The Designer and the Clay Modeler
by: Jason_White

ACCOUTRAMA | Autodromo Watches

Car designers are famous for their chunky, overbuilt watches.  I tend to shy away from accessories of this kind because, for me, they tend to scream, “Look at how clever I am! I am a designer! I am a baron of good taste!”  But in this case, I am tempted to make an exception.  Autodromo launched their racing-inspired line of watches late last year.  Understated and classic in design, they are a quiet counterpoint to the likes of Bell and Ross. [..]

ACCOUTRAMA | Vintage Racing Jackets

The Gulf racing jacket from the film Le Mans is a favorite among car aficionados — so much so that it has become a cliche  (and an expensive one at that).  But a quick look at sites like eBay and Etsy will reveal some surprisingly unique alternatives — alternatives that will give you the look you want without breaking the bank. [..]

ACCOUTRAMA | Jacky Ickx Easy-Rider

It’s not uncommon to see racing drivers promoting time pieces.  It’s far less common to find a racing-themed watch that exercises a modicum of restraint.  This “bullhead” watch, known as the Easy-Rider, was named after Jacky Ickx in the 70s.  It combines minimalist style with bold graphics and exquisite details. [..]

VIDEO LIBRARY | “The Racing Scene”

Paul Newman and Steve McQueen are the first names that come to mind when we think of actors who raced cars — and Newman was the only one to have success in the form of a championship.  While James Garner did a lot of his own driving in Grand Prix, he was careful not to underestimate the challenge of driving a race car.  Perhaps that’s what makes his 1970 documentary, The Racing Scene, so appealing.  He’s just as intimidated as we would be, and as a result, we live vicariously through him. [..]

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