Category Archives: design and styling

BMW Motorrad Heritage Collection 2020 Coming

The famous black and white color of the early motorcycles is claimed to be reflected throughout the entire collection. The original branding and the BMW metal emblem are also incorporated in the design. The copper-colored details and visual accents displayed in these garments are similar to the materials used in classic BMW motorcycles. Continue reading

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Stout Scarab Minivan Joins Concours of Elegance 2019

During the 1950s it was used by a circus owner, keeping monkeys in the car while they toured the continent. It was then sold on to a French industrial designer who had the vehicle placed in a museum in Reims. Continue reading

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Mulliner Completely Re-Creates 1939 Bentley Corniche

The original Corniche was lost in France in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. It was extensively damaged in a traffic accident whilst undergoing road tests in France in August 1939. Sent for repairs, the chassis made it home to the Bentley plant in Derby, but the bodywork was destroyed in a bombing raid on Dieppe later in 1939 and was never seen again. Continue reading

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First Chattanooga MotorCar Festival Debuts in October

One of the exotic cars entered for the Concours is the 1932 Helicron from  the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tenn. Constructed in 1932, this propeller-driven car was discovered in a barn in France in 2000 having been placed there by the original owner in the late 1930s. Continue reading

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Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Debut to be Livestreamed

The livestream opens at 7:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 p.m. EDT on 18 July. Continue reading

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Ford House Previews Spring ‘Driven by Design’ Exhibit

Three rare vehicles never shown together will be the centerpiece: a breathtaking1939 Lincoln Continental prototype, the 1932 Ford Model 18 Speedster and 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster. These three vehicles tell the story of Edsel Ford’s role in bringing design to Ford Motor Company. Continue reading

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BMW Honors Designer Marcello Gandini

Like many Italian show cars of the 1960s and 1970s, the original BMW Garmisch was developed by Bertone as an independent design proposal intended to demonstrate the studio’s creativity. Continue reading

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Rachel Portman at Chichester Cathedral Roof Restoration Appeal

Portman’s numerous credits include Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, for which she won an Oscar in 1996, and her Academy Award nominated scores for Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. In 2015, she received an Emmy for her work on HBO’s record-breaking TV movie Bessie, a biography of blues singer Bessie Smith. Continue reading

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Nissan opens The Box, a Latin America Design Studio

With the motto “Disruption through Fusion,” its mission is to merge and translate Latin American and Japanese cultures as it develops new Nissan projects targeting both Latin American and global markets. Continue reading

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Toyota AI Ventures Launches New $100M Fund

With Fund II, Toyota AI Ventures will expand its search for entrepreneurs to invest in as part of its mission to discover what’s next for Toyota. Toyota AI Ventures will also use Fund II to continue to strengthen its portfolio services. Continue reading

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Milestones: 10 years of the Porsche Panamera Sedan

No modest hype from what used to be a race car purveyor. IT was positioned as “Like no other car in the luxury car class, this model combines the performance one would expect from a sports car with the luxury and versatility of a touring saloon.” (Milestones – 500,000 Porsche Cayenne Made in Leipzig) Continue reading

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Wards 10 Best Interiors Announced at New York Auto Show 

“Utility vehicles represent the biggest growth in vehicle sales, and automakers aren’t launching as many coupes, sedans
and wagons as they have in the past, which makes it remarkable that half the
list this year is conventional cars,” says Wards Senior Content Director,
aka editor, Drew Winter. Continue reading

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Subaru Debuts Gen 6 Outback at New York Auto Show

With an optional tablet-style 11.6-inch
Starlink Multimedia system with integrated center information display,
DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation and new XT models with 260 horsepower, the
2020 Outback has more technology, safety and performance than before.
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Kia HabaNiro Concept Debuts in Manhattan

However,  it’s still a concept. Kia claims this is no fanciful supercar that will likely never be built, but a look into the future of mobility where automobiles allegedly will seamlessly integrate design, capability, usefulness and creativity. Continue reading

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Nissan Moves China Design Center to Shanghai

Nissan Design China, previously based in Beijing, will continue creating products for global customers including those in China, and presumably (pay no attention Trump) Japan, the Americas and Africa and Europe.   Continue reading

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