Machinery In Black And White: Cool Rapid Sketches By Paul Heaston
Paul Heaston is a Denver-based artist who chronicles his simple but rather comfortable life. His sketches are really like a black-and-white tapestry of cityscapes and portraits of machinery – a kind of chronicle of the century in a few strokes of the Rapidograph. Continue reading »
Before Seatbelts and Airbags: Terrible Photos of Car Accidents in the Early 20th Century
A car and train collision on the level crossing at Weasenham Lane, Wisbech, March 4, 1910
By 1950, almost every race-car driver used safety seat belts.
American car manufacturers Nash (in 1949) and Ford (in 1955) offered seat belts as options, while Swedish Saab first introduced seat belts as standard in 1958. After the Saab GT 750 was introduced at the New York Motor Show in 1958 with safety belts fitted as standard, the practice became commonplace. Continue reading »
Russian Artist Creates Incredible Ultrarealistic Miniature Models Of The Military And Utility Vehicles
A man from Tomsk, Russia, Sergey Osipov makes toy models of military and civil vehicles. They impress with detalization and accuracy. Continue reading »
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Back around 1966, Sixties counter-culture iconography was being injected into the everyday, infusing society with a collision of postmodern DayGlo colors, earth tones and psychedelically styled designs. And flowers–lots and lots of flowers. Most of these floral designs may have been a bit too loud on a Formica counter or trusty old Thermos, yet one particular print looked right at home on the top of a car. Counterculture became mainstream. Continue reading »
Chevy Vega And The Vert-A-Pac Rail System In The 1970s
When Chevrolet started designing ‘Vega’ during the 1970s, one of the main objectives was to keep the cost of the car down around $2,000 in circa-1970 dollars. Continue reading »
Rock ’N’ Roll On Wheels: 30 Photos Of The Coolest Customized Vans Of The 1970s
Once upon a time — or more accurately, back in the 1970s — the van reigned supreme. Riding-in right on the heels of the fading muscle car era, the custom van became the ultimate self-expression vehicle– tricked-out and personalized to show all the world just how your bad self rolled. Continue reading »
LEGO Cars: Artist Recreates Classic Vehicles In Everyones Favourite Bricks
In the hours 41-year-old Ralph Savelsberg is not working as a physicist for the Dutch Ministry of Defence, he is recreating classic vehicles in everyones favourite bricks. The Lego mad film buff has lived in the UK for the last few years building every famous car in entertainment you can imagine – And the characters to match! From Del Boys Reliant Regal to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Batmobile, has Ralph handmade the most complete set of popular vehicles ever? Ralph said: Building a LEGO set is fun, but I’ve always preferred to build my own models. Here: “Ghostbusters”. Continue reading »
LEGO Vehicles Take Over The Streets Of Rome
Rome is full of amazing sights. The Colosseum. The Pantheon. The Trevi Fountain. But something you don’t see in Rome every day is life-size LEGO vehicles cruising the streets. Well, not until now that is. Take a look at these awesomely surreal pictures to see what we mean. They come from “LEGO outside LEGOLAND”, a project carried out by Italian photographer Domenico Franco who has digitally added LEGO cars, vans and even helicopters to the cobbled streets of Rome. Continue reading »
Descend Into A Tomb Of Imprisoned Vehicles Frozen In Time
Photo via Galleria Borbonica
Nobody likes a visit to the car pound. It probably as one of my least favourite places to be on earth, but you wouldn’t have a hard time convincing me to pay a visit to this particular car pound, hidden 150ft below a piazza in the city of Naples, sealed off after WWII and forgotten about for more than 60 years. Continue reading »
Zombie Proof Vehicles By Donal O’Keeffe
A London-based designer has come up with a collection of zombie-proof vehicles, just in time for Halloween. Donal O’Keeffe from Cork in Ireland, created the Zombie Survival Series with 3D rendering after being inspired by his love of horror films. The 31-year-old put the collection together after imagining what city-life would be like if the streets were taken over by wandering undead, from which there would be no safer escape than one of these modified, mobile fortresses.
– Roof-mounted flood lights.
– Canned food supply along with cooking and cleaning utensils.
– Spiked front-grille.
– Pick axe at hand for passengers. Continue reading »
Futuristic Vehicles by Mikhail Smolyanov
Designer Mikhail Smolyanov creates fantastic eye-catching futuristic vehicle concepts. Take a look! Continue reading »
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