Style & Culture
Tue Aug 13 2013 13:28:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Raymond Loewy and Streamline Moderne: A streamlined K4 steam locomotive that hauled the crack Pennsylvania Railroad train, the “Broadway Limited” and a 1938 Studebaker President. Both were styled by Raymond Loewy. See todays feature filled with photos and information about the famous French-born designer @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=94684
Mon Jul 08 2013 01:24:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
From 1955 to 1957 Chevrolet produced a landmark two-door station wagon called the Nomad featuring a signature arced B-post you can spot a mile a way. Fast forward to the bad hair decade of the 1970s and here we we have Lincoln's version complete with faux spare tire. So bad it's good.
Tue Jun 18 2013 01:58:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Plymouth Road Runner meets untimely death. Some are saying Photoshop trick, based on the disoriented sheet metal but isn't that what accidents do?
Sat Jun 08 2013 19:13:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Offroading With The Tank Chair. By David Ponce
Nothing like starting work, on a Monday morning, pondering just how awesome life would be if you got to get around on a tank chair. Like this one.
Of course, this particular chair is designed for people that actually need it, not just people who’d enjoy terrorising old ladies on the sidewalk. It appears to be the brainchild of a dad, who one day, while camping, realized his wheelchair-bound wife was unable to enjoy nature as much as she would have liked to, due to her current chair’s limitations. 2 years and lots of sweat later, the Tank Chair was born. With it, you can conquer snow, mud, sand, gravel or whatever else nature throws at you. Though, it seems you need to actually be disabled to own one.
And, well, no idea what the sticker on that thing could be.
Sat Mar 16 2013 02:17:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The second annual Michigan Extreme Truck Challange held at Twisted Trails Off Road park in Copemish Michigan. This is a short trailer for the full length dvd. The nearly one hour and ten minute dvd is available at ehplusmedia.com.
Sat Mar 02 2013 03:16:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Colorized from a Shorpy original. I've seen two different versions of the American Railway Express logo; one in green with red lettering, and the red diamond version here, a more obvious precursor to the Railway Express Agency which would be incorporated in 1929. Apologies if I have any of the uniform colours wrong.
Fri Dec 07 2012 22:41:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The silhouette of a classic Ferrari as an object of art. I believe I can say that with its creativity the firm Pininfarina has contributed to Ferrari’s success. It has lent its partner a reputation of being stylish and up-to-date, which turned Ferrari into something unique in the automotive world. Ferrari’s conceptual and technical innovations acquired a face and a language that was recognizable."
The partnership between Ferrari and Pininfarina regarding the design of Ferrari’s serial models has lasted over 50 years already. Innumerable beautiful and elegant designs have been created; many of them have influenced car design in general.
A classic Ferrari is more than a viable sports car. Seen from an aesthetic angle it is primarily an object of art. The constantly rising prices paid by collectors impressively confirm this – as do art exhibitions worldwide. It is almost certainly no coincidence, that the renowned New York Museum of Art chose a 1960s Ferrari as its first automotive exhibit.
Sadly these jewels are usually condemned to a life in dark and dusky garages instead of being admired in an inviting ambience. A situation that the well-known Hamburg artist and gallery owner Thomas Eigel and the art lover Jürgen Ulmer have put an end to in an unconventional and determined way.
The results are unique objects of art, which fascinate particularly because the clear and simple shapes created by legendary Ferrari designer Pininfarina have been brought out beautifully: No fancy decorations, no wheels spoil the classy silhouette of these rare car bodies.
This provokes the question why of all things originals of the precious series had to be used as the basis for these objects of art. Jürgen Ulmer’s answer is almost shockingly matter-of-fact as his hand follows the gentle curves: “Only the original possesses the aura of Pininfarina’s design, to whom this is an homage.”
Interested persons, who would like to know the prices of these unusual wall decorations, will be invited to a chat face-to-face. “We handle this just like Enzo Ferrari, when a unique model was ordered”, says Jürgen Ulmer in recognition of the great creator of the artwork’s basis: “The Commendatore used to utter these things over a glass of good red wine.”
Mon Sep 24 2012 01:13:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
My dad loved this photo of a steam locomotive storming passed a Drive In. Photographer O. Winston Link timed high intensity lamps to burst precisely as the old loco shook the ground. Little did Link realize that a sci-fi plane would fill the screen and create an eerie contrast between old and new while the present enjoyed a front row seat.