Tag Archive | Sports Car

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: Taxidermy Rats Driving a Hot Pink Sports Car!

Rats in Pink Sports Car
All Photos By Gail

People say to me all the time, “Gail, where do you find the amazing Pink Things you put on your blog?” And I say to them: “I find the everywhere!” This pair of Taxidermy White Rats driving a Hot Pink Sports Car (yes, I just typed that) was spotted in the gift shop at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. I did not ask if it was actually for sale.

Rats in Pink Sports Car

It is obvious that they are about to drive off the edge of a “cliff,” all Thelma and Louise-style.

Rats in Pink Sports Car

But look how much fun they’re having! Wee!

1971 De Tomaso Pantera Owned By Elvis Presley

De Tomaso Pantera
All Photos By Gail

Elvis Presley, who had a passion for both cars and guns, shot this Pantera with his personal firearm during a temperamental outburst, losing patience when the car would not start. The two bullet holes on the steering wheel rim and one in the floor pan were never repaired and today serve as reminders of his occasional fits of rage.

De Tomaso Pantera

Elvis bought this Pantera on the used car market for $2,400 in 1974 for his then-girlfriend, actress Linda Thompson. Although its mid-engine configuration qualified it for exotic car status, the De Tomaso Pantera cost far less that a comparable Ferrari or Lamborghini because of its relatively inexpensive, but no less potent, Ford engine.

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

Luxury Sports Car Parts Get a Second Life in Strada Veloce at Dorian Grey Gallery

Lambo Engine Lid Desk with Red Lamp
Lambo 2005 Gallardo Engine Lid Desk with Red Lambo Caliper Lamp and Lambo Gallardo Wheel Table, All By Joe Mac Designs (All Photos by Gail)

A few days ago, you might have noticed the bitchen Ferrari Art Car posted here on The Gig after we immortalized it with the help of auto glass specialists in Sewell on the Blogosphere in honor of the opening reception of the Strada Veloce (“Fast Street”) group exhibit up now at the Dorian Grey Gallery. While the car was just making a drive by, so to speak, you still have until October 5th to see this exhibit’s eclectic assortment of custom home furnishings designed around various luxury car parts, as well as a selection of fine oil paintings of status symbol automobiles!

Lambo Gallardo Yellow Wheel Table
Detail of Table Seen in Above Photo

Here are a few of our favorite pieces from the show!

Lambo Cowhide Chair Lambo Green Lamp Ferrari Red Table

Lambo Chair, authentic wood shipping crates upholstered in Cowhide. Lambo Murcielago Verde Ithaca Calper Lamp in Green. Ferrari 456 Rossa Corsa Table in Red (Joe Mac Designs).

Porsche Exhaust Lamp on Lambo Gallardo Wheel Table in Verde Ithaca Green

Small Porsche Exhaust Lamp on Lambo Gallardo Wheel Table in Verde Ithaca Green.

Lusso with Porsche Exhaust Lamp and Lambo Shipping Crate Console Cabinet

Lusso Painting By Stephen Lack (Wall) with Porsche Exhaust Lamp atop Lambo Wood Shipping Crate Console Cabinet.

Nick Walker Love Vandal

Love Vandal, Spray Painted Ferrari Hood by Nick Walker.

Floc U Spray Enamel on Settee

Floc U, Spray Enamel on Fabric Settee By Meres/Flock Design House.

Stephen Lack Yellow Ferrari
Yellow Ferrari By Stephen Lack

Stephen Lack Red Testarossa
Red Testarossa By Stephen Lack

Stephen Lack Silver and Blue Ferrari
Silver and Blue Ferrari By Stephen Lack

Ferrari Art Car Model

And if you missed it at the opening, there is a scale model of John “CRASH” Matos’ Ferrari Art Car on display in the front window!

Strada Veloce will be on exhibit at Dorian Grey Gallery, Located at 437 East 9th Street (Between Ave A and 1st Ave) until October 5th, 2014.

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. If you are looking for an advance semi truck lighting repair, visit advantage-fleet.com for more info.

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

Pink Thing of the Day: Jag Sculpture by Artist David Baskin


Jag (2008) Leather, Foam, Wire

Nicole and I went the Dumbo Arts Fair today, which was awesome. My favorite thing that I saw all day was a sculpture by artist David Baskin, entitled Jag, which is a hot pink leather-covered, foam sculpture modeled from the body of a 1968 Jaguar car. It was so cool! Here is what David says about the sculpture, from his website:

Perhaps more than any other industrial product of modern times, it is the car that has profoundly influenced our environment and ourselves. It is not only responsible for getting us from point A to point B, but speaks of who we are, what we desire, and our social standing in society. As the ‘Big Three’ American automakers struggle to survive, it will be interesting to witness how the evolutionary process of the free market and the environment will influence the future of the automobile. One thing is for certain, however, the consumer will still be the target for speed, style, and status.

This project addresses the fetishistic aspect of cars and car culture by transforming the original body design of a 1968 Jaguar E-Type into an eroticized zoomorphic entity. A mold was made directly from the vehicle and the sculpture consists of urethane foam with an upholstered leather skin, the interior externalized, and reflects a taxidermist animal display.

More pictures are available at This Link.

Sweet Ride of the Day: Pink Camouflage Bugatti Veyron


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I gave up driving for life in Manhattan’s concrete jungle nearly twenty years ago, and lord knows I don’t miss it. But if I lived in a place where I had to start driving again, and I had a one and a half million dollars to spend on a car, I’d like to drive this car right here.