The Panoz Museum
The Panoz Museum in Hoschton, Georgia is a must stop for any automotive enthusiast, especially race fans. Not only is the Panoz hand made right on site but they also display various models in the museum, as well as some of the actual race cars and racing memorabilia.
I had the opportunity to visit the museum on a Sunday afternoon and got a Panoz history lesson by the curator, Sydney. Sydney explained the various models including when the Panoz bodies switched from being all aluminum to full carbon fiber.
When it came to explaining the racing history and the pedigree of the Panoz brand Sydney didn’t miss a beat. You want to see the car that Dr. Panoz thought he killed Mario Andretti in it that car is on display. You want to see the first race car hybrid in the world, that’s on display as well.
The museum itself is by no means a large museum, but what is on display illustrates what Dr. Panoz intended these cars to be all about. You can order yourself a Panoz if you like, but you may have to wait just a little bit before you can take delivery since they only build one car per year.
If you’re like most of us you may want to settle for a t-shirt, hat or scale model. Panoz is less than an hour from the heart of Atlanta and is near the world-class resort, winery, and golf course, Chateau Elan.
You can visit the Panoz Museum for free Wednesday through Saturday. Enjoy the gallery of photos we took during our trip.
Hoschton, GA 30548
Open: Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 7pm,
Friday & Saturday 11am – 8pm,
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Image via Sean Mathis
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