Monday, June 13, 2011

The Arts: Allure of the Automobiles at Portland Art Museum

If you love cars, live or will be in Portland, Oregon between now and September 11, then you must visit the exhibit: Allure of the Automobile.  Organized in 2010 at the Highland Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, this once in a lifetime event is now at the Portland Art Museum.  

The exhibit showcases 16 luxurious automobiles and shows the evolution of car making, between 1930's and 1960's.  When you're at the show, be sure to visit the 1937 Hispano-Suiza which is owned by French aperitif baron Andre Dubonnet or the 1957 Jaguar XK-SS which was once owned by Steve McQueen.  

The Corvette Sting Ray.... looks likes a sting ray when you stand behind the car.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR "Uhlenhaut" Coup

1930 Bentley Speed Six "Blue Train Special"

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow 

1930 Talbot Lago T-150 C SS "teardrop"

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Comp .61 Short-wheelbase Berlinetta.

And here is the Jaguar once owned by Steve McQueen.

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540KSpecial Roadster

1954 Plymouth Explorer Sport Coupe

1948 Tucker Model 48 Torpedo No. 1007

1931 Deusenberg SJ Convertible Sedan

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