Model maker and photographer Michael Paul Smith has expertly combined his two crafts to create a series of images that make his intricate model cars look like life-sized vehicles on the road. The multifaceted artist, who has been handcrafting scale models for over 25 years, cleverly uses forced perspectives to give a seamless synchronization between his imaginary town called Elgin…
Istanbul-based photographer Cihan Ünalan translates his enthusiasm for cars and superheroes through a series titled Cars we love. The ongoing personal project seeks to present iconic cars from films that have impacted the lives of viewers and fans. The collection includes different versions of the Batmobile, the Ghostbusters' Ecoto-1, and the DeLorean from Back to the…
Artist Tommy Gun and his team of workers took 3 months to create this 36-ton Stonehenge replica made out of cars called Citihenge, though it is also referred to as Skodahenge. The Czech car company Skoda commissioned the life-size installation that sits on London's South Bank near the Tower Bridge, welcoming…
Art gallery LUMAS recently teamed up with BMW for a one-off project showing the fascinating history of some of BMWs most impressive and exciting cars. The series, shot by Erik Chmil, shows a total of ten models, each of which they consider "a landmark in the history of contemporary automobile design." Each automobile is shot from the front and the side so that one can see and appreciate its…
Since the film franchise The Fast and the Furious came out in 2001, drag racing has been recognized and improved upon by motor enthusiasts in global street culture. Australia-based photographer Simon Davidson captures the popular adrenaline-rushing sport that has swept the world with its fast-paced and dangerously stylized…
At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi will be showcasing its brand in a separate, temporary building designed by German firm Schmidhuber + Partner.
The exhibition in the Grand Hall leads visitors through the newest vehicle presentation, followed by a number of highlights and a technology park where interactive exhibits and displays show how Audi asserts its claim to cutting-edge… Continue
Get your favorite Hot Wheels ready for the race of a lifetime! California artist Chris Burden has now built the “Hot Wheels track of epic proportions,” says MAKE magazine in their most recent issue. (Here's Alice writing about it back in November 2010.) Burden’s astounding sculpture… Continue
What do you do when you see your friend's car all dusty and dirty? Like any reasonably creative and curious human, Scott can't resist a dirty rear car window. We suspect that Scott started off with clever sayings, like, 'wash me.' Probably his first image was the ubiquitous smiley face. Living on a particularly dusty road. It wasn't long before Scott was experimenting with techniques to achieve these amazingly detailed and shaded… Continue
Considered one of the most alluring, competitive and iconic of all Ferrari racing cars, the beautiful and immediately recognizable Scaglietti-designed, 'pontoon-fender' 250 TR was produced from 1957 to 1958 during which only 22 were constructed. The Ferrari 250 TRs entered 19 international championship races from 1958 through 1961 emerging with 10 victories and… Continue
Last summer Google invested $2.75 million into Aptera Motors in an attempt to create a revolutionary, eco-friendly car (see Panda Ju's post). Fast forward a year and the Aptera 2e, an all-electric car that the company calls an “aerodynamic marvel,” has reached pre-production and is scheduled to… Continue
Alice wrote a post about BMW art cars back in June, and I'm happy to announce that they have arrived in LA! Four BMW Art Cars, designed by Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol, will be on display at the LACMA for two weeks… Continue
If you're going to plop down $7,000 for a Premier Suites at Halekulani, a super luxurious hotel in Waikiki, why not drive around in some hella expensive "art"?
The Halekulani in Waikiki has unveiled an exotic automobile amenity program called Art in Motion. The fleet includes a custom-designed Maserati Gran Turismo and Bentley Continental GTC, a Lotus Elise… Continue
The coming together of the Westfalia, long a symbol of the hippy culture, and the green energy technology of Verdier takes the camper experience and turns it on its head, transforming the simple VW bus into a modern, self-sufficient driving/living machine with a smooth design and the coolest features this side of a high-end fifth wheel. Verdier set out to enhance the “light recreational vehicle” and make the Westfalia traveling experience more… Continue
Check out this sexy beast! Audi has revealed photos and details of its ten-cylinder version of its R8 supercar. More formally known as the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro, this R8 features more upgrades than just an extra pair of cylinders.
With a 5.2-liter V-10 FSI engine, this version of the R8 makes more power than the now… Continue
I've been eyeing those wonderfully cute little Mini's since they first came out. Alright, so maybe I fit the typical "mini" profile - Starbucks drinking, iPhone carrying girl. But now that Mini's bringing out the electric version of their cars can't we just justify swapping my M3 for this Mini as also helping the environment? (Hubster is probably shaking… Continue
Added by alice on October 19, 2008 at 10:00am —