Automobiles as Works of Art

 

They are the stuff of imagination, as well as of creation and fantastic engineering. They dazzle and draw, with ideas and dreams of speed and luxury.  And the Audrain Automobile Museum in Newport has the best of the best, which they display in only small numbers at a time, allowing scrutiny, appreciation and dreaming. Exclusivity, indeed.

At a recent reception on Bellevue Avenue for the new exhibition "Fast & Furious", members and guests were not disappointed, as the one-of -a kind Shelby Daytona had guests gasping as they sipped wine and beer.  And what about the Duesenberg  commissioned by Doris Duke’s mother, the stuff of fantasy and old movies? Ah, running boards.  Ah, a windowed and private back seat for the master or mistress. It was, as the car sparked the saying, "a doozy."

Speaking of movies, the glittery, sequined car designed for the Batman films drew appreciative nods, and drew passers-by to the large plate glass windows, looking in.

 

 

Seen were Gary Garabedian, Maura Lindsay , Kathy Staab, Brooke Roberts and David de Muzio, among the throng.

                                          --   L.P.

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Brooke Roberts admiring a

 

 

 

Gary Garabedian with 1995 Porsche

 

 

David de Muzio with the 1930bDuesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet

 

 

1963 Long Beach Rod & Custom Motorama.

 

The spacious Automobile Museum

 

Mikki Micarelli with 1910 model

 

An array of interesting beverages

 

Serving wine and craft beers

 

Kathy Staab & Maura Lindsay

 

 

The Audrain Museum on fabled Bellevue Avenue

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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