Art Deco Car Exhibit at the NCMA

As soon as I’d read about there being an Art Deco car exhibit at NCMA, I knew that I was going to buy tickets and check out these wonderful designs from the past. However, I put if off for a couple months before actually going, much like I did with the MC Escher showcase last year. I’m not a big car guy but I appreciate the design and the engineering that goes into these awesome machines, so I was pretty excited to go have a look at these rides from the 1930s and 40s. It’s cool to take a break from looking at painting and sculptures, even at something like The Town and Country Exhibit at the Bellgaio, which was cool. Armed with my iPhone and shoddy photog skills, I snapped some shots of this exhibit, while making the rounds.

 

 

art deco motorcycle

A 1941 Indian Model 441. Looks awesome but it’s actually my third favorite motorcycle here and I failed to get a picture of the best one in my opinion, the 1930 Henderson KJ Streamline, which still looks wildly futuristic.

 

ruxton car art deco

The ass of the Ruxton.

 

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1938 delahaye roadster art deco

Instant reminder of the Batmobile…I love this car, especially the shade of the interior.

135M Roadster front

Front of the Delahaye Roadster.

 

Voisin C28

Pegasus or a Starfox polygon as the ornament?

 

1938 H6B Xenia

The wheels alone would have made this car look awesome. Xenia.

 

1938 Hispano-Suiza Xenia

Side view of the 1938 Xenia.

 

1935 Chrysler Imperial Airflow

 

1934 BMW R7 Concept

My second favorite bike. This 1934 BMW R7 Concept motorcycle just looks so damn smooth and I love the way the blue in the logo just pops.

 

1934 Edsel Speedster

Amazing photo by me of the Edsel and BMW. Top notch and should win awards.

 

1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

Perhaps the most 1940s thing, I’ve ever seen…

 

1935 Bugatti Type 57S Aerolithe

This Bugatti is riveted together like a submarine and would probably be about as comfortable. Still, awesome design.

35 Bugatti Aerolithe Art Deco

Ghostly projection of old NYC in the background.

 

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