We recently made the best of an opportunity to test drive the new 2013 Ford Explorer Sport, and took the midsize SUV upstate to Storm King for the afternoon. Ford has a rich history of Arts funding, so we thought it a nice tie-in. We made it to the magnificent sculpture park and back safely and in style, bumping selections from our Sound Advice series on the way. Add in all of this with the bonus of not getting a single speeding ticket during the trip, and it made for a great day.
When Outrageous Was Possible
via, laughing squid
The size of the recently completed Barry McGee mural that was commissioned by Vanity Fair, in partnership with Cadillac, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) as part of their Art In The Streets 2012 initiative. You have to see this bad boy in person.
We’re on Pacific Standard Time today, although we’re in Manhattan.
Claude Lelouch SPEEDING through the streets of Paris at dawn in this 1976 short film. Probably the best thing you will watch on the internet today.
Every year for as long as they’ve been in memory, Scion does an edition of art cars. 2013’s customizable model was the Scion iQ (a small car that can fit a large man) and the project featured artists such as the guys behind Mishka, David Choe, and Andrew Schoultz. As evidenced by the car above, the results are pretty fantastic.
Nothing like some good ol’ accident fraud caught on a dashboard camera.
Mad Man in a Death Machine
190 mph in Red Bull Racing’s F1 Car through the Lincoln Tunnel.
On view at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend.