We couldn’t manage to hit the most beautiful classic car event in Europe. Again… Well, even in our absence, the show is nothing less than spectacular. Take a look at those 30 epic photos from 2017 Concorso d`Eleganza Villa d`Este shot by Kevin Stec for photo-automobiles.com.
The unique Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Prototipo was praised with the Best of Show award and by looking at the pictures – rightfully. As usual, the event was organised in Grand Hotel Villa d`Este and the nearby park of Villa Erba in Northern Italy, right on the shores of Lago di Como. This automotive show is dedicated to the art of cars which we are in love. By displaying eternal automotive classics next to future sneaking concept cars, it is a bridge between from the past to the future of the art of driving. Continue Reading
The Porsche 917 was destined to conquer Le Mans. At the time when Porsche entered Le Mans as the first german car maker, it was clear. The germans are here to stay. Their first taste of the 24-hour race was with 356, which at the time was also Porsche’s first ever road car. In the following years, they will build more cars and sometimes they will be designed intentionally to tackle the World Manufacturer’s Title.
Since we are huge fans of car art, we wouldn’t miss a visit to some of the world`s best car museums featuring some iconic and timeless automotive shapes. We decided to share with you 15 of the best independent car museums located on five different continents. By independent we mean car museums which are not dedicated or run by a particular automotive brand.
There is no automotive event in the world which is so successfully mixing cosplay drama and classic racers from the glory years of motorsports. Welcome at Goodwood Revival 2016. The fact that almost everything is period-correct turn this event into a lovely celebration of British post-war motoring culture with well-defined scent of Le Mans racing. Continue Reading
Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina Spyder won Best of Show honours at the 14th annual meeting of the Quail.
The 375 is one of the most beautiful sports cars of its time produced by Ferrari in 1953 and 1954. Indeed, a quick and scary ride with its 340 horsepower in the 50s when tires were skinny, brakes were drums and downforce was yet to be discovered. Continue Reading
At Simply Petrol, we often objectify automotive engineering into car art. Engines are not just the heart and soul of any car, they might be a pretty beautiful piece of artwork. This blog is all about the best looking automotive engines. It is dedicated to mechanical creatures we are always happy to see. In person or as artwork. Because we feel that form following function often turns into pure art.
123 000 spectators witnessed the biannual Le Mans Classic 2016 – probably the most important classic motorsport event in Europe. We couldn’t manage to get there but a lot of photographers made it and their work is worthy to be shared.
Classic cars are just like matured wine. Expensive, stylish and rare but even though you cannot drink them, you might drive classic vintage vehicles or use them as an invest, if you are happy enough to afford such spending. If not, you can stare over classic cars infatuated by their lines whispering for past times, motor sport races and cultures that no longer exist … Continue Reading
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