The permanent exhibition on the first floor displays rare and sometimes even unique racing and sports cars, especially those of the early post-war Germany.
One of the gems there is the Porsche ancestor Type 64 from 1939. Only three cars of this type were built to participate in a propaganda race from Berlin to Rome. The car on display is one of two surviving cars and is an impressive streamlined icon; groundbreaking for its time and role model for the later Porsche sports car generations!
The exhibition shows even modern racing cars like the Jordan F1 191, with which seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher drove his first Formula 1 race in 1991 and the 2009 Toyota TF110 prototype. Both cars are impressing with their synergy of aesthetics and strength.
Particular dedication is given by the museum to the career and private life of Otto Mathé (1907 - 1995) and Wolfgang von Trips (1928 - 1961). Because of their natures and their successes as racing car drivers they both were personalities of their time.
Located on the same floor as the permanent exhibition, some entertainment highlights like the integrated small cinema and the audio box can be found as well as the museum café and the museum shop.
The gallery with the photo-exhibition and the miniatur wind tunnel as well as the lounge, which is dediceted to the life of Wolfgang von Trips, can be visited in the basement.