Saturday, August 31, 2013

Time Passes Slowly Here: Arrow Auto Salvage

Set aside for a special purpose? One could only hope that someone has intentions of saving this sad looking Porsche 914.
If most junkyards are car cemeteries, then this one's an elephant graveyard. Featuring Lancias, SAAB's, Porsches, Fiats and a healthy smattering of domestic iron, Arrow Auto Salvage has a little something for everyone. Let's take a closer look and see what makes this place so different. Article can be found here on Curbside Classic.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Photographer Spotlight: Dylan Streifel

Staring contest commences! I dare you to take your eyes off of this Lambo. 
Some people say that cars cannot be art because cars have a function. These people say that true art is form without function. And as impractical as a Lamborghini is, it still works as a means of conveyance. But photographer Dylan Streifel has become quite good at finding the art in these quasi-functional objects. The following words and photos are all his and links to his other work and website can be found at the bottom of the article. Dylan, the keys are yours!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Found in the Wild: Little Corvette, Who Dressed You This Morning?

You gotta wonder sometimes about the executive discussions that must have occurred within major automakers. Because at some point the question would arise "Hey guys, what color should we paint our new Corvette pace car for the Indianapolis 500?" And someone would have had to reply "How about metallic purple with yellow wheels and a black and yellow interior?"

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Found in the Wild: Mr. Baker the Banker and His Mercedes

Donald Baker was an astute businessman. Concise and to the point, Mr. Baker was rarely distracted or caught lazing at his desk. Evidently his many years of diligent service to the company paid handsomely enough to buy a new car in 1962. His budget was plenty; as was the selection of luxury cars available in 1962 but his Mercedes was the perfect car to suit his character. 

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A Pilgrimage to Mecca: Visiting the Petersen

Kids are overwhelmed when they go to Disneyland. A wave of excitement pours over them after passing through the hallowed gates and little humans under the age of 10 are reduced to staring in drop-jawed amazement as they try to absorb all the fantastic sounds and colors at once. It's very much the same thing when a car enthusiast visits the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.