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'Allure of the Automobile' celebrates classic car design

It almost looks like she is praying in front of the Corvette. This exhibit opened in Atlanta last year, and opens tomorrow in Portland. Slideshow.

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Sharon Deming, of Vancouver, Wash., photographes a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray at the Allure of the Automobile exhibit Friday, June, 10 at the Portland Art Museum, in Portland, Ore. The Allure of the Automobile examines the golden age of automotive design by celebrating some of the world's finest cars from the 1930s to the early 1960s. During this era of brilliantly designed automobiles, engineering combined with artistry and craftsmanship to produce objects of unparalleled beauty.

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A 1937 Dubonnet Hispano-Suiza H-6C "Xenia" is shown at the Allure of the Automobile exhibit Friday, June, 10 at the Portland Art Museum, in Portland, Ore. The Allure of the Automobile examines the golden age of automotive design by celebrating some of the world's finest cars from the 1930s to the early 1960s. During this era of brilliantly designed automobiles, engineering combined with artistry and craftsmanship to produce objects of unparalleled beauty.