Poetry in Motion

¿Puede un coche ser más bonito?


 


 

 

 

POETRY IN MOTION

A few weeks ago I had the chance to drive a car that I only have ever seen sitting behind ropes or rolling across a prime time spot in a high profile auction.  That car was a grey 1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.  I was in disbelief when the owner asked if I wanted to pilot it down the open runway with my wife.  Knowing this was a one in a lifetime chance, I didn’t hesitate to open up the door and maneuver in.  For the owner of this beautiful machine this is the way to fully enjoy this masterpiece of a car.  Keeping the car driving on the road is the way it is meant to be enjoyed and not stuck in a museum or private collection.

This 300SL Gullwing is the culmination of a thirty year dream.  This car doesn’t represent one piece in a collection, it is the entire collection.  This is a dream that has come to fruition after 30 years of hard work and getting oneself into a position to own the car that has been yearned for for thirty years.  For myself, the idea of dreaming for one car and working hard for years and years is truly inspirational.  It helps me keep the dream alive for the cars that I desire to own in the years to come.

When I first came across this story I was in disbelief that there was someone who drives a car of this magnitude often and all across the country in various states of weather.  Knowing there was someone who was doing so brought a smile to my face and made me happy that this car was being enjoyed in a way it was meant to be.  Other Gullwings in museums and private collections have their place in preserving their place in history but there is just something about knowing that you can come across one of these on the open road or on your favorite drive is mind blowing.

A special thanks to Tom of 02again.com for all of the help he has given in setting things up and subsequent videos.  If you need some great parts for your BMW 2002, check out his site.

Did you know this car requires 4 gallons of oil?  Yes, gallons.  The oil change interval is every thousand miles due to the direct injection.  Crazy.

 

 
vía Depth of Speed
 

 

 

 

 

Marco Grassi

Sigo siendo muy escéptico con el arte hiperrealista pero he de reconocer que cuando me encuentro con jóvenes artistas del nivel de Marco Grassi, todos mis prejuicios con este tipo de pinturas se me pasan por un momento y me quedo en shock absoluto mirando pelo a pelo, poro a poro, brillo a brillo, negando con la cabeza que con un pincel se pueda llegar a tal nivel de detalle.

Joe Melhuish

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Benjamin Moravec

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“Insania” by Crajes

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Fake Fleck

Photos by Jacek Kolodziejski

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Benjamin Kreze

Graphite sculptures by Benjamin Kreze.

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Paint Job

Nico Ordozgoiti le ha dado algo de color a algunas esculturas clásicas que carecían de él.

Jacqueline Klassen

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Kehinde Wiley

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Monica Esquivel

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Jin Nü

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Wald Plug Lamp

La preciosa lámpara minimalista creada por el estudio de diseño de Los Angeles, Feltmark.

simulacra

A amazing simulacra of nature by Theo Tagholm.

The Reinvention Of Normal

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Star Wars by Russell Walks

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Michael Tunk

Los collages de Michael Tunk y sus cowboys invisibles.

gbg-8

Game boy + arduino + camera + thermal printer = 8-bit instant photo gun by ::vtol::

The Bucket Board

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Earl Sweatshirt . Grief

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Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper . Cookie Jar

Genial locura de videoclip dirigido por Ben&Julia.

David Lyle

La divertida y cínica obra del artista David Lyle.

Jennifer Townley

Mechanical art sculptures by artist Jennifer Townley.

Éi Kaneko

La obra fragmentada y en blanco y negro del artista japonés Éi Kaneko.

Hypnopompic

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Ryan Salge

Los increíblemente detallados dibujos con grafito de Ryan Salge.

reflexió by Ramon Carreté

Experimental typographic project that combines the reflection on a mirror with paper letters cut by one of its axes. It results in modular compositions that once photographed suggest 3D images.