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    Portland Art Museum

    After Tacoma, I made the two hour trip south to Portland to take in the 'Shape of Speed' presentation of cars from 1930-1942. I was unaware of it until someone mentioned it on the AACA Forum just before I departed for Tacoma.

    The Bendix Steel Wheel Corporation concept car will be familiar to many as its on loan from the SNM:



    A nice Lincoln Zephyr V12



    Air-cooled rear-engine V8 Tatra:







    Sharknose Graham:





    Bugatti:





    FCA's 1930's styling efforts:







    1938 Mercedes Benz 540K Streamliner



    1938 Talbot Lago T-150-C-SS



    1939 Steyr Type 55:





    It would not be complete without a Cord:




    I may post more photos later.


    Craig
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    I'm a fan of any car from Auburn Indiana, especially Cords! I like that Graham as well and that Talbot Lago is really sweet!
    As for the Bugatti....too many rivets!

    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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    Bugatti appears to be the recreation by The Guild of Automotive Restorers in Ontario. A great watch. https://autoweek.com/article/car-lif...upe-replicated

    Thanks for the post, lovely cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetolbob View Post
    Bugatti appears to be the recreation by The Guild of Automotive Restorers in Ontario.
    That is correct, as was the body on the 1938 Mercedes Benz 540K Streamliner. The chassis was original, but the body had to be recreated from original factory photos and existing blueprints by Mercedes Benz's in-house restoration shop.

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    Thanks, Craig. I like unusual cars. The Bendix takes me back MANY years when I saw it being driven at normal road speed (not just being moved around).
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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    Thanks, Craig. I like unusual cars. The Bendix takes me back MANY years when I saw it being driven at normal road speed (not just being moved around).
    You're welcome!

    Also on display was the 1936 Stout Scarab:



    And the Hoffman with a rear-mounted 'X8' engine:



    I posted photos of this car before when I first saw it in the Brooks Stevens Museum in Mequon: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...8-1935-Hoffman

    Craig

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    I like that 38 mercedes 540k. Also the talbot Lago, the Lincoln, and others. The graham seems out of place to me, sorry if anyone owns one here.
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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