Monuments to Speed

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Every year since 1997, artist Gerry Judah has created a sculpture incorporating rare cars for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Masterful in sight and tremendous in balance, the steel sculptures are as much a highlight as the cars themselves. Here are some highlights from recent years.

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Power Moves

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Poler’s Le Tente rooftop tent

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Introducing the First-Ever Lincoln MKC

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Continuing Lincoln Motor Company‘s evolution as a leader in the American luxury auto market, this summer sees the introduction of the first-ever MKC; a five-passenger, utility-minded crossover marked by a sculpted design and an athletic stance. As the latest—and most modest in size—Lincoln SUV to hit the streets, the all-new 2015 MKC aims to capture the attention of an ever-growing population of city dwellers who are keen to escape the urban landscape whenever possible. To do so, the MKC comes equipped with a range of impressive features—some flashy, some subdued and all worth noting.

While the MKC’s sleek exterior is enough to capture one’s attention, an exceptionally serene interior is sure to keep it. Designed especially with the driver’s comfort in mind, active noise control paired with padded wheel wells (which reduce road rumble while amplifying engine notes) creates a heightened overall cabin environment. The innovative engineering actually uses microphones to monitor the sound profile within the car, which is then replicated and inverted by a signal processor to cancel out the initial noise-waves, thus creating a pleasant atmosphere that makes the MKC’s cabin one of the quietest in its class. And, of course, an enhanced THX II Certified Audio System is there for when drivers want anything but silence.
 
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WANE-spotting

Anyone who has been on the streets of NYC in the past year would be blind not to have noticed the bold work of WANE COD gracing the sides of box trucks and vans across the five boroughs. Here’s a sampling courtesy of the ISOking

Someone Finally Bought It

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Five years after it went on the market, the A. James Speyer-designed ‘Ferris Bueller’ House has been sold to an investment banker and a lawyer for $1.06 million. The original listing price was $2.3 million.

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Parking LULZ

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The Future is Awesome

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Aero-X is a hoverbike that will be available commercially in 2017 for an estimated price of $85,000

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Par None

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Inspired by Batman’s Tumbler, this one-of-a-kind golf cart reaches a top speed of 36 mph and will help you roll over archenemies on the country club circuit. It can be yours for a stately $49,950

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Morning Dose of Buy My Volvo

The best homemade commercial for a 1993 Volvo station wagon, ever.

The Least Stolen Luxury Automobile

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Only four thefts of Teslas have ever been reported.

Art Goes to the Indianapolis 500

“Walk That Tightrope” is Slater Bradley’s 16mm film which follows driver Townsend Bell, who happens to be Bradley’s childhood best friend.

Van Life

It took over 300 water color drawings to make this awesome stop motion animation about owning a Vanagon.

“The Modern-Day Equivalent of Tipping Over Cows”

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Someone has been getting all mentos on smart cars in San Francisco

BMW 635 CSi Touring Cars

The Official Car of Megachurch Preachers

Regular Car Reviews: 1988 Chrysler New Yorker

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Hood Wood

Thomas Lelu’s show ‘Tendre Violence’ is on view at Galerie L’écurie in Paris through March 5th.

Riding High

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Fiat’s old Lingotto auto factory in Turin, Italy was a real bottom-to-top operation. Raw materials were delivered on the ground floor and after going through many levels of manufacturing, finished automobiles exited onto the rooftop test track for a drive.

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The Silver Arrow of the Seas

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Mercedes developed a surfboard with a built-in telemetry system for big wave master Garrett McNamara.

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River of Fundament

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Matthew Barney’s new film in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler makes its world premiere at BAM on February 12th, and runs through February 16th, 2014. Based around Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings, the nearly 6-hour epic is set in Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York, paralleling the story of “Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation” with the “rise and fall of the American car industry.”

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