<h3>Speed, Style & Beauty<br>Hoods Up!<br>28 April 2005</h3>
I returned to the MFA's show Speed, Style, & Beauty, an exhibit of some cars from Ralph Lauren's collection. This time it was Hoods Up! night, which happened only once a month. This was way cool, not only because I could see the engines, but because it attracted the true motor heads.Read More
1955 Jaguar XKDMan, if I could have just one car from this show, this would have to be it. I've loved this design since I was 8 or something (were there still dinosaurs then, Dad?) This car (maybe not this very car) won three straight Le Mans races. I built innumerable models of it and always showed this off like this with their hoods open. Gotta love that British racing green.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing CoupeYou gotta love this car. The body sculpture and classic styling are really hard to capture in a photo. Standing beside it, the car just radiates build quality and solidity. It has the subtle lines and curves of something that could only have been mass produced, but it has the quality of something that could only have been made by hand.