This industrial-style building at the end of the park was originally intended by Henri Malartre as a storage area for the museum reserves. The building, put up rapidly in 1960, has a dirt floor and is not heated. When the museum proved a success and increasing numbers of visitors came every weekend, Henri Malartre opened his reserves. Very soon visits to the reserves building became very popular. In 1963, this building with its huge windows was inaugurated as the first building in the world built to show off collectable motor cars. This hall is called Gordini after Henri Malartre’s friend, Amédée Gordini, who donated two Gordini racing cars to be added to the collection, one single seater and one open-cockpit.