posted on January 22, 2011 with 15 notes
Heart.

Heart.

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Chevrolet Corvette C1 (1955)
There are mainly three major memories related to cars in my child-years I can think of.
One of them is the ride I got in a Porsche 930 when I was 5. It completely blew my mind, a mind which used to be blown away only by cotton candy. One of the others is my first sight of a Corvette C1 in a showroom when I was 6.
Mind you, 17 years have passed since that day and I have only seen a couple more of these. I asked my father which car was that - I had never even heard of Corvettes before (remember, I’m European). He didn’t know. No one did! I inspected the car thoroughly. The chromes were placed in strategic places, so strategic that they created shapes within the car’s own shape. I was blown away, just like when watching cotton candy being made.
A couple of years later I got my own 1:18 scale of a C1 Corvette. It’s still in the shelf, right behind me. I may be shot for saying this, but American car design has lost its appeal after the late 70’s. Where is the beast-meets-sensitive-designer factor nowadays? Where is that same amazement that caused such impact on a troubled mind of a 6 year old kid?
Eventually I grew up (kinda) and got to appreciate the fine details of European car design. I stand by what’s mine, I love it with all my heart. But these Corvettes still shoot straight to my heart. I often refer to them as my American guilty pleasure.
Because well, they are.
(Oh and, V8 engine, 1.3 tons, 195bhp (early versions) and the hedious longitudional leaf-spring suspension at the back.)

Chevrolet Corvette C1 (1955)

There are mainly three major memories related to cars in my child-years I can think of.

One of them is the ride I got in a Porsche 930 when I was 5. It completely blew my mind, a mind which used to be blown away only by cotton candy. One of the others is my first sight of a Corvette C1 in a showroom when I was 6.

Mind you, 17 years have passed since that day and I have only seen a couple more of these. I asked my father which car was that - I had never even heard of Corvettes before (remember, I’m European). He didn’t know. No one did! I inspected the car thoroughly. The chromes were placed in strategic places, so strategic that they created shapes within the car’s own shape. I was blown away, just like when watching cotton candy being made.

A couple of years later I got my own 1:18 scale of a C1 Corvette. It’s still in the shelf, right behind me. I may be shot for saying this, but American car design has lost its appeal after the late 70’s. Where is the beast-meets-sensitive-designer factor nowadays? Where is that same amazement that caused such impact on a troubled mind of a 6 year old kid?

Eventually I grew up (kinda) and got to appreciate the fine details of European car design. I stand by what’s mine, I love it with all my heart. But these Corvettes still shoot straight to my heart. I often refer to them as my American guilty pleasure.

Because well, they are.

(Oh and, V8 engine, 1.3 tons, 195bhp (early versions) and the hedious longitudional leaf-spring suspension at the back.)

Amazed and Excited…you can always spot David E. Davis copy
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Amazed and Excited…
you can always spot David E. Davis copy

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posted on December 7, 2010 with 14 notes
Perhaps my only American guilty pleasure.
Chevrolet Corvette (1963).

Perhaps my only American guilty pleasure.

Chevrolet Corvette (1963).

Eat a Peach… — Chevrolet Corvette advertisement
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Eat a Peach… — Chevrolet Corvette advertisement

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Issue No.2 of… well, FART magazine.

Issue No.2 of… well, FART magazine.

posted on October 28, 2010 with 17 notes
Corvette at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 1973.

Corvette at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 1973.

posted on October 2, 2010 with 326 notes
‘Vette
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posted on October 1, 2010 with 42 notes
It’s a Corvette Stingray and a pretty lady. I can reblog this.

It’s a Corvette Stingray and a pretty lady. I can reblog this.

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Camillo Christofaro (Alfa Romeo - Corvette) wins at Piraciaba, 1960.
 

Camillo Christofaro (Alfa Romeo - Corvette) wins at Piraciaba, 1960.