Cars of the Counter Culture and Beyond
November 23, 2019 – April 26, 2020
This exhibit focuses on the many unique vehicles that were manufactured and marketed in America from about 1967 (the release of the musical Hair) through the early to mid-1970s. A lot of change was taking place in America during this era, and it manifested itself vividly in the cars produced in Detroit and beyond.
It’s easy to think of “flower power” VW Buses and Beetles, but have you ever heard of or seen an AMC Gremlin with Levi’s interior? How about a Cadillac sporting Gucci upholstery? What about a Chrysler-built passenger or muscle car with a fluorescent exterior named “Plum Crazy,” “Go Mango,” “TorRed,” “Sassy Grass Green,” or “In-Violet”? Many automotive manufacturers, both domestic and foreign, created vehicles with distinctive shapes, names or specific appointments, lie paisley vinyl tops, to reflect the changing consumer trends of this era.
Celebrate a revival of the 1960s and 1970s with “Age of Aquarius!”
An opening reception event will take place on Friday, November 22nd beginning at 6:00 PM. Details and ticketing to attend this event will be updated in late October.
Exhibit YOUR Vehicle!
Do you own a vehicle that fits the description of this exhibit? Would you consider loaning it for display? If so, please connect with us by sharing an image and information so you can be considered for the exhibit. Vehicles will be in place from mid-November 2019 through mid-April of 2020.
717-566-7100, ext. 104 or ext. 102