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Video: Le Mans Classic

In Video on August 4, 2008 at 8:36 pm
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Video: STI-powered Porsche 550 Spyder replica

In Video on March 24, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. I generally stay away from kit cars…but this one is magnificent. Enjoy.

Video: Ken Block flat out

In Video on March 24, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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Thanks to the crew at Vermont SportsCar and Flatovercrest (and linked to at the Garage Blog!), here’s a clip of Ken Block doing an entire stage at last weekend’s 100 Acre Wood rally. Average speed? Over 120kph.

 

Video: Larry David sells cars

In Video on March 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Once they leave the restaurant, this clip really picks up. The highlight?

“What kind of gas mileage am I gonna get?”

“52.”

“52 in the city?”

“Depending on the city, of course. Duluth is considered a city, but it’s not as big as Brooklyn, or whatever.”

Video: Chris Bangle on design

In Link, Video on March 19, 2008 at 9:29 am


This video is wonderful for a few reasons…

  • It’s been a great distraction over my lunch hour.
  • I’ve spoken to Bangle, but never realized his unique accent.
  • He brilliantly describes the madness in loving the auto-mobile.
  • He discusses BMW’s very interesting Deep Blue project, aka the BMW X5.

Looking back at the larger, more interactive video on the TED site, I noticed an interesting comment, by Larry Pipitone:

This is a wonderful talk about art and design, but Bangle didn’t design the Pagani Zonda. The Renaissance art reference is out the window for me.

Chris Bangle speaks of passion and history, but he has stripped BMW of both elements. A marque of engineering triumph and purposeful design has turned into an illustrator’s display of his careful linework and American machismo – an utter failure in the evolution of the company. Dare I say, the last true BMW was the E46 M3.

Thanks again for the design talk, but I don’t buy the follow-through.

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