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.
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.”
Because the inside of the car is personal.
images pulled from Car Interiors
And it is awesome.
The series began this year at the world-famous Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, at which the Sport set the world record for a production vehicle on that course, and has now set the record for the fastest ever crossing of the Empty Quarter by a production vehicle. To capture this epic, one-of-a-kind crossing, a documentary film team was embedded with the crew, and that feat is the focus of Land Rover’s latest documentary “The Empty Quarter,” above.
Isuzu concept cars and trucks (1983 – 2001)
A look through all the shades of automobiles at NAIAS 2014
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