07.20.14

James Garner/Grand Prix (1966)

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Rest in Peace to actor, racer and auto enthusiast, James Garner (1928-2014), who passed away. In his memory, we share the above clip:

Beautiful opening title sequences by legendary graphic designer, Saul Bass, for the 1966 film, Grand Prix. Directed by John Frankenheimer, this film centers around Formula 1 and the glamour of the Gran Prix of Monaco. The action sequences represent quite a technical achievement for it's day.

 

And nothing compares to seeing F1 shot on 35mm film.

 

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07.09.14

It's About Time: Rolex

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We rather like this 30 second spot from Rolex, which promotes their sponsorship of the 2014 Formula 1 season. The concept of time; chasing it, losing it or gaining, is the most important challenge and common denomator of all motorsport.

One question though, is there really a four-tenths of a second advantage when using a pivoting jack stand?!

 

Video courtesy of Rolex©2014

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07.09.14

World Clock by Elevenplus

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For all of you jet-setting world travelers out there, check this compact and clever analog clock from Elevenplus:

The 11+ World Clock reinterprets the traditional functionality of the clock by creating a unique and playful interaction between the user and the design. Although the face of the World Clock may not seem out of the ordinary, its cylindrical body allows it to display 24 different time zones via a clever rolling mechanism. Independently working hands allow the clock to be quickly rolled back to any of its 24 time zones, while immediately transitioning back to the local time.

 

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07.04.14

Monster Truck Girl

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Happy Birthday America!

In honor of Independence Day here in the States, we'd like to mark the occassion with the above short, Monster Truck Girl. Not because it's a story with monster trucks or how it challenges our own stereotypes, but simply because it celebrates the freedom to pursue your passion.

At 16, Rosalee Ramer is the world's youngest professional female monster truck driver. Following in the footsteps of her monster-truck-driving dad, Kelvin Ramer, Rosalee has risen to the top and is highly acclaimed in her sport.



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07.02.14

Interview with Gerry Judah

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In the event that you were curious how this was designed, fabricated and (delicately) placed into position, Mercedes Benz shows us how. Sculptor Gerry Judah brings an elegant, effective and simple concept to life to celebrate the heritage of the Silver Arrows.

 

 

Video courtesy of MercedesBenz©2014

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07.02.14

Gerry Judah for Mercedes Benz

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Have a look at the recent works of artist Gerry Judah who was commissioned by Mercedes Benz to concept and install the above piece for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Truly worth the tag of #artandmotorsport.

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06.30.14

A Race Car for the Street

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The folks at Petrolicious have been releasing a number of great auto-oriented shorts the past few years and the above example is no different. It's hard not to drool over this beautiful 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS, which is aptly deemed a Race Car for the Street. We also love the Petrolicious motto, Drive Tastefully.

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06.30.14

The Putter

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Ever wondered why a great pair of scissors are expensive (but worth the price)? Watch the above short featuring Cliff Denton, who puts all the hand-finished touches on a few pairs. It's always amazing to watch master artisans ply their proverbial trades, no matter what the end result may be.

 

Beautiful stuff.

 

Video courtesy of ShaunBloodworth©2014

 

 

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06.25.14

1973 Nurburgring with Jackie Stewart

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As a kid, we remember vividly Jackie Stewart and his Scottish accent as a broadcaster for ABC's Wide World of Sports here in the states. Prior to that, he was a Formula 1 driver who won three World's Driver Championships. Go on board for an intense lap at Germany's Nurburgring, shot in 1973, with Sir Jackie.

"You're going up here with so much G force that you can't take your foot off the throttle and get it on the brake."

 

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06.25.14

Nike SB x Air Jordan I with Craig Stecyk

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Underground creative legend, CR Stecyk III recently teamed up with Nike to release a special pair of Jordans. Stecyk and skateboarding icon, Lance Mountain, discuss the history of the Air Jordan I and why they made for a perfect skateboarding shoe in 1985.

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