There are myriads of images and thoughts one can associate with Gil Elvgren's pictures. It is so easy to pick a healthy dozen or two of automotive snapshots, ads and fine artwork - and title them all as 'A Tribute to Gil'. But I want to publish only one picture this week - and not of a pin-up kind:
Now see its full version:
Chrysler Imperial Advertisement,…Continue
1900 De Dion Bouton
1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker… Continue
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Unlike the Alfa Romeo 2.9 which was Italy’s premier pre-war sports car, the Lancia Astura was more luxurious and featured formal bodywork. Lancia paid close attention to luxury by including a smooth running engine, hydraulic brakes and a centralized lubrication system.
From the unbeatable 1911 model - to the 1948 Chief.
Browse the album or enjoy the slideshow:
Ordered as a rolling chassis by German industrialist Hans Klepper, this BMW 328 was sent to coach-builder Wendler for an aerodynamic Coupe body. Using the principles defined by Paul Jaray, the design was penned by… Continue
It is noted for being one of the first successful streamlined cars after the the tall and gawky looking Chrysler Airflow market failure. The Airflow was actually more aerodynamic than the lower wider sleeker looking Lincoln-Zephyr. The Lincoln-Zephyr was extremely… Continue
This is one of only 40 Alfa Romeos built on the lightweight Super Sport chassis during World War II. Mario Revelli di Beaumont designed this unique coupe and the body was built by Bertone. This year (by coincidence, the year of Alfa Romeo 100th anniversary), the car completed a major restoration in Italy and made its world concours debut at Pebble Beach.…Continue
The hood ornament of this early-1930's Austro-Daimler is a perfect example of the 'Automotive Deco'.
On this rainy (and somewhere snowy or stormy) weekend - just a bit of French joy of living. Two Great names, Delage and Delahaye are making a brief comeback.
1939 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet
I can browse these images for hours. I've been lucky enough to see some of the cars in flesh and blood…
It was beautiful, dynamic and fast – and it quickly became Ferdinand Porsche’s great passion: Although this unique sports car built for the Berlin-Rome long-distance…Continue
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1929 Lagonda 14/50 Two-Litre
Today, another bunch of automobiles from the United Kingdom. Again, racers and limousines, small roadsters and family cars. Again, the distinctive British style:
Besides this 1934 Talbot 105, there are some more pre-war and post-war cars worth a look. Some of them are funny, some grotesque, and some are real classics.
Enjoy the slideshow…
One car that William Lyons was not fond of was the Airline Saloon - he regarded it as a passing fashion and was correct. Streamlining wasn't in fashion in the UK so the more modern Airline Saloon kept flowing wings and separate headlamps but…Continue
Today, a rare bird from the British Isles:
There was a time when "luxury car" meant chassis + separately ordered body.
Small coachbuilders did their best to satisfy wealthy clients. Among those coachbuilders, the Swiss never were the big stars. But they always were reliable and creative, building excellent bodies for cars as diverse as Packard and Duesenberg, Aston Martin and Jaguar, Porsche and Alfa Romeo, Talbot-Lago and Bugatti, Alvis and Riley.…
This compact streamliner appeared in the most inappropriate year - 1944
Based on the KdF-Wagen Typ 60, aka VW Beetle, it was designed by K.C. Volkhart as a fast courier car for Luftwaffe (German Air Force). Body, designed by Baron Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld, was built…Continue
1943 Dodge T207