It’s Hilarious Mega-Awesome Micro Road Rage Mayhem!

It’s Hilarious Mega-Awesome Micro Road Rage Mayhem!

If you’re looking to watch some amazing fun, don’t miss out on Micro Mayhem, the hilarious new animated short created by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Micro Mayhem is an astonishing great car chase, road rage that’s chock full of epic explosive mega awesomeness!

It’s Hilarious Mega-Awesome Micro Road Rage Mayhem!

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The Art of the Automobile: Speed, Style and Beauty

Mercedes Benz SSK “Count Trossi” 1930

Mercedes Benz SSK “Count Trossi” 1930

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1938

Ferrari 250 GTO 1962

1938 Bugatti

1929 Bentley

Jaguar XKD 1955

The Art of the Automobile: Speed, Style and Beauty

Photography by: Michael Furman, Philadelphia

In 1970, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, presented a selection of competition cars, Bolides Design. A special jury chose the models with the idea of the car as a design object, a work of art, showing that “art and technique, each at their own level, are the expression of man and his relationship with design.” The Ralph Lauren collection can be seen from the same perspective.

For its first presentation in Europe, the Ralph Lauren Car Collection was recently on exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. Among the major car collections in the world, that of iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren stands out more than any other as synonymous with excellence. A selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to present day outlined the main phases of European automobile history. With this collection, Ralph Lauren shows that the automobile is a major art form created by the industry’s biggest names: Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Porsche and of course, Ferrari, the high point of this unique collection.

Speed, Style & Beauty: The Ralph Lauren Car Collection

Speed, Style and Beauty: The Ralph Lauren Car Collection‬ (Full Version: Parts 1-5)

Photo-Gallery: The Art of the Automobile/Speed, Style and Beauty

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America by Car: Landscapes Framed by Rental Cars

Montana, 2008

Las Vegas, 2007

Las Vegas, 2007

New York City, 2002

Pennsylvania, 2002

America by Car: Landscapes Framed by Rental Cars

Photography by:  Lee Friedlander

America by Car is an acclaimed series of photographs by the master photographer Lee Friedlander.  Driving through most of the country’s fifty states in ordinary rental cars, he took his black-and-white, square-format photographs entirely from the interior of the rental cars.  Friedlander employed the brilliantly simple idea of using the sideview mirror, rearview mirror, the windshield, and the side windows as picture frames within which to record reflections of this country’s eccentricities and obsessions at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Friedlander’s collection of photographs isn’t arranged in a manner that provides an On the Road style of narrative.  Instead, he groups images by subject, not geography: monuments, churches, houses, factories, ice cream shops, plastic Santas, roadside memorials.  Every snapshot includes and employs the vehicle’s interior and exterior elements as a means of fracturing and multiplying the image, providing a submersive sensory experience, like the one in which a driver might engage when glancing out at or studying something other than the road.

But as you look more closely at the photographs, the jarring and often deflecting nature of the images’ framings begins to fade, and you start to recognize the seemingly intentional groupings of subjects, pushed together as if to emphasize their similarity, but with clear divisions (the varied locations, for one; the physical and visual frames, for another.)  Then you also can recognize the keen sense of humor at play in many of the juxtapositions: a chain-link palm tree standing in the desert, a photo of a sign offering a photo-op in a quarter mile.  Finally, there’s the massive glory of disorder, a kind of celebration of roadside nonsense.

You can read more about Lee Friedlander’s America by Car in The New York Times here.

On the Road with Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander: America by Car

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Photos of the Day: Visions of Auto-Magic Through the Years

Photos of the Day: Visions of Auto-Magic Through the Years

Visions of Auto-Magic is a captivating collection of photographs of automobiles through the years, images that often transform the ordinary of urban daily life into intense images that sizzle and delight the eye.  The photographs range from very early street pictures, to more recent highly abstract views.  The master photographers represented in this photo-essay include: Walker Evans, Alfred Steiglitz,  Ray K. Metzker, Dennis Stock and Harry Callahan.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost: The 2009 World Premiere

Slide Show: Visions of Auto-Magic Through the Years

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Photo of the Day: The Flying Spirit of Ecstasy

Photo of the Day: The Flying Spirit of Ecstasy

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost: World Premiere

The 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

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Photo of the Day: Brand New Zebra-Skin Car

Photo of the Day: Brand New Zebra-Skin Car

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

Well, I see you got your brand new zebra-skin car so hot
Yes, I see you got your brand new zebra-skin car so hot
Well, you must tell me, baby
How your head feels ridin’ somethin’ like that
Ridin’ your brand new zebra-skin car so hot.

*With Apologies to Bob Dylan

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Photos of the Day: Driving Cars Standing Still

Photos of the Day: Driving Cars Standing Still

Photography by: Andrew Bush


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