—My first 2011 Christmas gift.
And underneath that bird’s nest, I’m actually smiling for having friends that know me well enough to know I would love a mini tiny 300 SL.
So, in spite of Christmas and a near 2 year anniversary of this blog, I’d like to wish every single one of you a very happy Christmas and thank you for the tremendous amount of support and love you give here on Tumblr.
Happy holidays, happy lives! Cheers!
—You can now follow Good Old Valves’ updates on Twitter, which should be useful for those of you outside Tumblr.
Don’t forget to drop me a line at Facebook as well.
Looking forward for feedback!
—And now for something completely different:
I’ve had the most ridiculous argument the other day with a friend about driving gloves. But instead of telling you my point of view, tell me yours: at the hands of which cars is it ok to wear driving gloves?
So far I’ve agreed with “any car that has wood in its dashboard”, “any 911” & “no diesel powered cars”.
Do you wear them? Driving what? I feel like buying something classy just so I could wear these. Feeling McQueen-ish today? I just might. Yes?
GOV Theme is now available
I had promised you to share the Tumblr Theme I’ve developed a few months ago, and here it is!
Another one is in the oven already, and today during my lunch break I’ve already started a few iPhone and iPad wireframes for a mobile theme, so stay tuned.
And yeah, I’m getting a design related Tumblr soon so I won’t have to do this over here. Be well!
— Dear people,
I need help finding the one book on the history of car design.
I don’t mean another encyclopedia of automotive history, I already have quite my share of those, but I’m looking for something more focused on the design itself, namely the history of Bertone, Zagato, Pininfarina and the design houses we know and love.
Any recommendations? English, Portuguese or Spanish books, preferably.
I would love you for eternity.
Sorry for the lack of posts
But I’ve been working for every single waking hour of every day of the week for these past few weeks and I have no time to dedicate to Tumblr other than a few minutes every now and then… Hopefully I’ll resume the ‘good stuff’ soon.
I’ll try to make my drafts last for a few days. :)
This time, a fresh new face!
I’ve been designing a new theme just for Tumblr for the last couple of months, but unfortunately it’s not yet completed. I still have to make a few more pages with plenty of categories, so it’s easier for you to find exactly what you want.
For now, you get the same old popular category list.
I’ll be trying to release it into the Theme Garden soon, so if you like it and would like to use it, you may do so as well. Feel free to let me know about any bugs you find.
Meanwhile, I’m going to try to breathe some life into the Facebook page. Follow it if you wish.
Additional note as a designer and not a petrolhead: I didn’t really care for Internet Explorer 6 and 7 while making this theme. Yes, I can do that. So to fully enjoy the theme and the rest of the web, get yourself a nice decent browser.
Back from the Nurburgring!
And it still feels a bit like a long dream of which I’ve just woken up from.
These were 4 days of intense motoring experiences, loud engine noises, extreme weather conditions, some hunger and lack of sleep thrown in the middle, but I know that’s just like it should always be.
I’ll be writing a detailed report (as well as photos) sometime soon, as soon as I catch up with work related stuff. I managed to get a few shots of the Classic race, and those shots I’ll be sharing with you here on GOV.
I do want to thank Castrol Edge for giving me access to everything I could have wished for, it was surely one of the most intense experiences I’ve ever had. Cheers to 20:20 for making sure everything went smoothly and BMW as well, especially for the wonderful lap on the Nurburgring in a nice M3.
Now it’s time to get back to the real world, unfortunately.
GOV on Auto-pilot
For the next 4 days or so, Good Old Valves will be running in auto-pilot mode. There will still be a few scheduled posts, but that’s about it. I’ll catch up with all the news next week, and hopefully bring you some great footage from the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
Wish me luck, be well!