DRIVE: Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles presented by Advance Auto Parts

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

Ever since the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's production line, Americans have had an undeniable love affair with all things automotive. They are far more than forms of transportation; they are transformative works of art. Few can imagine Steve McQueen without his fast cars and motorcycles, after all.

Beginning this fall, guests can fall in love again with the cars and motorcycles that defined the first half of the 20th century with the opening of DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles, presented by Advance Auto Parts and on view at the Taubman Museum of Art Sept. 8, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019.

A special member preview day is scheduled for Sept. 7.

The 23 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.

Organized by well-known guest curator Ken Gross, former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Ken said he is no longer surprised when an automobile exhibition in a fine art institution attracts both art aficionados and automobile enthusiasts.

“Visitors are very excited to see these important cars and motorcycles, beautifully displayed and interpreted in galleries, in an artful way that they've never before considered."

Buy your tickets in advance today, or purchase them at the Museum's Visitor Services Desk on the day of your visit.

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Last updated August 9, 2018