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Sirens of Chrome: Allure of the Auto Show Models

National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection)
February 18, 2013 -October 16, 2013

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 Sirens of Chrome: Allure of the Auto Show Models

Changing Exhibits Gallery

This vibrant treasure trove of rare photographs, programs, posters and more is a visual joyride through auto show history. The focus isn’t simply sheet metal; it’s the distinctly human presence of the auto show models and the timeless allure of automobiles.  These human hood ornaments are descendants of the Sirens of ancient Greek lore.  They seek not to dash ships upon rocks, but to entice the purchase of land-worthy ships to sail upon the highways and byways of the scenic American Landscape.  From turn-of-the-century golden goddesses and 1950s sex symbols to today’s sophisticated, highly trained product specialists.

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