Cover your Volvo in style with Stutterheim’s Estate Svart car cover.

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To celebrate the fact that the first Land Rover Defender was produced 65 years ago, Studio Job was asked to take this 4×4 in hand. In their own way, they have created an ode to the vehicle that makes many of us dream of adventures. Eventually, it has turned out to be more than simply a revised or upgraded vehicle. The result is a sculpture that questions escapism, power relationships and above all Studio Job’s own work. “Designing a car is the same as when, as a designer, you’re sometimes given the chance to redefine a hotel: it’s a higher goal. You don’t get such important commissions every day,” says Job Smeets, founder of Studio Job. “On top of that, Defender is an emotionally charged icon. We’ve approached that golden carriage in our own way, maybe not so much from the angle of this one car but rather from the phenomenon of the holy cow in general.” read more…

Amazing exploded views of classic sports cars by Fabian Oefner.

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It’s not that often we feature news from the car industry, but the direction Volvo has taken with its newest car we really love: the Concept Coupé. The concept, which is the first design from Volvo’s new design director, embodies a bold and interesting makeover for the Swedish car brand. The first out of three concept cars points out the new design direction for Volvo. Thomas Ingenlath, Senior VP of Design, says this car manifests that Volvo “will stand out as the calm, confident and naturally powerful challenger.” The Concept Coupé offers new elements to the Volvo brand by merging contemporary Scandinavian lifestyle and design with iconic elements from Volvo’s 1960’s era and the beautiful P1800 in particular. The result is a new aesthetic showing craftsmanship and innovation. read more…

Petrolicious Highlights the Difficulties of Owning a Vintage Car in New York City – as featured on Hypebeast.

The Beach Car: ‘Take your dromedary to the beach’ on STYLEPARK

Love this new piece by Artist and designer Gerry Judah for Porsche 911‘s 50th anniversary as displayed at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013.

Volvo V60’s pure tension: a portable solar-powered pavilion on Designboom.

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Pure Classics’ Frank Strothe is a man who likes challenges. He had driven to the Nordkapp in Norway some years ago, but that was in the summer which wasn’t much of a contest in the eyes of the driver. His ambition was to do a winter expedition; ”driving in the snow is more fun, especially in a classic car that relies on your driving skill to keep it on the road, rather than a host of electronic safety measures.”  read more…

Three days of epic racing in West Sussex not only sees the 75th anniversary of the Silver Arrows’ appearance in the UK, but also the classic and romantic sartorial taste of the 40s, 50s and 60s — Super Sonic at Goodwood

$35 Million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Becomes World’s Most Expensive Car on Hypebeast

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We love Icon, the small company making amazing off-road cars, and we’ve just fell in love with their latest creation. A collaboration with Ford to recreate a Ford Bronco into the Icon Bronco with some amazing details, on top of a Art Morrison chassis, custom-built Dana 60 and 44 solid axle assemblies and boasting a Ford read more…

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Where Cyclepedia was the must-have app for bike lovers, Road Inc. is it for car-lovers. It’s is a museum like experience with fully interactive Anthology of Cars. ‘Richer than the heaviest book, deeper than a video collection, more immersive than a game, Road Inc. offers users a whole new way of experiencing this most rich read more…

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The Dutch web designer Christian Annyas has put together the different designs of Chevrolet’s speedometers over the past 100 years in a very plain and graphical way. ‘Speedometers are those kind of items you look at thousands of times during your life, without ever really noticing. You notice the speed, not the meter. And if you do notice read more…

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It is not ‘one of the most beautiful’ cars by Jaguar, but THE most beautiful and phenomenal piece of machinery, the XJ13. Only one was made, to win Le Mans in the mid-1960s, a race that it would never take part in due to a change in the rules… Dunhill made this nice movie about read more…

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I’m almost daily questioning myself why today’s cars are so out-dated. Sure, there are a few smart ingredients, but it’s going so slow… Why isn’t there a proper touchscreen, fabrics that feel good, colors that match in the different materials? Today, Volvo revealed the Concept You at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and I think read more…

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Last week I was invited to LA to drive the new Scion iQ, a compact and super innovative car that will fit in an average pickup trunk. The car, also known as the Toyota iQ in Europe and Asia, will be released with a huge creative campaign, covering the music-, art-, photography- and fashion-scene with exhibitions, concerts, festivals and the launch of a magazine.
Since we’re not the car blog where we will feature all the tech specs but only want to share everything esthetic in lifestyles across the globe, we decided to do a pre-publication of the magazine which will be released September the 17th in the US. A piece of sic-fi where dogs get jetpacks and books have infinite blank pages to fill with lead pencils that would never go dull. Enjoy a story where metal meets sci-fi and fantasy. read more…

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Tomorrow I will visit LA for the presentation of a new car. To get me a little in the mood I stumbled upon this new publication by Assouline: The Impossible Collection of Cars, The 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. “It is the dream of many to own the world’s most beautifully designed read more…

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My favorite car Nº2, straight after the Porsche 912, is Berlinette, a.k.a. the Renault Alpine A110. Built by Jean Rédélé in Dieppe, France, in 1954 and from 1962 till 1978 under the official license of Renault it won the Monte Carlo rally of 1971 with Ove Andersson and it became the first World Rally Champion. read more…

My favorite car turned 50. I still remember how my grandmother drove her car and it’s probably the first car I sat in. Designboom celebrates the anniversary of this style icon with a really nice overview of all the Renault 4′s over the past 50 years. Love it!

I love the shape of this monster. The new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. ‘Aventador was a bull bred by the Don Celestino Cuardi Vides family that in October 1993 entered into battle at the Saragossa Arena, earning the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for the outstanding courage shown during the fight.’ Hope this one read more…