HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The car show and cruise-in planned for Saturday, Jan. 19, at Wallace State’s Burrow Center, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to the threat of inclement weather.
The car show and cruise-in, sponsored in part by Alabama Cable Network and featuring area collectors, complements the Burrow Museum’s “LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting.” All collectors and enthusiasts are invited to attend.
The free car show and cruise-in will be held in the parking lot of the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, with the exhibition inside.
In the museum, throughout the run of the exhibit, the first hot rod to run more than 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats is on display to accompany the LUSTER exhibition. The So-Cal Streamliner was built by Alex Xydias, founder of So-Cal Speed Shop, and driven by Dean Batchelor. It broke two speed records at Bonneville, 196 mph in 1949 and 210 mph in 1950. Keeping with a Bonneville theme, a 2016 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle is also on display.
“LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting” is on exhibit through Feb. 11. The traveling museum exhibition features more than 50 paintings in a range of media and size by 15 realists and hyperrealists who specialize in automobiles and motorcycles as their primary subject of choice. Hyperrealism emerged in the 1990s as a new generation of artists began producing an impressive, collective body of work that extended photorealist automotive painting.
LUSTER encompasses a broad range of cars and motorcycles from vintage vehicles to classics of the 1940s and after. The exhibition is curated by David J. Wagner, who earned his Ph.D. in American Studies and served as a museum director for 20 years.
It is co-sponsored by The Evelyn Burrow Museum and Wallace State’s Automotive programs.
The Evelyn Burrow Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about The Evelyn Burrow Museum, visit www.burrowmuseum.org, call 256.352.8457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.