Ken Gross has done it again. He’ll expose classic streamlined vehicles to yet another new audience when the Portland Art Museum features “The Shape of Speed” exhibition from June 16 through September 16.
The exhibition will showcase 16 cars and two motorcycles, as well as engineering drawings and period photographs that include the aircraft, railroad, ship and yacht designs that influenced automotive designers.
This will be the second time Gross has been guest curator for an automotive exhibit at the museum. In 2011, he helped with “The Allure of the Automobile” that presented vehicles as rolling sculpture.
Gross, a hot-rodder, automotive writer and former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, has spread interest in collector cars by convincing art museums in Phoenix, Houston, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Nashville, Atlanta