The Allure of the Automobile – Portland Art Museum

This is quite a ways off from what I usually cover in this blog but recently I was in Portland, Oregon and attended the Portland Art Museum show

The Allure of the Automobile

I was fascinated by this amazing collection of vintage cars and had to take some photographs of them. Here they are for your enjoyment.

1957 Jaquar XK-SS Roadster

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Comp

1959 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Prototype

1931 Dusenberg SJ Derham Convertible Sedan

1930 Bentley Speed Six Gurney Nutting Coupe

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

Hood Figure for Pierce-Arrow

1937 Hispano Suiza H-6C “Xenio” Coupe

1937 Bugati Type 57S Atalante, Chassis No. 57562

The Allure of the Automobile

JUN 11, 2011 – SEP 11, 2011

Opening in June 2011, The Allure of the Automobile will showcase 16 of the world’s most luxurious, rare, and brilliantly conceived automobiles designed between 1930 and the mid-1960s. From the avant garde 1937 Hispano-Suiza owned by French apéritif baron André Dubonnet to the ultra-cool convertible 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster once owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, the exhibition traces the evolution of the motorcar, showcasing developments in automotive design and engineering.

For more information on this exhibit/Museum please go here!

Jim R. Moore


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