The British creative studio INK has been having some fun lately, sort of both at the expense of and in glorification of some of the most notorious British cars from the 1970s. I’m not entirely sure of what any actual message that these animations may be saying, but they’re incredibly well done and deeply amusing to…
It’s not that often a picture of a Citroën will cause me to do an immediate and forceful spit-take, whether I’m drinking a beverage or not, but this one, found on Sacremento Craigslist, certainly does the job. If you’re not sure why that is, I suspect it has something to do with the colossal and strangely proportioned…
Two years ago I traded a 2000 Toyota Tundra for a 1975 International Scout and have been building the old truck into a manifestation of my fantasies ever since. Specifically, my dream of a jungle-themed Scout on an adventure from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. That’s where my shiny new hood bird comes in.
The clownshoe BMW M Coupe is one of the greatest cars the company ever produced. Also, apparently, it had one of the strangest brochures I have ever seen.
BMW somehow managed to one-up the artists who put images of the race car on the race car with an even wackier art project. The art on the 18th BMW art car—an M6 GT3 set to be driven by Augusto Farfus in the FIA GT World Cup in Macau this November—can only be viewed in an augmented reality app.
What may look like the aftermath of a Lambo owner’s poor parking job is actually a testament to self-expression in a Danish museum. The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Aarhus, Denmark, invited visitors to deface the used Lamborghini as part of its show called “No Man Is An Island - The Satanic Verses.” It’s an apt name.…
Have you ever done a contour drawing? I love them. Basically, you do a drawing without lifting your pen. You’re capturing edges, gesture, line. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen ones done as beautifully as this series of car one-line drawings by the French art duo, Differantly.
I admit, I haven’t seen this video using any sort of VR rig, which was the intent. But even in a simple two-dimensional video format, the simple, wordless tale of a man, his daughter, and their car manages to get you right in your feels-gland, and makes you remember what an important part of our lives our cars are.
Designer and artist Joey Ruiter has been playing with the aesthetics of vehicles and transportation for a long time. His futuristic, brutally minimal take on vehicles ranging from snowmobiles to motorcycles to bikes to dune buggies are already radical re-imaginings of transport, and now he’s set his austere, potent…
Burning Man always brings all sorts of art cars and peculiar ride-ons out of the woodwork, and this year, that illustrious list of “you built what?” includes a vacuum that might be large enough to tackle the filth in my apartment.
“El Gallo Grande” is an eye-searingly yellow 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight sedan with the half-crowing head of an enormous rooster sticking out of the roof, a beautiful sweeping rooster tail from the trunk, and a horn that plays chicken sounds to the bemusement of Los Angeles motorists. It is part art car, part…
This Corvette Z06 with the Z07 package and all the options was close to $100,000 when new, which doesn’t exactly make it the ideal ride of the proletariat masses you think of when you picture a Bernie Sanders supporter. So what the hell is going on here?
Back in 1999, Mini asked three British icons to come up with their own Mini designs for an upcoming exhibition celebrating the brand’s 40th anniversary. David Bowie was one of them. The car was good, but his remarks about the project stole the show.
I remember the first time I saw one of Baron Margo’s rocketcars. It was parked at House of Pies, a little diner near my old house, and, sitting there between some boring sedans, it felt like that parking spot was a rift between universes. Being a writer, I think I said something profound like “holy crap, look at that.”
Artist Max Siedentopf prowls the streets of Amsterdam at night, armed with masking tape and cardboard. He waits. He watches. When he sees his prey, he springs into action. His prey are boring cars, and his action is making them into supercars.
Tobias Rehberger is an artist who made one of my all-time favorite pieces of automotive-inspired art: his series of knockoff cars made from simple sketches. Clearly, I’m not the only Rehberger fan out there, since Aston Martin just had him make their new 24 Hours of LeMans art car.
It’s a sad day for anyone interested in the intersection between art and automobiles, because artist Chris Burden died last night of a malignant melanoma. Burden was 69, and in both his automotive work and otherwise, is someone who has inspired me a great deal.
I just want you to know that I’m taking a big risk by posting these at all — goons from Big Tire have made it quite clear that they would like these images of lovely hovercars from French photographer Sylvain Viau to just go away. But I won’t be silenced! I won’t be crushed under your black vulcanized boot.