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Reinventing the wheels
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA
The 17 concept cars featured in Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA weren’t ever intended for the real road; a three-wheeled, Plexiglass, egg-shaped car would turn heads and cause accidents. Cars like these were experiments by automakers to showcase their forward-thinking ideas and test new technology. The 17 in Dream Cars, on now through September 7, were chosen from hundreds produced in Europe and the US between 1932 and today. Paul Arzens’ L’Oeuf électrique (1942) is included as is Harley J. Earl’s Firebird 1 XP-21 (1953), a needle-nosed, gas turbine-powered “rocket” complete with bubble-top cockpit and Marcello Gandini’s Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero (1970), an 84-centimetre-tall, wedge-shaped car that doesn’t have doors. Adults US$19.50; kids 6 to 17 US$12. tel: (404) 733-4400; high.org.
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