Some call them rolling sculptures, others the shape of speed.
Experience 23 legendary vehicles that defined the height of American automotive ingenuity in the new exhibition, DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles, presented by Advance Auto Parts and on view at the Taubman Museum of Art September 8, 2018-February 3, 2019.
The vehicles featured in the exhibition span over a half-century from 1912-1965 and include one-of-a-kind concept cars and celebrity-owned roadsters and motorcycles.
- 1920 Anderson "Made in Dixie"
- 1948 Tucker Torpedo "Tin Goose" Prototype
- 1959 Chevrolette Corvette Stingray Prototype
- 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74
- 1960 Plymouth XNR
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles is organized by well-known guest curator Ken Gross, former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Tickets along with programming details are available online at TaubmanMuseum.org/Drive.
The Taubman Museum of Art is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm with extended hours until 9 pm on the first Friday of each month.
1959 Chevrolet Stingray Prototype, Collection of GM Heritage Center, Warren, MI, Image © Peter Harholdt
1960 Plymouth XNR, Collection of Paul Gould, Pawling, NY, Image Shooterz.biz, ©2011, Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Coupe, Collection of Bob and Sandra Bahre, Oxford, ME, Image © Peter Harholdt
1934 Ford Model 40 Speedster, Collection of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, Image © Peter Harholdt