/ 30 Jan 2015
There is no reason your ride must hibernate for the Winter. Empty, snowy parking lots allow one of Winter's thrills: donuts! You can also hide behind your car in case an impromptu snowball fight breaks out. There is something beautiful about letting our cars, objects of beauty, out into the elements to see what they can do, and further, what we do with them.
/ 23 Jan 2015
Sleek lines, good grip, hugs every turn and curve. No, we’re not talking about a speedy roadster; we’re talking about the ways razors and blades have been described and advertised for decades. Shave ads have a long and interesting history in the United States, one that intersects with the road. Perhaps you remember the Burma Shave billboards that dotting our nation’s highways?
/ 24 Dec 2014
It's Christmas Eve and by now, you’ve responded to party invitations, your travel plans are officially booked, your tree is decorated, and the presents are chosen, bought, and wrapped. We hope you enjoy these vintage advertisements and take a few moments for yourself to relish the small details that make them stand the test of time.
/ 28 Nov 2014
Let’s hit the slopes! Right now, Arctic air is rushing down the Canadian Rockies towards the American Midwest and East. This is good news because if you have an alpine fixation like us, you probably can’t wait until the unofficial start of winter and ski season. However, depending on where you live, or where you’re willing to travel, November 27th, Thanksgiving day, marks ski season's opening.
/ 21 Nov 2014
As Thanksgiving, winter break, and the holidays approach many people will be forced to fly and we all know how cruel and uncomfortable flying is. In virtually every case, crossing vast distances and harsh weather make it a necessary evil. But years ago, not only was it cool, it was also comfortable and elegant.
/ 14 Nov 2014
In a time when a physical product was the norm, album art was just that – art. These imaginative creations, constrained to a fairly universal square canvas, gave the listener some sense of the personality that lay inside. Browse through, take in the essence of the era, and allow your mind to travel back to a period when you went out and bought your first album, in an actual store.
/ 31 Oct 2014
Why not grab some friends (or not, if you’re brave), snuggle up, and enjoy a couple vintage horror flicks! Though some might prove to be more humorous than terrifying, you’ll still be getting a break from contemporary, often sub-par films. Alas, a classic horror movie might not make you jump like the new stuff, but you can count on them being creepy.
/ 17 Oct 2014
Pin-up art's roots lay in post-Victorian England and began, according to some, as a positive affirmation of feminine beauty that rejected the shame associated with physicality during the Victorian period. Those who disagree point to the objectification of women and claim this work demeans them. Regardless of your opinion, there is no debate as to the mastery of the artists behind the work.
/ 10 Oct 2014
Motorcycle use exploded in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Spurring it on were talented designers and illustrators such as Messrs. Georges Hamel, Roger Pérot, and Max Ponty who worked for advertising firms. Almost invariably, their art captured the excitement of rushing through the wind with the rest of the world whizzing by at a standstill.
/ 12 Sep 2014
Before the 600hp monster that is the Nissan GT-R NISMO, the R32, the Hakosuka, even before Nissan and Prince merged, came the Prince Skyline in 1957. It sported a lowly 1.5L 60hp engine and looked to all the world like a slimmed-down General Motors knock-off. But in spite of its derivative appearance it showcased Japanese manufacturing prowess to the world...