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Romancing the car

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    This 1932 Lincoln is part of a street scene mock up at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nev., shown at the bottom.
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    The museum also features several muscle cars built for racing, including the Flying Caduceus.
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    The 1907 Thomas Flyer, above, was the winner in the 1908 New York-to-Paris race in which six cars representing four nations competed in what became a 169-day contest. Only three of six entrants completed the course, with the United States as the victorious team.
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    This $85,000, 24-karat gold-plated DeLorean is from the 1980s and is the same model used for time travel in the "Back to the Future" classic films starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
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    A 1938 Packard is displayed before a 1930s-era movie theater marquee.

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