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Munich, German Museum, Auto-Union–Type C. 1936

The German Museum house a wide variety of exhibits and includes trains, buses, cars and practically everything related to transport. One of the stars of the show is the Auto Union racing car, Type C from 1936. Due to the […]

Jesse Alexander: Photographer. Great short film!

I have just written a few words about Jesse Alexander in BLACK and WHITE Photography. I originally met him in Paris in 1995. This is a link to a small film he made about the beginnings of his photographic life. […]

Designing the 1987 Porsche 962 Shell/Dunlop Livery.

The Porsche 962 livery design: For those who follow Motorsport we always tend to relate the livery design and sponsors names to the car especially those of cigarette and beer companies. Before the days of sponsorship it was simpler we […]

My first Porsche 911

The Porsche development centre in Weissach had already been my home ( certainly felt more like it than my flat ) for over 6 years. Weissach was an incredible place in the 1980’s. It was still relatively small with only […]

The 70’s. The Spitfire Engine (aeroplane). London Hot Rod Cruise. R.C.A. Projects: Merlin & Mono. Final part

The final year at the school meant working towards the diploma show in the summer. Two projects had to be handled in depth and at least one had to be presented as a finished, painted scale model. What the project […]

Louwman Museum. Over 200 cars on display at this stunning museum.

On a recent trip to Holland I found myself driving by this red bricked building near the Hague. A ‘google it’ and I realised it was Hollands National Automobile Museum. A quick turn around, easy entry and parking in the […]

The 1970’s. Design stories from British Leyland. Triumph Stag. My Mini Van. Part 3.

Summer break 1975. Six weeks placement work at the round house in Longbridge was to be a further light hearted introduction into the British car design world. Maybe some of the staff already felt the demise of the UK car […]

The 1970’s, car design stories from Rover and British Leyland and more from the R.C.A. Part. 2   

A road cleaner?…. Our first project. A cross over industrial design and automotive project. So off we went sketching, thinking, putting ideas on paper….presentations and so on. This project was run by Carl Olsen, an American designer, ( Head of […]

The 1970’s, car design stories and studying at R.C.A London. Part. 1   

Part 1. Arriving. The Royal college of Art was founded in London in the 1837 and has remained to this day the most renowned Art and Design school in the world. The three colleges, (in the seventies) the Painting, Photographic […]

The Porsche 956 LH Show Car from 1983

In the summer of 1983 a decision was made to exhibit a Porsche 956LH at the Frankfurt motor show. Why, still remains a mystery to me but I presume it was to either support the world premier of the Group […]

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