In Brazil, the city with the most vehicles is the metropolis of Sao Paulo. Located in the southern part of the country, the large place has over 6 million cars on the street. It is the chosen way to travel through the city and there are all sorts of makes, models and colors. What happens when they lose their function or form through old age or an accident? [Read more...]
Looking like some gravity defying retro-futuristic vehicles out of the movie Gattaca, or maybe Earth-based versions of Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder, the automobiles of Paris based photographer Renaud Marion might look even cooler than their wheeled counterparts. Calling the series ‘Air Drive‘ the effect is pretty simple, but the result is seriously captivating… a quick removal of the wheels on each of these cars makes them take the leap into the future of flying cars. [Read more...]
If you’re a fan of retro cool style you’re going to love the work of Gianmarco Magnani (aka Silence Television). This spanish illustrator has a knack for creating seriously crisp work that ranges from a distopian punk aesthetic to happy mod chic… and he does it all by harnessing the power of vintage motorcycles, the seduction of stylish girls, and the ear popping tunes of flying-V guitars. [Read more...]
“Drive for Free. Forever. On Sunlight.” Don’t worry, you read that right. If you haven’t heard of Tesla Motors, your ears will be ringing with the name soon. The revolutionary California based company has been changing the face of the automotive industry one step at a time, and they’re doing it with electric cars. Now, in perhaps the most stunning move yet, they have introduced Supercharger, an electric car charging system which promises to eliminate all the major concerns about owning an electric car. [Read more...]
As if channeling the spirit of the future obsessed Syd Mead, a Russian artist going by the name 600v creates automotive designs with a distinctly retro-futuristic twist. With a clear passion for heavy American steel of the 50s, 60s and 70s, he creates cars which push the limits of current car design while at the same time paying tribute to the glorious automotive past. [Read more...]
For the younger generations it might be hard to imagine a time before seat belts, airbags and crumple zones were standard features in cars, but it wasn’t really that long ago. These astounding photos capture the golden age of the automobile around Boston Massachusetts in the 1920s and 1930s, showing the aftermath of car wrecks in the simple yet speedy cars of the era. At the time, cars had become affordable to the masses, but when you consider that people were not required to take a driving test of any sort, and drinking and driving was legal unless you were considered outright intoxicated, it’s not surprising that these wild wrecks happened frequently. [Read more...]
The last 112 years have been an avalanche of new discoveries, new advances in our understanding of how the world works and how to harness the energies around us to useful means. How far have we advanced? At the dawn of the 20th century less than 10% of households owned a stove, had access to a telephone or even electricity… and the automobile that dominates society today? It was hardly on the charts. [Read more...]
In 1975 Hervé Poulain, French racing driver and auctioneer, had a dream to combine his two loves: driving and art. He hit upon the solution when he asked his friend and well known artist Alexander Calder to paint his BMW 3.0 CSL with a custom scheme for the 1975 Le Mans. After the tremendous response to this rolling piece of art, BMW established their now frequently updated Art Car Collection.