BMW Poster Series by Manual Designs

BMW CSL

Manual Designs is a boutique automotive poster company run by Christopher Holewski, each of the pieces is created from a stencil created by Holewski – and the back catalogue of German automaker BMW is one of his preferred muses. Each print from Manual Designs measures in at 20” x 16” and is printed on acid…

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Maserati Boomerang

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The Maserati Boomerang is undoubtably one of the most important concept cars of the 20th century, it’s revolutionary wedge shape would go on to influence automobile designers for decades to come, and it would become the de facto shape for almost all supercars from the decade of its introduction onwards. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the…

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Bizzarrini Strada

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Giotto Bizzarrini is an engineer and test driver that many have never heard of, and I suspect that Bizzarrini himself prefers it this way. One of his most enduring quotes is “I’m not a car designer, I am a worker”, and as a testament to that, he’s been working nonstop since he graduated from the…

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Dobbertin’s Nova

Dobbertin’s Chevrolet Nova SS 2

Many of us grew up in an era when car magazines ruled the four-wheeled world, a time when the word “digital” was only used to describe a calculator watch and the “internet” was a term only known to a few boffins at CERN. The golden era for the car magazine was almost certainly the 1980s, a…

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The GM Firebird III Gas Turbine Car

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The General Motors Firebird lll gas turbine car was a concept developed in 1958 as a progression of the Firebird I and Firebird II vehicles. None of these cars were intended for mass production, instead they were a testing ground for new technologies and drivetrains. The Firebird III was developed with a gas turbine drive…

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Auburn Speedster Barn Find

Auburn Speedster

The American answer to the lightning fast Bugatti, Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles coming out of Europe in the 1920s was the Auburn Speedster, a car designed by Gordon Buehrig that was audacious even in the heady days of the pre-Great Depression United States. It’s difficult to say anything about the design of the Auburn Speedster…

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Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 Rally Saloon

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The Ford Lotus Cortina is one of the beloved two door saloon cars that petrolheads almost invariably love, much like the BMW 2002 and the Datsun 510/1600. They’re cars that weren’t necessarily designed to go all that fast, but fate intervened and through some clever engineering and some lateral thinking, they actually ended up being…

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Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta

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Just two Ferrari 275S Barchettas were built by Enzo and his legendary engineers in Maranello, it would be amongst the first models to wear the Ferrari badge and would contribute significantly to the reputation being developed by the burgeoning Italian automaker. The car was originally built in 1950 and fitted with a body by Carrozzeria…

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Monte Carlo Mini Poster

Monte Carlo Mini Poster

The iconic status of the Mini was forever set in stone when the little car won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally. It was racing against far larger and more powerful cars but its lightweight, front wheel drive and go kart handling launched it to the front of the pack – where it stayed through rain,…

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Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a 4×4 that started life as a Jeep clone during the Second World War, before taking on a life of its own as one of the world’s toughest off-road vehicles in the intervening decades. The FJ series are by far the most iconic of the vintage Land Cruisers, and people…

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