1969 Bizzarrini Manta Coup
  • 1969 Bizzarrini Manta Coup
  • 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Pilarless Coupe
  • 1937 Talbot Lago T150-C-SS Sport Coupe
  • 1932 Auburn Boat-Tail Speedster
  • 1938 Cadillac 60 Special 4-Door Touring Sedan
  • 1939 Lincoln Zephyr
  • 1948 Bentley MK VI Conv. Coup
  • 1934 MG PA Brooklands Racer
  • 1939 Coachcraft Mercury one-off Roadster
  • 1947 Delahaye 135 MS "Vedette" 2-Seat Cabriolet
  • 1956 Alfa Romeo 3000CM Superflow IV
  • 1934 Rolls Royce PII Continental 3 Position DH
  • 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
  • 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
  • Audi R8 courtesy 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Figoni & Falaschi
  • 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe
  • 1935 Desoto Airflow
  • Luigi Colani
  • 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham
  • 1955 Ghia Streamline X "Gilda"
  • 1953-1955 Alfa Romeo BAT Cars
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, Long Nose
  • "Minority Report" Lexus concept
  • 1953 Nash Healey Le Mans Coupe
  • 1969 Fiat Dino Spider
  • 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Two-Door
  • 1954 Ferrari 375 MM PF Spyder
  • 1995 Aluma-Coupe
  • 1963 Winfield Custom Roadster
  • 1953 Siata 208 S
  • 1963 Winfield Custom Roadster
  • 1956 Jaguar Aerodyne
  • 1929 Ford Model T Track Roadster
  • 1932 Ford Roadster
  • 2007 Mosler MT 900s
  • 1958 Devin SS Sports Car
  • 1967 White 3200 TD Truck
  • Mercedes 300SL, Gullwing, CLK DTM
  • 1969 Hot Wheels "Twin Mill"
  • 2008 Callaway C16 Roadster
  • 2007 Dreamcraft Gatsby 7-cylinder radial engine motorcycle
  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
  • 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P-250
  • 1951 Jaguar XK120
  • 1955 Corvette
  • Alejandro DeTomaso's race car
  • 1967 GTO Monkeemobile
Los Angeles's Petersen Automotive Museum this week will debut an exhibit dedicated to early versions of what were thought to be aerodynamic cars, the New York Times reports. The cars may not have cut the wind as well as the designers intended, but some of them sure were beautiful.

The exhibit, "Aerodynamics: From Art to Science," will display cars dating back to the 1928 Martin Aerodynamic, which is on loan from Nashville's Lane Auto Museum. The Martin is an example of how early car designers attempted to design more aerodynamic cars by copying airplane designs. Other models on display will include a 1935 Chrysler Airflow, a 1938 Delahaye, a 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Kamm Tail, a 1955 Ghia Gilda (pictured above at the 2007 Art Center Car Classic) and a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. The Peterson exhibit opens June 16 and will run through May 2013.


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      Spec
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't believe I recognized the blurry Monkees car in the background. The human mind is amazing.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it..... but i live halfway across the continent :/
      Rick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aerodynamics have always ruined rear headroom passenger space in the rear, could cut two thirds off the car in the photo save a lot of weight that would do more increase MPG conserve energy also engine technology/downsizing creates a massive improvement removing the 3.0 six pots out of an old Ford Escape and dropping a 1.6 four pots in the new Ford Escape will give a false aerodynamics mirage illusions of massive fuel savings. Never see much on big weight savings in the news from the big mass producers as they pack them full of more costly gadgets, advances in engine technology in diesels and turbo charging smaller engines or downsizing number of pots or cubic capacity has produced the biggest savings for the motorists not aerodynamics.
      Spec
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dan just got a woodie.