The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942

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by Peter Harholdt and Ken Gross


The Shape of Speed presents a select group of rare automobiles and motorcycles that demonstrate how auto designers translated the concept of aerodynamic efficiency into exciting machines that in many cases, looked as though they were moving while at rest.

This book highlights the pre-World War II period in auto innovation that favored a clean modern aerodynamic look. The handsome volume details nineteen (19) rare vehicles and individualistic motorcycle designs in a picturesque spread of luscious images with descriptive commentary. An essay by David Rand discusses the influence of science, art and fashion on auto design, while guest curator Ken Gross provides historical context.