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Remember Chris Burden, a Man Who Made Art with Machines

Remember Chris Burden, a Man Who Made Art with Machines

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 May 2015
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Christopher “Chris” Burden, who passed away last week, was a pioneering artist who emerged at the forefront of the art world for his early work in performance art. During a time period when performance and conceptual art seemed overly trivial and increasingly irrelevant, Burden’s work was a break with tradition because of the involvement from the artist himself. Here are some of our favourite pieces from his career.

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Can Investing in Classic Cars Be Worth It?

Can Investing in Classic Cars Be Worth It?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 18 May 2015
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In the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger, the titular villain knew a good investment when he saw one: gold. Precious metals have been a tested store of wealth for thousands of years. In times of instability, and when stock and currency markets are in flux, they have been viewed by many as a safe haven. But are classic cars just as good as the world’s favorite metal?

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The Movie Heat Is Pretty Great For Car Lovers

The Movie Heat Is Pretty Great For Car Lovers

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 13 May 2015
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“Now, for the first time, America’s two most electrifying actors collide!” promised the trailer for Michael Mann's Heat. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were Mann’s top choices for the two lead roles in Heat—a cop, Vincent Hanna, and the career criminal he is chasing, Neil McCauley. The hunter and his prey. And even though it’s not a car movie, the vehicles involved are pretty inspired choices.

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Relive Stories of Racing’s Golden Era in Where the Writer Meets the Road

Relive Stories of Racing’s Golden Era in Where the Writer Meets the Road

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 11 May 2015

Author Sam Posey has held perhaps the ultimate trifecta of jobs, at least as far as the automobile enthusiast might be concerned. He has been variously a racing driver, journalist, and broadcast commentator. Where the Writer Meets the Road: A Collection of Articles, Broadcast Intros, and Profiles is his third book. And it’s a good one.

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Art for the Love And Appreciation of Speed and Motion

Art for the Love And Appreciation of Speed and Motion

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 May 2015

You may recognize the name TJ Grewal from our coverage of the Targa California, as he was our official photographer at that event a short time ago. When he’s not taking stunning photos of cars, he’s working on various art and illustration projects—including his latest shown here of the Plymouth SuperBird. Here’s how to get one for your wall.

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Stealing Speed: How Suzuki Captured Cold War Secrets To Go Faster

Stealing Speed: How Suzuki Captured Cold War Secrets To Go Faster

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 5 May 2015
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Real stories about spies and espionage are almost never as thrilling as the ones conjured up in books or movies. That’s because they are works of fiction, the product of someone’s fertile imagination unencumbered by reality. However, sometimes truth can come close to, or even surpass fiction, as does the tale spun by Mat Oxley.

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Mesmerizing Illustrations of Speed by Artist Ricardo Santos

Mesmerizing Illustrations of Speed by Artist Ricardo Santos

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Apr 2015
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With a day job illustrating many of the world’s finest machines for some of the world’s finest automotive publications, including Top Gear UK, Racer, and Turbo, Portugal’s oldest monthly car magazine, you’re probably already familiar with Ricardo Santos’ work. An artist by day, what does he work on in his free time? Some of the most beautiful automotive illustrations we’ve seen.

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Remembering the Cars of Risky Business

Remembering the Cars of Risky Business

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 29 Apr 2015
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In 1983, Risky Business made Tom Cruise a household name. Cruise’s character, Joel Goodson, will soon celebrate the fact that his parents have left him home alone, and he dances around the living room in his underwear to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll”. Although Risky Business isn’t a car movie, there’s more than a few quintessential moments in the film where the Porsche 928 had a major role.

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