Ringbrothers Carbon Fiber Mustang

carbon-fiber-ford-mustang-15

The Ford Mustang was first released in 1964. What happened next took Ford and the entire American automotive industry by surprise. The bean-counters at Ford had estimated that 100,000 Mustangs would be built in the first year, but the model proved so popular that this number flew by in just 3 months. By the end…

Read More

The Engineering of Star Wars by Hans Jenssen

Star Wars by Hans Jenssen

Hans Jenssen is a staggeringly talented artist who was contracted by the team behind Star Wars in 1997 to create a series of hand-drawn illustrations of the inner engineering of various Star Wars vehicles and scenes. The fact that Hans doesn’t use any software or other digital means to create his work seems almost antiquated…

Read More

The Automotive Art of Gregory Johnston

Automotive Art of Gregory Johnston 21

Gregory Johnston is an artist with a deep passion for the golden era of European motorsports, for this collection he chose to use the materials and fabrication methods of the traditional Italian carrozzeria (coachbuilders). Johnston’s work incorporates parts, styles and methodology used by the engineers at Ferrari on both their sports cars and prototype racers, spanning…

Read More

Stanley Steamer: Model E2

Stanley Steamer

The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American operation famed for being the most successful manufacturer of steam-powered cars in history. At the turn of the 20th century, the concept of the automobile was less than 20 years old and there was no clear indication which method of propulsion was going to be the most popular….

Read More

Bimota 860

Bimota 860

Bimota is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer that specialises in engineering world class frames and suspension – usually using a Japanese or Italian motorcycle engine and transmission. The company was founded in 1973 by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini. The three men decided to join all of their names together to create a portmanteau…

Read More

1952 Ferrari F2 Oil Tank

Ferrari F2 Oil Tank

This Ferrari oil tank was originally fitted to the yellow Ecurie Francorchamps Number 0208 car campaigned by Jacques Swaters and Charles de Tornaco during the 1952 and 1953 seasons – the car won the Avus F2 Grand Prix driven by Swaters in 1953. The tank is made from four sheets of riveted aluminium that have…

Read More

Confederate Wraith

Confederate 120CI B120 Wraith 2

The Confederate Wraith has been described as a 21st century board tracker, with a little cafe racer thrown in for good measure. The revolutionary design was the brainchild of J.T. Nesbitt, a man considered one of the finest motorcycle designers in the world and a native son of the south who lived through the worst…

Read More

The Chevrolet Corphibian

Corphibian-Car2

The Chevrolet Corphibian is a one-off amphibious vehicle produced by a couple of ambitious Chevy engineers in their spare time in the early 1960s. It was intended as a proof of concept and it was hoped that it would become a special order option for the standard Corvair 95 Loadside pickup. The engineers were Richard…

Read More

Enzo Ferrari: Passion for Speed Documentary

Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari: Passion for Speed is a documentary about the automotive legend from 2001. It’s a fascinating look back at the life and times of Enzo, and it includes interviews with some other greats who are no longer with us – like Carroll Shelby. The film covers Enzo’s life from his childhood through to his…

Read More