This is gonna start off all esoterically autobiographical, here, so bear with me.

In May 1998, in a bookstore in Maryland, the day before a 128-mile bike ride, I started reading David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.  Which was, as it turned out, a pretty big deal for me.

What does this have to do with car design?

Well, this.

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REARVIEW  |  Industrial Design Show 1944

Image credits: Wallace Kirkland, Time Life

Life Magazine’s online photo collections frequently turn up forgotten gems.  Images that are as informative as they are engaging.  Here are some amazing renderings from an industrial design show in 1944.  You can almost hear the hiss of the airbrush… [..]

 

Top Gear did a fitting tribute to Saab’s demise, complete with VHS footage, Clarkson’s huge hair, and music they apologized for.

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ICON 4×4  has been one of my favorite things in the last couple years. Sure, they’re crazy-expensive toys, but the same could be said for the iPhone. What I love about them is that they take what was a good idea, and make it as good as it can possibly be, with the best tools we have to play with.

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