Students at the Royal College of Art (RCA) working in conjunction with Jaguar’s Advanced Design studio have today unveiled a large hunk of metal that was inspired by Jaguar’s current design direction.
The sculpture was chosen from nine different proposals submitted by RCA students to Jaguar Advanced Design. The winning artists were Ewan Gallimore and Claire Miller. The installation was revealed at the opening of the Clerkenwell Design Week in London, which runs from 21-23 May (apparently a week in London only amounts to three days).
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Here’s one you don’t see all that often. A deer taking a faceful of bus and living to see another day.
The incident occurred in Pennsylvania, when a deer which was sprinting across the road got whacked full bore by a 10 ton bus. The animal comes flying though the windscreen, fortunately missing the driver, and falls to the floor of the bus before quickly getting to its feet and trying to make another hole in the side of the bus to get out.
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As a follow-up to the article a coupe of days ago, when it was revealed that cars from the 1980s were disappearing from the roads faster than any other generation. I’ve decided to have a look at some of the cars which defined the decade, and indeed are still legends to this day. The cars are in no particular order, and they encompass everything from supercars, to hatchbacks, budget roadsters to high-powered coupes.
If you can think of any others which deserve a mention, let your voices be heard in the comments.
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That headline probably isn’t all that surprising to anyone with eyes. Which I’m assuming is most of you seeing as you’re reading this. The 1980s was a pretty disastrous decade for the automobile the world over. In the US car design had almost completely stagnated, with the big three pretty much living on the fact most buyers of the time wouldn’t consider anything that wasn’t ‘Merican made. In the UK quality control had become laughable, with the workers in the automotive industry spending most of the previous decade either on strike, or in the breakroom demanding more tea breaks.
Today what that means is that 1980s cars are (thankfully) headed to the junk yard at a faster rate than any other generation of automobiles. In a study conducted by the British motoring website honestjohn.co.uk, they discovered that out of the many vehicles which had been produced in the hundreds of thousands, or even millions, in that decade, there were some which were now down to their last couple hundred.
Honestjohn have put together a list of the top 20 fastest dissapearing family cars in the UK. Unsurprisingly almost every single one of them is from a British manufacturer. But just to make sure the story ends on a high note, they’ve also complied a list of the top 10 classic survivors…
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There’s little time left before the sixth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise opens in theaters worldwide (around 23-24 May, but folks in UK do get an advanced premiere on May 7th). So we thought this would be a good time to see what movies might delight gear heads on a slow moving Sunday afternoon. So, old and new, good or bad, these are the car movies we consider the best to get the gasoline flowing through your veins while waiting for Fast & Furious 6, Rush and the first Need For Speed movie.
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It’s not often bicycles make their way onto this website. But in extreme cases I’m prepared to make exceptions. Like the Monsterbike, this contraption – suitably called Stoopid Tall – is one man’s bizarre idea of what a bicycle should be.
Stoopid Tall is the work of Richie Trimble, who brought his 14.5 foot (4.4 metre) death trap along to the Ciclavia event in downtown Los Angeles last weekend.
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Usually when skydiving it’s the jumpers who have a wild ride, not the people left in the airplane. However in this instance its the guys who didn’t hurl themselves from a perfectly good aircraft who get the real adrenaline rush.
The video is the work of one very skilled pilot, and one very trusting co-pilot.
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To help promote the Audi RS 4, Audi UK rented out a military hangar and staged a duel between two driver’s and their quattro-powered steeds. It might not have the same intense multi-layer carnage as the Insane Paintball War we showed you last year, but Audi’s little duel certainly looks like a great way to spend the afternoon.
Each RS 4 has what looks like a Browning machine gun strapped to the hood, it’s fired by a big red button situated in the center console. To help keep score, Audi have kindly put hit counters in the top of the screen so you can see who is ahead. It’s a bit arbitrary though. Each paintball pellet counts for just one point. But drive over some goop James Bond-style and all of a sudden you’re 250 points down, get hit by a paint grenade and you can kiss goodbye to 500 points. Drive into some paint-filled boxes and, well, just watch the video.
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Some people have WAY to much time on their hands. And that’s fine by me, because without these gods of the frivolous we wouldn’t have awesome YouTube videos like this.
Take a couple of RC Ford Mustangs, throw in a few helicopters, tanks and dumper trucks and you’ve got the beginnings of a car chase any Hollywood studio would be proud of. Only trouble is you need a setting for your chase. Well that’s where a couple dozen cardboard boxes, a hot glue gun and some spray paint comes in handy, as you can knock up a suitably scaled-down town in a long weekend!
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You might think this absurd creation is the work of some fanatically over zealous BMW fanboy. But actually it comes courtesy of BMW themselves! It’s just a photoshop mock up, and is more of a marketing ploy than anything else, but were you really expecting them to make this thing? It’s got 42 wheels and 19 engines for Christ’s sake!
The project actually began as the dreams of a four year-old boy, Eli. He told his uncle exactly what sort of car he wanted, and then his obliging uncle took the project to the next level by contacting the automotive site Jalopnik. Jalopnik then put the word out, asking CAD jockeys and Photoshop aficionados with spare time on their hands to come up with something which fulfilled Eli’s brief.
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