Can you imagine being stuck in your holiday traffic departures? You would think about it with a car that promises exceptional comfort.
This is just one of the cockpits appeared at the ” Lowrider Experience” held in Los Angeles. Right here, fifty years ago , was born the movement of the ” lowrider ” as an act of rebellion of the Chicano ( Mexican Americans ) against the American middle class . The symbol of this class was just the car that the bow, looking for a new identity, began to reinterpret. The addition of bizarre designs and accessories out of the ordinary makes this movement a true art design.
Denim is trendy
The mini car has now entered the myth. In the photo, Serge Porcher proudly displays his mini with a great set of denim of his own design, not a mere exercise in tailoring, but a true work of art exhibited at the Royal College of Art and Design in London. He had already offered us food for thought on contemporary art. To contribute to the fame and success of the Mini were also often unscrupulous advertising campaigns, as you can see in the gallery dedicated to “Crazy Billboards.”
In the car like at home
In a conventional car race one of the most important things is precisely the mass of the engine, in the case of Red Bull soap box race, the basic element is the creative spirit that gives shape and color to the ” body ” of the vehicle in origin … American, these races have crossed the ocean to spread throughout the world with artistic ambitions typical of each nation. It is an ecological race showing that the vehicles are not equipped with engines, but only exploiting the force of gravity by jumping at full speed by the sloping streets.
In the “auto living room” picture which was competed in the Red Bull Soap Box Race of Johannesburgh there is a large service on these crazy races is dedicated Focus on n . 134 (December 2003).
The only assembly line that produces beetles in the world is that of the factory in Puebla, 105 kilometers from Mexico City. And the beetle will be released from there on July the 30th and it will be really the last of the old series: Volkswagen has announced the production of the last 3,000 copies of the legendary “Beetle “. The production closes and a myth sets.
The model has remained essentially unchanged over the years from the prototype product in Hitler’s Germany in 1934 and marketed as the “sedan “for excellence in the war.
In the picture there is a version of ” hydro massage ” the legendary car, on display at a in Chateau d’Oex (Switzerland).
Ecology on track
This car launched at full speed on the circuit in Lausitz, Germany, should not be the ultimate in comfort. But one thing is certain, it consumes little! This is in fact the main requirement required to race cars participating in the annual Shell Eco- marathon.
In the race you need to travel the greatest number of miles while consuming as little as possible. This year the most environmentally friendly, according to the jury, was a French prototype that thanks to a special body very light has traveled 3771 km with only 1 liter of fuel . French solar-powered model managed to consume only 1 kWh of electricity – what you normally consume only for the ignition of a washing machine – every 640 km.