Phoenix Art Museum's 'Legends Of Speed' Shows Off The Beauty Of High-Performance Cars

By Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:27pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

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Legends of Speed Phoenix Art Museum
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1967 All American Racer, Gurney Eagle F-1 Race Car. Private Collection.

The Phoenix Art Museum is exhibiting 22 race cars that exemplify the marriage of form and function in automotive design.

"Legends of Speed" includes cars made by Mercedes, Alfa Romeo and Ford that feature shapes and lines that elicit as much of an emotional response as a surge of adrenaline — cars that are pieces of art as well as vehicles for competition.

Jim Contes, a retired automotive engineer and senior lecturer at ASU’s Polytechnic School, joined The Show to discuss the role of aesthetic design in automotive development.

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