ELECTRO LOTUS

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Transforming a seventies Esprit into an “E-Spirit,” an electric sportscar for art’s sake.

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“Drivers will have to follow a clearly marked route along which up to 40 prostitutes will be stationed.”

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After three years of debate, Switzerland’s “Sex Boxes” are set to open August 26th.

Impressive Automobiles

A selection of lots from the ‘Motorcars’ session of Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction.

The Incredible Exploding Truck

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The Car Poolers

Documenting day laborers from above in Monterrey, Mexico. Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena.

Weekend Watching: From One Second To The Next

Werner Herzog’s film about the dangers of texting while driving.

Full Speed Ahead to Vacationland

The Audi RS5 hates to go slow. I found this out while idling in the stop-and-go summertime traffic of Kennebunkport, Maine. Like a running back who’d been up against an impenetrable defensive line, she was frustrated, looking for a seam to open. Passersby didn’t mind that the Sepang Blue pearl car was barely moving. In fact, they enjoyed it. Rarely does one get to see a performance vehicle in such detail at such a slow speed. They marveled at the agitated revs, imagining themselves behind the wheel on the open road, or even just in traffic, the focus of many emoji-filled eyeballs. Finally, after many growls and stutters, we found a tiny moment of clearance, the result of a quick right-left juke move, bringing us onto a carless stretch of Route 9 headed towards Cape Porpoise. A couple more dodges (stop signs, the defenders of speed) and the RS 5 was purring, a blue streak under a canopy of green. The car, like the running back, was off in an open field sprint. Our goal however was not the end zone, but a series of lobster “shacks” on the edge of the ocean, and boy did we score.

Lunchtime Laughter

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Chris Rock – Kids Need Bullying

“The story we tell ourselves is more important than function now.”

Seth Godin’s presentation at the 2013 Go Further with Ford Trend Conference. The talk occurred during the “Sculpting the Future” panel with Ford’s Chief Creative Officer J Mays and Story Boutique founder Rachel Schectman. Watch the two other talks after the jump, and see all of the wisdom from the conference here.

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“Austerity Drive”

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The Pope’s new summer whip is a second-generation Ford Focus.

“It has one purpose: to be driven fast and enjoyed”

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The Jaguar Project 7 Concept

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Smooooth Ride

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This velvet-covered Ferrari

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“What Is That!?”

Jack’s toy, the 1957 BMW Isetta.

Les Bentley Boys

The 90th 24 Hours of Le Mans happens this weekend. Bentley won it 10 years ago and made this video to celebrate.

Always On The Lookout

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8 Series Vintage

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A 1980′s era BMW Belt Buckle available over at Wary Meyers

Lunchtime Laughter

House Porsche

Dedicated to the M5 for Life

Petrolicious: BMW M5 Is Power & Speed in an Unassuming Frame

Wealth.

Ferrari 512 BBi Is A Piece of Art

“When Holger Schubert created his studio-garage space, he did what any self-respecting, Ferrari-loving, minimalist architect would do: he took his work-of-art BB 512i and built everything around it. As any showcased work of art deserves to be, Holger’s car is in the spotlight and on the pedestal that is the studio garage, which was designed and built for the specific purpose of working and living alongside the Ferrari. Holger shares the details of his car and of his enviable space, which includes a 16-foot driveway bridge, a ramp to roll the car outside to start, and some of the best views a car can take in of the Pacific Ocean.”

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