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The Allure of the Automobile – Portland Art Museum

August 10th, 2011 by Emir

Looking for something fun to do in the Portland area? Not anymore you’re not. Running through September 11th, The Allure of the Automobile is showcasing 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 ’57 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.

How does that old saying go? The one about not makin ’em like they used to.


find the full set here








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  • Great collection of cars!

  • AWESOME photos! What kind of camera did you use? I saw this exhibit last Saturday, it was amazing. I didn’t know you could take photos till I got there, otherwise I would have brough my digital camera. So all I had was my cell phone camera. Did you get any photos of the description placards that were on the walls near each car?

    • Oh, and by the way, the flickr set has some decent descriptions of each car based on the info I collected (books, placards, web, etc.)