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DRIVE: ICONIC AMERICAN CARS AND MOTORCYCLES

Some call them rolling sculptures, others the shape of speed.

Experience nearly two dozen 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.

This special ticketed exhibition is on view at the Taubman Museum of Art in the heart of downtown Roanoke September 8, 2018-February 3, 2019, with a Member Preview Day on Friday, September 7.

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.

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.

Don't miss your chance to see these rare vehicles gathered together for the first and only time ever! Purchase tickets online or in person at the Museum's Visitor Services Desk.

Please note: The 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be on view September 7-November 18, and will then switch out with the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74, which will be on view November 21, 2018-February 3, 2019. The 1948 Tucker Torpedo will be on view November 21, 2018-February 3, 2019.

  • Stout Scarab

    1936 Stout Scarab (interior detail), Collection of Larry Smith, Saginaw, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Frist Baher Packard

    1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Coupe (grille detail), Collection of Bob and Sandra Bahre, Oxford, ME
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Edsel Ford Speedster

    1934 Ford Model 40 Speedster, Collection of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Phaeton

    1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Tom Mix (engine detail), courtesy of Bob White, Scottsdale AZ

  • 59 Stingray

    1959 Chevrolet Sting Ray Prototype (detail), Collection of GM Heritage Center, Warren, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Phaeton

    1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Tom Mix (vintage roadside), courtesy of Bob White, Scottsdale AZ

  • Phaeton

    1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Tom Mix, courtesy of Bob White, Scottsdale AZ

  • Cadillac

    1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74, Collection of GM Heritage Center, Warren, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Frist Baher Packard

    1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Coupe, Collection of Bob and Sandra Bahre, Oxford, ME
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Edsel Ford Speedster

    1934 Ford Model 40 Speedster (detail), Collection of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Phaeton

    1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Tom Mix, courtesy of Bob White, Scottsdale AZ

  • Stout Scarab

    1936 Stout Scarab (side view), Collection of Larry Smith, Saginaw, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • 1960 Plymouth

    1960 Plymouth XNR, Collection of Paul Gould, Pawling, NY
    Image ©2011 Shooterz.biz, Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

  • Phaeton

    1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Tom Mix, courtesy of Bob White, Scottsdale AZ

  • Stout Scarab

    1936 Stout Scarab (front view), Collection of Larry Smith, Saginaw, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Phaeton

    1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Tom Mix (interior detail), courtesy of Bob White, Scottsdale AZ

  • 59 Stingray

    1959 Chevrolet Sting Ray Prototype, Collection of GM Heritage Center, Warren, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Cadillac

    1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74 (detail), Collection of GM Heritage Center, Warren, MI
    Image © Peter Harholdt

  • Phaeton

    1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Tom Mix (vintage) , courtesy of Bob White, Scottsdale AZ

  • Steve McQueen 1947 Indian Chief

    Steve McQueen 1947 Indian Chief with Sidecar

  • 1960 Plymouth

    1960 Plymouth XNR, Collection of Paul Gould, Pawling, NY
    Image ©2011 Shooterz.biz, Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

  • Frist Baher Packard

    1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Coupe, Collection of Bob and Sandra Bahre, Oxford, ME
    Image © Peter Harholdt

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Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 06, 2018


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


DRIVE! Grand Opening Celebration


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Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 07, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Member Exclusive! Cars and Coffee with the Curator



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Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 07, 2018


5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Art By Night: Live Music with Star City Swag




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Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 07, 2018


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Meet the Artist: Peter Harholdt



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Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 07, 2018


7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Member Exclusive! "Behind the Headlights" Lecture with Guest Curator Ken Gross



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Sep 08, 2018 - Feb 03, 2019


12:00 AM - 12:00 AM - All Day


DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles




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Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


DRIVE! Opening Day


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