Museums: Blackhawk showcases ‘Transatlantic Style’

Buick Y-Job arrives at the Blackhawk for Transatlantic Style exhibit | Blackhawk museum photo
Buick Y-Job arrives at the Blackhawk for Transatlantic Style exhibit | Blackhawk museum photo

Saturday is Deuce Day at the Petersen

Just unveiled and running through September 30, the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, California, offers what figures to be one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year — “Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome.”

Featuring about two dozen stunningly designed automobiles, the exhibition is based on the book, Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style, by author Donald Osborne and photographer Michael Furman. Continue reading

Eye Candy: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

1931 Cord Speedster in the main showroom of the ACD Museum | Photos by Larry Edsall
1931 Cord Speedster in the main showroom of the ACD Museum | Photos by Larry Edsall

Beware and be prepared for a shockingly gorgeous kaleidoscope of bright colors as you enter the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

The museum is housed in the former headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn, Indiana, so sunlight floods into the main showroom — now the museum’s main-floor show space. Arrayed within the showroom’s Art Decco architecture are Auburns and Cords and Duesenbergs in stunningly bright colors — they certainly lived large back in the 1920s and ’30s. Continue reading