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Lecture: The Shape of Speed

The 19 streamlined cars and motorcycles in The Shape of Speed span a fascinating time period from 1930-42. Despite the debts of the Great Depression and the looming threat of war, the U.S. and European automotive industry’s creativity and imagination was unparalleled at the time. Join us at the Portland Art Museum to go behind the scenes to hear stories of the famous designers, talented engineers, and past and present owners of the vehicles that represent some of the most fascinating events in automotive history.