Mille Miglia 2015 - Part 2

Written by Super User | Monday, 18 May 2015 23:53

We found too much great photographic material for just one post about this year's Mille Miglia, here's some more from Instagram. Some truly smashing pictures, congrats to those who were fortunate enough to be there and document the event.

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Mille Miglia 2015

Written by Kurt | Sunday, 17 May 2015 13:27

As some of you may know the Mille Miglia is possibly the world's most wonderful time trial; not just from a driver's perspective, but also from a spectator's point of view. Whilst the original Mille Miglia, which was last held at the end of the 1950s, was a true road race for sports cars, the current Mille Miglia revives the spirit of the original race. with the only cars being eligible to take part are those that took part in one of the races held from 1927 to 1957. This year's 'Mille Miglia Storica' happened from 14-17 May, like every year those fortunate enough to be able to drive an eligible sports car donned their overalls, reset their tripmeters and headed to Brescia to start their journey to Rome, and ultimately returned to Brescia. Here a selection of photos posted on social media over the last few days that caught our eyes.

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Photography: Air Drive - Renaud Marion

Written by Kurt Schleier | Thursday, 14 November 2013 16:29

PorscheAirWe stumbled upon a selection of rather intriguing photos of French photographer Renaud Marion. 'Air Drive' is the appropriate name for the set of photos that includes a range of classic cars floating in the air. Clearly, it took a long time to photoshop the cars to absolute perfection; all cars have lost their wheels and had their wheel arches filled up. The original designers of the cars would probably have liked their cars to look like this, sleek and to the point. Disposing of wheels, those practical but, ultimately, aesthetically (not to mention aerodynamically) cumbersome and obstructive elements that automotive design has to accomodate for. On some cars the novel shapes, smooth as they are, create an inimitable sense of litheness. What has been created are, in a sense, the automotive equivalents of Aladdin's flying carpet. Simply put, the photographer has added a sense of fantasy to a practical good. Though, it is hardly a novel fantasy, flying cars have fascinated designers and artists alike for many years.

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The Goodwood Revival 2013 - Darkness in the paddock

Written by Kurt Schleier | Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:54

9760683583 5ac91b4d29 cStaying on at events until the sun goes down is generally a good idea as a photographer. On the Friday evening at this year's Goodwood Revival it allowed me to take photos of the cars in the paddock with stunning ambient light and no spectators whatsoever to ruin the shots (ruin is perhaps a tad strong as the people at the Revival make the Revival with their generally gorgeous attire). Add some typical English weather during racing and voila, the raindrops that had formed on the cars added texture to the cars' surfaces in a way I had not experienced before. Combined with the simple, yet effective, lighting in the paddock 'sheds' I was able to do what you see in this post. If only I had brought my tripod!

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L'avvocato - Fiat's Gianni Agnelli in pictures

Written by Kurt | Saturday, 25 May 2013 15:16

agnelli-lastampaThe state of being dashing is not neccessarily a thing exclusive to the Italians, though it is, arguably, exclusive to Italians in the world of business. Think Gianni Agnelli, the now sadly deceased former head of the group of FIAT family companies. Captured at any stage of his life Agnelli looked immaculate, or rather perfected immaculateness through a cover of maculateness; that what is seen as studied carelessness or 'sprezzatura' by many. Moreover, in the world of menswear, aficionados see Agnelli as a god of sorts, it appears (judging by some of the comments on the internet) grown men might even dribble a variety of bodily fluids in front of their computers whilst looking at Agnelli wearing his impeccably hand-tailored suits. Definitely, the man had a sense of doing things just a little bit differently than others, it seems to me though that it is more the connotations surrounding the figure of Agnelli that reduces some men to the male equivalent of teenage girls admiring the outfits of Heidi Klum. Could one not say he just had a few very well fitting suits, available to anyone with a good tailor, and isn't it, in fact, the wealth, the power and success that elevates Agnelli into the realm of a general icon of Italy's post-war revival while, in the process, being catapulted into a symbol of the menswear community?

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