Phil Hill remains America's only native-born Formula One world champion. He was also a trained mechanic with a lifelong fondness for the design and function of fine machinery, from racing engines to toy music boxes to the cameras he used to capture the great photos.
Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen design, has reinterpreted a Leica camera to the tune of $26,500. He's not the first car designer to venture into camera design. In the red corner is Giorgetto Giugiaro of Nikon and supercar fame.