The Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco held an ‘Art Deco Day’, honoring their current exhibit examining Art Deco jewelry and art. The Art Deco Society of California was invited to grace the opening day with period cars and lavish costumes, including a parade of cars across the Golden Gate Bridge to the museum. I ‘crashed’ the party, being the only motorcyclist present, but at least I had correct period 1920s gear and bike – my 1928 Sunbeam TT90. All the drivers/passengers associated with the cars were done up in 1920’s style, with a lot of period extras like gramophones playing, wicker picnic baskets, etc.  Note the fellow in the tux attending a 1934 Talbot Lago, in the background of the Sunbeam photo. The 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is my idea of a good time on four wheels, sounding fantastic while driving down the road.

Paul d’Orléans’ 1928 Sunbeam TT90 was a period correct party crasher at the Art Deco Day party; a 1934 Talbot Lago convertible lurks behind. [Paul d’Orléans]
This 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost in red and polished aluminum looked and sounded amazing! [Paul d’Orléans]
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