07.20.15

LA Times: California's Black License Plates Are Back

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Peep this interesting article from the LA Times; they're making California's iconic black and yellow license plates from the 1960's available again...and the best part? They're being repop'd with the original molds from Folsom Prison.

Photo courtesy LATimes©2015

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07.20.15

The Vans/Fiat BBQ Car

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We are huge fans (and longtime customers) of Vans. Check out this fun project the did earlier this year with FIAT, and dig the custom, waffle sole floor mats! 

Vans and FIAT teamed up to make the ultimate grill on wheels. Watch how a FIAT 500 was transformed into Steve Van Doren’s personal grill on the go!


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07.16.15

Fingers Bloody Fingers - Tony Iommi

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An animated, firsthand account of how Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) happened to develop his unique sound.

 

 

Video courtesy of PaulBlow©2015

 

 

 

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06.11.15

Ornamental Conifer for Oscar by Alpinestars

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Good friend and P1 Brand supporter, Ornamental Conifer, has just unveiled a new project for Oscar by Alpinestars"Freedom Earned from Throttles Turned" . Deploying his consistent blend of wit and craft, Conifer produced a one-off, hand painted leather jacket and wood panel, as well as small, signed, serigraph edition for the collaboration.

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06.08.15

Murray Walker's 'F1 Greats' with Niki Lauda

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Legendary Formula 1 broadcaster, the late Murray Walker, with his F1 Greats, this time featuring Niki Lauda. Shot in 2009, Walker presses the always brutally frank Lauda about his long and storied racing career.

 

Video via RacingCarsChannel!

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06.02.15

Kinetic Theory - Jenny Holzer BMW V12 LMR

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The folks at Blackbird produced this mysterious teaser on the amazing Jenny Holzer BMW V12 LMR. Originally raced to victory at Le Mans, the 1999 work is much headier than most of the other cars in the legendary BMW Art Car program. See the full feature in the Spring 2015 issue of Blackbird Automotive Journal, Volume 6.

 

 

 

 

Video courtesy of SillyThing©2015

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06.02.15

D*Face for The FRYE Company

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Artist, friend and P1 Brand supporter, D*Face, recently released a collaborative boot with the FRYE Company. Always one to put his own twist on things, D talks about his approach to the project, why form follows function, and the final product.

Congrats to D*Face and good luck with those Malaga preparations! Cheers!

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05.27.15

"Sloppy" - The BIG Red Ford

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From /DRIVE comes this short on 'Sloppy', a 1972 Ford F250. Shown roosting thru the arid dunes of the Dubai, 'Sloppy' is owned and maintained by longtime P1 Brand supporter, Khalid. In fact, if you look closely, you'll see Khalid wearing our "God Save Our Tyres" tee in a few of the shots.

Thanks Khalid!

 

 

 

Video courtesy of /DRIVE©2015

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05.12.15

Chris Burden Metropolis II

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American artist Chris Burden passed away last weekend. The LA-based conceptualist is known primarily for his performance and installation-oriented work, often times putting his own body into harms way. For example, he was 'crucified' onto the hood of a VW Beetle in Trans-Fixed 1974; in the 1971 work, Shoot, he was intentionally shot in the arm by a small caliber rifle. 

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05.06.15

TARANTINO: THE DRIVING SHOTS

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A few of Quentin Tarantino's most classic scenes involving cars and some of his unforgettable characters. In addition to being a master at writing pop culture-centric dialogue, full of humor and esoteric media references, Tarantino also manages at choosing fantastic music to accompany his films. Great stuff.

Though better known for his famous "trunk shots", Quentin Tarantino takes a fun and unique approach to filming his characters traveling. Using a variety of interesting angles, Tarantino keeps us visually in tune as some of his most crucial narrative moments unfold. Here is a look at some of Tarantino's best shots on the road.

 

 

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