Very few car enthusiasts are aware that De Tomaso produced a Formula One car.  I like to believe that in an alternate quantum reality, this car overcame its initial problems and found its footing — giving birth to a new and exciting marque in Grand Prix racing.  Sadly, our reality took a different turn, leaving us to wonder what might have been…

 

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Under the right circumstances, an ordinary can of spray paint can be a surprisingly effective rendering tool.

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CAR CULTURE | 5th HAMTRAMCK HUSTLE

If you’re like me, summer car shows start to run together after a while.  The same cars — and the same owners with their khakis and straw hats — keep showing up year after year.  Eventually,  you’re only going to run into friends and other designers you know.  But every once in a while, a show comes along that thumbs its nose at the establishment, and in doing so, comes off as truly inspiring. The 5th Hamtramck Hustle qualifies as one of these shows.

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CAR CULTURE |  Concours Québécois!

On a recent trip to the Mont-Tremblant Circuit in Québéc, I came across a small car show held in the mountain village of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.  Among the more interesting entries were an army Jeep, a blue and silver ’75 Dodge Charger and a couple of fastback Mustangs.  Most of these cars sported vintage Québéc license plates — not to mention personal touches that said a lot about the owners…

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CAR CULTURE | Legends of Motorsports

Bobby Rahal sure knows how to put on a vintage race meet.  Last year’s Legends of Motorsports event at Mont-Tremblant, QC attracted an amazing variety of entries.  Formula One, Formula 5000, Can Am and Trans Am cars were among those present.  For a designer, this is a great opportunity to study one-of-a-kind details — thanks to the surprisingly open nature of the paddock. [..]

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