Posted by: porschebahn | December 7, 2012

‘Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed’ Exhibit coming to North Carolina Museum of Art Oct. 13, 2013 through Jan. 20, 2014

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This is from Autoweek:


“If you didn’t go to Rennsport,  you have to go to this,” said curator (and Autoweek contributor) Ken Gross. “Even if you did go to Rennsport you have to go to this.”

“This” is a great collection of fantastic Porsches,  brought together at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh Oct. 13, 2013  through January 20, 2014. Yes, that’s a year from now, so you have some time to  plan your trip. It’s NCMA’s first design show.  Gross, former director of the  Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and now a sort of car-collection  curator-to-the-world, gathered them all together.

“The factory is loaning us some very impressive cars that you would not  otherwise see in the U.S.”

Those will number around 20 when the show comes together two weeks before next  Halloween.  Among the Porsches will be:

– A Type 64 from the Automuseum Prototyp in Hamburg, Germany

– Ralph Lauren’s 959

– Miles Collier’s 917 in Martini & Rossi livery

– The factory 16-cylinder race car that never ran but which they made just to  show they could

– A Gmund Coupe

– Steve McQueen’s 356A Speedster on loan from son Chad

Gross points out that the NCMA also has “the largest Rodin collection in the  U.S.” So you’ll be getting a twofer.


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