Winter is here, holidays are winding down, and driving in the snow belt is getting challenging again. It makes me think of what car I really wish I had to combat all this, and have some fun in the bleakness of winter. And I have plenty of time to think about it.
I quite like to draw. In fact, if you couldn’t tell already, my previous header images were drawn my myself. In my free time, I tend to play videogames until my dad shouts at me. Oooooor, I draw. I tend to draw a lot.
This was my thesis model at CCS, 2003. It was displayed at the 2004 NAIAS, and lived at the American Plastics Council Learning Center thereafter. Wish I could have kept this one. It was a labor of love.
Simplicity is a beautiful thing. Modern car design is not all that simple. Especially in higher performance cars, active aero and complicated wheels are an indicator that we have come a long way since the Lamborghini Miura and original Miata. However, some have taken it upon themselves to remedy these issues, turning…
Aston Martin just revealed their deadly beautiful Vulcan, an 800-bhp, V-12, race-ready missile. I was immediately floored by its styling. I audibly gasped and spouted an incoherent mess of profanity and awe. The looks of this thing awakened something very emotional inside me. I felt that "fizz" James May likes to…
Watching Mr. Regular’s review on the NSX made me think about what exactly makes a car design timeless.
Please stop placing angry headlights on cars that aren’t fast. Please.
As we all know, big grilles are in. They have been for some time now, and I blame Audi. Ever since they joined the upper and lower grilles with a ring of chrome and black plastic inner bits, which I think happened when they facelifted the A3 in 2004/5, we've seen it in various forms in pretty much every market segment…
Tomas Jankauskas was a student at Pforzheim, and his Master's thesis project took inspiration from the Porsche Typ 64, built for the '39 Berlin-Rome race, translated into a revival for its centennial.
Look closely at the wonderful and subtle 599 GTB above. Besides its muscular tone, it shares a common feature with the recently revealed Ford GT and Acura NSX. Those flying buttresses that only come to show from certain angles.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is here and boy oh boy is it exciting. It's exciting right? That's the word automakers are using to describe their new vehicles right? Jetta, exciting. CX-3, exciting. Camry, excit...
The 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I is everything right, good and true about the Classic Era of car design.
I'm talking a certain thing (e.g. headlights, taillights, grille, etc.) that have an iconic shape/design to them.
Okay so as you can see my choice is fairly obvious. In my humble opinion the Corvette Stingray is by far the most unique looking car you can currently purchase new from a dealership.
… one of the coolest car guys I know is gay. Interior design, car design and some sweet cars in this little clip about him.
Automobile fenders are like poetry in geometry. In time the fender became an integral part of car design, but started out as a way to keep dirt and rocks from spraying vehicle occupants. Heacock Classic has uncovered a lengthy history of the fender with scads of photography to go along with it. Believe it or not, the…
Right up my alley. After a couple tours in various galleries over the last couple years, it looks like a bunch of retired designers are being interviewed for a documentary about the golden age of American car design.
...I'd hope it'd look like this.