Museum from the ’90’s – before most of the German car museums became such tourist attraction magnets. “Nuro-Disney” (aka ‘Ringwerks) comes to mind. Before the corporate sponsors got involved, these laid back car guys were running the show. I just hope the Pani Museum can stay this way.
As you can see I was very smitten with this museum. I really enjoyed it. I would recommend any car guy to come for a visit. Just don’t take as long as I did – it might not be the same as what I sampled.

Onto my pics…

The Panini Museum (in Italian)

The making of parma chease…

Hombre Bio-Farm's long drive wau...
Name:  IMG_8113.jpg
Views: 2821
Size:  208.0 KB

Name:  IMG_8156.jpg
Views: 2771
Size:  225.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8158.jpg
Views: 2766
Size:  211.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8159.jpg
Views: 2748
Size:  234.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8160.jpg
Views: 2659
Size:  189.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8163.jpg
Views: 2654
Size:  240.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8153.jpg
Views: 2670
Size:  344.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8116.jpg
Views: 2648
Size:  330.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8119.jpg
Views: 2663
Size:  211.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8120.jpg
Views: 2583
Size:  236.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8122.jpg
Views: 2599
Size:  162.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8123.jpg
Views: 2582
Size:  231.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8126.jpg
Views: 2621
Size:  237.8 KB

Name:  IMG_8131.jpg
Views: 2591
Size:  229.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8132.jpg
Views: 2639
Size:  252.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8133.jpg
Views: 2579
Size:  234.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8134.jpg
Views: 2592
Size:  251.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8135.jpg
Views: 2547
Size:  242.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8138.jpg
Views: 2596
Size:  214.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8142.jpg
Views: 2583
Size:  228.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8143.jpg
Views: 2580
Size:  216.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8145.jpg
Views: 2576
Size:  235.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8149.jpg
Views: 2570
Size:  236.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8150.jpg
Views: 2540
Size:  222.0 KB

Name:  IMG_8128.jpg
Views: 2538
Size:  251.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8166.jpg
Views: 2551
Size:  226.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8172.jpg
Views: 2538
Size:  356.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8169.jpg
Views: 2530
Size:  257.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8164.jpg
Views: 2519
Size:  182.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8171.jpg
Views: 2517
Size:  210.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8173.jpg
Views: 2526
Size:  239.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8170.jpg
Views: 2485
Size:  228.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8176.jpg
Views: 2520
Size:  213.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8175.jpg
Views: 2481
Size:  192.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8178.jpg
Views: 2498
Size:  170.8 KB

Name:  IMG_8177.jpg
Views: 2502
Size:  194.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8179.jpg
Views: 2502
Size:  186.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8180.jpg
Views: 2476
Size:  203.0 KB

Name:  IMG_8181.jpg
Views: 2472
Size:  208.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8182.jpg
Views: 2459
Size:  197.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8183.jpg
Views: 2462
Size:  199.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8184.jpg
Views: 2468
Size:  183.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8185.jpg
Views: 2470
Size:  178.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8186.jpg
Views: 2445
Size:  176.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8187.jpg
Views: 2485
Size:  192.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8188.jpg
Views: 2467
Size:  173.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8189.jpg
Views: 2472
Size:  164.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8190.jpg
Views: 2464
Size:  162.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8191.jpg
Views: 2426
Size:  180.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8192.jpg
Views: 2416
Size:  158.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8193.jpg
Views: 2448
Size:  216.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8194.jpg
Views: 2430
Size:  182.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8196.jpg
Views: 2428
Size:  163.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8197.jpg
Views: 2412
Size:  189.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8198.jpg
Views: 2414
Size:  181.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8199.jpg
Views: 2408
Size:  185.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8200.jpg
Views: 2401
Size:  176.1 KB

Name:  IMG_8201.jpg
Views: 2394
Size:  173.8 KB

Name:  IMG_8202.jpg
Views: 2377
Size:  184.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8203.jpg
Views: 2393
Size:  239.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8204.jpg
Views: 2376
Size:  170.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8205.jpg
Views: 2380
Size:  189.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8206.jpg
Views: 2372
Size:  173.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8207.jpg
Views: 2362
Size:  187.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8208.jpg
Views: 2324
Size:  214.8 KB

Name:  IMG_8210.jpg
Views: 2307
Size:  190.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8211.jpg
Views: 2335
Size:  184.8 KB

Name:  IMG_8212.jpg
Views: 2296
Size:  202.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8213.jpg
Views: 2277
Size:  204.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8215.jpg
Views: 2223
Size:  196.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8216.jpg
Views: 2756
Size:  184.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8217.jpg
Views: 2191
Size:  176.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8218.jpg
Views: 2213
Size:  189.9 KB

Name:  IMG_8219.jpg
Views: 2166
Size:  210.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8220.jpg
Views: 2173
Size:  209.4 KB

Name:  IMG_8222.jpg
Views: 2154
Size:  202.0 KB

Name:  IMG_8223.jpg
Views: 2145
Size:  206.6 KB

Name:  IMG_8226.jpg
Views: 2138
Size:  236.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8227.jpg
Views: 2145
Size:  229.2 KB

Name:  IMG_8229.jpg
Views: 2130
Size:  204.7 KB

Name:  IMG_8228.jpg
Views: 2128
Size:  204.3 KB

Name:  IMG_8232.jpg
Views: 2119
Size:  193.5 KB

Name:  IMG_8234.jpg
Views: 2121
Size:  214.8 KB

Name:  IMG_8236.jpg
Views: 2134
Size:  175.5 KB
Dackelone is offline   Germany
Reply With Quote