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'The Shape of Speed' exhibit at the Portland Art Museum offers plenty of classic car culture.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A 'Diva' license plate was on display at 'Cars in the Park' on Sunday, July 8. It's summer — and that means it's the season for cruise-ins, auto shows and tons of car culture.

The Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance Car Show is scheduled for next Sunday, July 15, at the Pacific University campus. You can read more coverage about the event here and here.

But if you're truly a diehard gearhead, you'll want to check out "The Shape of Speed," an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum that opened last month.

The museum is featuring tons of displays and information about streamlined automobiles and motorcycles from the year 1930 through 1942. The exhibit closes for good on September 16, so you'll need to make the drive to 1219 S.W. Park Avenue in downtown Portland before then.

For "Streamlined Sunday: Cars in the Park," the museum hosted about 40 classic sports cars from the 1960s and earlier at the South Park Blocks right in front of the museum. Cars in the Park also kickoffs Keith Martin's Sports Car Market 30th Anniversary Tour.

Here's seven of the best hot rods we saw at Cars in the Park on Sunday, July 8:

1967 Alfa Romeo GTV

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - The 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV is displayed at 'Cars in the Park' on Sunday, July 8.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is displayed at 'Cars at the Park' on Sunday, July 8.

1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - The 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL is displayed at 'Cars in the Park' on Sunday, July 8.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is displayed at 'Cars in the Park' on Sunday, July 8.

1974 BMW 2002 TII

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - The 1974 BMW 2002 TII is displayed at 'Cars in the Park' on Sunday, July 8.

1957 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A 1957 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster is displayed at 'Cars in the Park' on Sunday, July 8.

1965 Morgan Drophead Coupe

TRIBUNE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A 1965 Morgan Drophead Coupe is displayed at 'Cars in the Park' on Sunday, July 8.

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