Stuff we like and think you will too. From gems we find browsing the vintage car classifieds, to books, apparel, accessories, and more, Crave is the place to indulge tastefully in your passion.
/ 20 Feb 2015
Klemantaski's pictures are crisp and evocative. The volume, scope, and artistic tension of the photographs are certainly made even more impressive when one pauses to consider the medium and cameras available at the time - film, not digital, and cameras with far inferior technology than one takes for granted today.
By / 19 Feb 2015
Schenko’s car posters came into being almost by happenstance when he wanted to give a unique gift to a valued client. He used his skills to design a bespoke one-of print of the client’s 911 GT3, complete to the smallest details - From the stickers that he put on his car to the number plates.
By / 13 Feb 2015
Whether you can scarcely draw a stick figure or your last name is Gandini, I have yet to meet a Petrolista who has never attempted, at least once, to sketch their dream car. Ever Since I Was a Young Boy, I've Been Drawing Sports Cars is about those lucky, hard-working few who are so obsessed with the idea of designing their dream car that they develop their craft with single-minded devotion...
/ 11 Feb 2015
Anatomy of an Actor is a series of books that examine the comprehensive studies on the craft of the world's greatest actors, through the analysis of exactly ten of their most iconic roles. Each book is divided into ten chapters dedicated to a specific role and fully chronicled with movie stills, on-set photography, and film sequences...
/ 6 Feb 2015
In spite of all the optimism and burgeoning civil and womens' rights movements, Playboy's popularity was exploding, along with other lad magazines, "how to live like a bachelor" articles were popular, and gender roles were still very much locked. Whatever your thoughts on the era, Shag's art is a bold, playful hat tip to vintage modern.
/ 6 Feb 2015
In 1981, a respected car magazine noted that the 924 Carrera GT was “a true road-going racing car. Make no mistake; this is a very serious motor car for serious drivers, truly reflecting its racing parentage”. A read of Smith’s book might make you a believer that the 924 Carreras are some forgotten stars.
/ 4 Feb 2015
The website says it's "a series of posters about cars and films", but that's really an understatement. Cars and Films is Spanish graphic designer and illustrator Jesús Prudencio's personal project, highlighting his personal affection and spin on the finer points of what transformed these cars into icons larger than their on-screen roles.
/ 30 Jan 2015
Everyone has some sort of car story. Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered dishes out several of them in fictionalized form. Residing in Gregory Long’s self-published novel are short stories about barn finds, threaded together through a relationship between a young car enthusiast, Tanner Hamilton, and an older car collector, Mr. Brant...
/ 23 Jan 2015
A book on one-off Italian cars is always fun to read, but particularly when it’s an exceptional work of automotive non-fiction and photography. Best in Show is just such a book, covering twenty cars from Corrado Lopresto’s concours-winning collection in chronological order, from the early 1901 Isotta Fraschini to the 1973 DeTomaso Pantera II 7x Montella...
/ 21 Jan 2015
I draw with charcoal on drawing card or thick paper. For me, this technique is fantastic to give the suggestion of speed and depth. It’s a quick technique, most drawings are done within a few hours, but you can’t erase, undo, or paint on top. So I need to think of all areas that need to stay clear before I do the drawing. One little mistake and the drawing needs to be redone!
/ 16 Jan 2015
Every story has a beginning, and in The Spirit of Competition it was a seed planted many, many years ago in the teenaged Simeone’s life when his father, a Petrolista himself, gave him a dilapidated 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 as his first car in 1952. Simeone says, “We would go to junkyards together and then read about what made each car we saw important..."