Archive for July 2nd, 2014

July 2, 2014

Born of Paper, Pencil and Clay

Before computers drove the shape of the aerodynamic form it was up to the car designer to devise of the curved lines of bodywork to wrap the chassis, engine and seating compartment.

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Sculpture on wheels each with a face and body as recognizable as any old family member.

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Friends that always continue the conversation where you left off…

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Art becomes Art. Looking at, and analyzing, the outline of these beauties, seeing how the curve flows.

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There are details that become the marques signature: BMW’s central grill for example. The 2002’s shows this off well.

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An E Type’s rear end complements the long engine-full front so well. Perfection!
Even a German next to an Briton looks sumptuous.

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Then there’s the cockpit… That another story*

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*I didn’t get any images at this car show of walnut dash and leather seat or wood steering wheel and Smiths clocks… Next time!