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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Designs to drive Dad crazy


Happy Father’s Day! How about a spot of auto porn to spice up Dad’s special day… ShopCurious has put together a selection of car photos taken in and around London, where everything to do with cars is suddenly in fashion.









First, as part of Westminster’s Festival of Sculpture, Lorenzo Quinn’s Vroom Vroom appeared in Park Lane. The unique sculpture features a giant hand, holding a full size Fiat 500.

Then, at Clerkenwell Design Week, sponsored by Jaguar, a number of top of the range cars were on display – including the beautifully designed C-X75 concept car (below).















I had my eye on something a little more eco-friendly. When Office Electrics pedal car came by, I simply had to try it out. It’s powered purely by leg-work, but there are solar panels to provide green energy for extras, like music.















I wasn’t exactly dressed for cycling, but it looked such fun aboard the pedal car that I threw caution to the wind. This video clip gives an idea of what it was like riding up the Clerkenwell Road on the curiously communal car:





Vintage cars often pop up at summer society events. A retro Morris Minor was on show at Chelsea Flower Show.

And this fabulously old fashioned Roller (below left) added a touch of character to the car park at Royal Ascot, reminding me of racing picnics from a bygone era.























By the way, a seriously cool car comes up for sale at Chiswick Auction rooms on 28th June – I simply love this replica of John Lennon’s hand painted hippie style Royce. Forget about Dad, I rather fancy a car like this myself...

Do you?

4 comments:

Jan said...

Ha - for a moment there I thought you meant automatic porn.
I know you're game for anything Susan but ...
:)

worm said...

wow you were brave going up the clerkenwell road on that thing! who steers?

Susan said...

What a curious suggestion, Jan!

Funny, I hadn't given a thought to who was steering until you mentioned it, Worm... I guess it was the chap at the front?

Profoundly Superficial said...

I don't really "get" cars. But I do like the Morris Minor Estate. It could come in quite handy when I channel my Miss Marple persona...