Torre de Loizaga-CMV Colección Miguel de la Vía appears in the Short List, in the category of Museum of the Year, in The Historic Motoring Awards 2018. This is the most prestigious prize in the industry, where the world elite of the classic international automobile is recognized. The official award ceremony will be held on 25th October 2018 at the stunning Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel, this distinguished gala night sees the celebration of a broad selection of categories, selected by the experts at Octane and an international panel of judges. The evening will be hosted by broadcaster and Formula 1 pundit Steve Rider, with Awards being presented to winners in front of a room of eminent guests.
The Torre Loizaga Basque Museum is the only Rolls-Royce Collection in Europe with all the models manufactured between 1910-1998. It is located in the middle of nature and only 30 km from Bilbao. Its reconstructed medieval tower of Loizaga also houses other vintage, classic and sports cars. The Founder, Miguel de la Vía, a talented landscape painter and musician, had the necessary foresight and means to take on the task of restoring this once hostile settlement and lending it new historical importance. The restoration of medieval ruins made way for a setting combining lush landscapes, extraordinary architecture and a unique personal undertaking. His early hobby and passion for cars led him to imagine what would later become a magnificent Collection of Antique and Classic Cars, well-known as one of the best private collections in the world.