Tag Archive | Automobile

David Bowie-Designed Mirrored Mini Art Car

Bowie Mirrored Mini Car
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Another little known, but very fun, fact about David Bowie that has just started to make the rounds is that he designed the above Chrome-Finish Mini back in 1998-99 to celebrate the brand’s 40th Anniversary. Outstanding! You can read more about this car, including a collection of hilariously snarky quotes from Bowie, over at Jalopnik!

Sweet Ride of the Day: Silver AC Cobra!

Silver AC Cobra
All Photos By Gail

This Silver AC Cobra (also known as a Ford/Shelby Cobra) was parked in front of the Galeria Melissa store on Greene Street when I was there the other week for the Sebastian Errazuriz launch party.

Silver AC Cobra

A bunch of models and model-wannabes kept hanging all over it to have their pictures taken. Barf.

Silver AC Cobra

Soho is full of pretentious garbage people.

Pink Thing of The Day: 2001 Honda S2000 from 2 Fast 2 Furious

Pink Honda Front View
All Photos By Gail

This Honda S2000 is driven in the opening sequence of the 2003 Universal film 2 Fast 2 Furious, a movie that offers a glimpse into the lifestyle excesses of some modern day tuner car aficionados. Painted a custom shade of Pink, the roadster was equipped with a special ground effects kit and 18-inch rims for the scene in which is jumps a bridge. A Paxton supercharger was fitted to increase its horsepower rating from 240 to 340.

Pink Honda Rear View

Pink Honda Door Detail
Photographed at the Amazing Automobiles Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Photo of The Week: Tiny Red Sports Car

Tiny Red Car
Photo By Sue Simone

Does anyone know what kind of car this is? My friend Sue took the above photo of it while she was idling at an intersection somewhere in suburban San Diego. I put it into a Google Image Search but could not find any car that looked even remotely like it. It is pretty cool, don’t you think? To me, this tiny red, pod-shaped car looks a little bit like a fancy shoe! I bet it gets excellent mileage!

Ferrari Art Car By John “CRASH” Matos

Ferrari Art Car By John Matos
All Photos By Gail

Italian automotive excellence meets the art of the street in this bitchen graffiti art car by John “CRASH” Matos. The custom-painted 2005 Ferrari F 430 was on display curbside last evening in front of the Dorian Grey Gallery on East 9th Street as part of the opening reception festivities for its Strada Veloce exhibit, which opened yesterday. Strada Veloce, loosely translated, is Italian for “Fast Road.”

Ferrari Art Car By John Matos

It wasn’t that easy to get clear, “Human Free” shots of the car because, understandably, people were swarming all over it like flies. Because even those who don’t drive love a fast car.

Ferrari Art Car By John Matos

The exhibit, which features exotic automotive accessories refashioned as functional furniture and also oil paintings of expensive foreign sports cars, will be up through October 5th at Dorian Grey Gallery, Located at 437 East 9th Street (Between A and 1st) in NYC. But if you weren’t there last night, you missed this Sweet Ride for good!

Ferrari Art Car By John Matos