The mysterious A550X was the prototype for a joint venture between Yamaha and Nissan in which Albrecht Graf von Goertz was involved as a consultant. And the A550X resembles the Datsun Z. But was von Goertz really the ancestor to the Z as the myth suggests?View Post
Did the Americans invent the combination of cars and ladies? Quite probably – and from America also hails the custom-wave. So here is a custom Corvette and the greatest sex symbol of the Seventies together. But please only look at her!
It created quite a stir on the Danish site when I aired my fascination with a photo of a young Scot fighting a violent death in the post “The aesthetic of Chaos“. Now I stand corrected and try to compensate with a politically correct self-censored post: Use rubber for your own safety.
The other day, just for fun, I posted a drawing of an interesting Alfa Romeo on Facebook. It was an Alfa I’d never heard of. A reader quickly commented and explained that it was an Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Carrozzeria Boano.
I wonder if ANYONE in the Sixties had seen the Japanese coming? Did everyone really believe that everything was under control? Or could these two prototypes maybe have been a clou? They really are quite similar – but in my humble opinion Toyota beat Lancia!
Jackie Stewart’s legacy in motor sport is very much about safety, and there can be no doubt that his efforts on this were of great importance. In his active period he avoided the big disasters himself, but it was nevertheless a near death experience that started his safety quest.
Concept cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s were vigorously inspired by the jet age airplane design. Here they went for the big fins, tons of glaring chrome, flashy two-tone painting and sensational interior. Concept cars usually tell a bit about how car designers view the future. In 1962 the Ford designers were wrong. With the [...]