BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo – A Turbocharged 330 hp Sedan

BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo Badge 2

The BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo had big shoes to fill when it was introduced in 1981 as a replacement for the BMW Alpina B7 – a car that was the fastest series production 4-door car in the world when it was released in 1978. Alpina Alpina is a German automaker founded in 1965, though…

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A Brief History of the Volvo Amazon – Everything You Need To Know

Volvo Amazon car station wagon

The story behind the design of the Volvo Amazon is quite complex and takes in influences from a number of sources. Volvo had recruited Jan Wilsgaard from the Handicraft Society School (which is nowadays called the HDK, School of Design and Crafts). The young Wilsgaard’s first design work for Volvo was a large V8 powered car called the Volvo Phillip made in 1950.

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12 Automobile Mascots Of Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

Automobile Radiator MascotS

This series of 12 automobile mascots from the upcoming Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais are from the golden age of motoring, when exposed radiators led to an entire industry popping up to provide unique, aspirational, and often comedic mascots to attach to the top of radiator caps. Most mascots of this era were…

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The Automotive Art of Arsenio

Porsche 911 Body Art Arsenio Main

Arsèn Manukyan, aka Arsenio, is an artist with a long history that belies his relatively young age of 29. He moved from Armenia to the UK with his family as a refugee when he was 16 years old, he was initially unable to go to university or work due to visa restrictions – so he…

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Sparco Slalom RB-3 Classic Racing Boots

Sparco Slalom RB-3 Classic Racing Boots

The Sparco Slalom RB-3 Classic Racing Boots have FIA 8856-2000 and SFI 3.3/5 type approval for use in motorsport competition, even though they can be worn for fully-fledged racing they’re most often worn by gentleman (and lady) drivers in amateur competition, on track days, and on spirited weekend drives. Each pair is made from high-quality…

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The Alfaro Skateguitar – An Electric Guitar Made From Skateboard Decks

Skateguitar Skateboard Guitar

Each of these fantastic Skateguitars are made by Ezequiel Galasso and pro-skateboarder Gianfranco de Gennaro Gilmour from two used skateboard decks. One deck is essentially cut in half to provide two bodies, and another is jigsaw cut to prove two necks (with heads). The pre-existing curves of the skateboard decks are clearly visible in the finished…

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