DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles

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Name: DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles
Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST
1959 Chevrolet Stingray Prototype, Collection of GM Heritage Center, Warren, MI, Image © Peter Harholdt
Event Description:
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. Examples of vehicles on view include: 

  • 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

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.

Additional exhibition support is provided by Grand Home Furnishings, EC Pace Construction Company, Blue Ridge Beverage, Lanford Brothers Co., Virginia Tourism Corporation/Virginia Is For Lovers, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, George and Harmon Logan, Maury L. Strauss, Nicholas and Jenny Taubman, Tom and Mary Tielking, and Barry and Libba Wolfe.

Contact Information:
Taubman Museum of Art
$12 Adults | $10 Seniors and College Students | $5 Youth 6-17 | Free for Children 5 and Under | Free for Museum Members
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