Claude Lelouch's Rendevous is undoubtedly the first, and one of the most influential viral car videos of all time. In Paris, Alex retraces Lelouch's famous high-speed illegal race through the city, detailing behind-the-scenes facts about the run.
A Time-Lapse Road Trip Across the Entire United States. From Jean-Paul Tremblay. In January 2014, I drove across the US from New York City to Los Angeles with a GoPro Hero 3+ mounted to the car's windshield, capturing the entire trip with time-lapse photos taken roughly every 30 seconds on average (give or take some battery charging issues).
You’ll see the same blizzards, dust storms, mountains, deserts and sunsets I saw. The route went via the southern roads and highways, from New York to New Jersey, into Pennsylvania, into Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, through New Mexico and Arizona and finally, California.
The music is a medley of many songs on the soundtrack to my indie full-length feature film Wildlife, which is ALSO about a road trip, but fictionalized and absurd. The score is by Alessio Natalizia from the bands Walls, Not Waving, and Banjo or Freakout, and is an energetic mix of electronic textures and 4/4 rhythms and shoegaze guitar vignettes.
This 300SL Gullwing is the culmination of a thirty year dream. This car doesn't represent one piece in a collection, it is the entire collection. This is a dream that has come to fruition after 30 years of hard work and getting oneself into a position to own the car that has been yearned for for thirty years. For myself, the idea of dreaming for one car and working hard for years and years is truly inspirational. It helps me keep the dream alive for the cars that I desire to own in the years to come.
When I first came across this story I was in disbelief that there was someone who drives a car of this magnitude often and all across the country in various states of weather. Knowing there was someone who was doing so brought a smile to my face and made me happy that this car was being enjoyed in a way it was meant to be. Other Gullwings in museums and private collections have their place in preserving their place in history but there is just something about knowing that you can come across one of these on the open road or on your favorite drive is mind blowing.
Lamborghini Countach, There was a time when an art form known as coachbuilding existed. Back then, the coachbuilder did not have to answer to a CFO. Back then, the coach builder did not have to compromise his vision due to government regulations. Back then, the outrageous was possible. The Lamborghini Countach could only have been born then.
Mr. Bob Gough's family moved to France for a few years when he was thirteen years-old and thus he grew up idolizing European sports cars and looking down on American muscle. That was until he discovered the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S. The 'Cuda Formula S was upgraded in-house by Plymouth with suspension and brakes that allow it to keep up with European sports cars in the twisties (that is, all but the tightest twisties). He purchased this car over twenty-three years ago and has gradually upgraded it. Bob replaced the transmission with a Tremec 5-speed and now runs a 340 cubic inch V8, rather than the original 273 ci engine. He's also replaced the original 14" wheels with custom 15" steelies.
And the only suspension mod that Bob has made is replacing the original shocks with nitrogen shocks that vastly improve the handling. The Plymouth handles so well in fact, that he frequently surprises sports car owners on drives. And once the curves straighten out, its ample torque allows it to "leave Porsches behind." You do need to exercise caution entering corners though, because the Forumla S is prone to rear wheel lock-up—so early braking is a must! Even though Bob pushes the 'Cuda, it's actually docile to drive, "but who drives a car like that?"
Starting any classic car is special. There is the sensation that something distinct and superior is taking place because of the rituals observed and details you notice. On this 1956 Porsche 356A T1 Speedster for example the windscreen is removable, the seats have a thin fiberglass shell and the steering wheel is elegant and spartan. There is little concession to comfort and virtually none to safety.
When new, this was the least expensive Porsche available and had a ‘less is more’ philosophy behind it. Indeed, the car was intended to be taken to the track and be a legitimate club-racing contender. It seems that that’s precisely how this 356 spent a large portion of its early life. Raced around Connecticut, the car racked up trophies and actually won the E-Production Championship in 1963. The majority of this car’s first 50,000 miles were racked up on the track.
It wasn’t designed to coddle. Although it only makes about 60hp, it causes an adrenaline rush as you’re close to the road, the instruments, and there isn’t a lot surrounding you. There’s immediacy about the car. And according to the owner, Mr. Jon Warshawsky, “It feels like a racing machine.” When driving on B-roads, “you feel like you should be on the track.” There is an intimate mechanical interaction because the power-band is narrow; both you and the car have to agree that the next shift is appropriate otherwise there might be bogging or might over-rev the engine. The feeling that something great is happening is due to this constant dialogue between you and the car.
by Petrolicious Productions / 5 Nov 2013
One might not expect a small Wisconsin town in the middle of the state to make much of a distinction on a map, but Spring Green bucks this trend. First, Frank Lloyd Wright built the local and well-known landmark, Taliesin, and second, Ringbrothers set up shop. Brothers Mike and Jim Ring have been building cars together since 1994 and have been making a name for themselves ever since. These brothers grew up with gasoline in their veins and have been responsible for creating some of the most talked-about custom muscle cars of the past few years. We took a look at where they started, found out what it's like to work together, and went for rides with their '65 Mustang "Producer" and '64 Fairlane "Afterburner".
Buckle your safety belts for Micro Mayhem! 100% hand-crafted stop-motion animation using Micro Machines as the characters. Shot 99% IN CAMERA using a custom camera rig we created in order to make the tiny world look as EPIC as possible! Check out more from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios here: leagueofbuddies.com
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"Waxing nostalgic" is a term that means to grow nostalgic or have a bittersweet longing for the past. Jay Javetz opens up about his father and their shared passion for Automotive nostalgia. In this feature, Jay shares the sights and sounds of his beloved Black Ferrari 512 BBi.
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