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    #8601 330 4HL, Jul 10, 2019
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    “Today, on our Centenary, we demonstrate our vision of the future of our Marque"

    Bentley's new motto: "nothing succeeds like excess"
    - more shiny bits please ; we need more copper, brass, and crystal!!
     
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    "...and people are still buying those Lexus thingies, so let make our grille even BIGGER!"
    To hell with aero, put in a bigger battery!
    “Today, on our Centenary, we demonstrate our vision of the future of our Marque" (just as soon as we can find it.......) :confused:
     
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    Had a conversation with a Toyota/Lexus designer yesterday. Of course the 'spindle' grille came up. They are all in on that thing. They are touting their Japaneseness to the max. :(
     
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    Bad taste prevails and not just in automobiles. Every time I see a millennial covered in tattoos I think I could become a billionaire if only I could figure out a method to remove tattoos painlessly when they discover their mistake in a few years:)
     
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    video by Gooding:

    Hadn't really associated the two before, but it's not difficult to see where the 1966 Duetto Spider origins lay - 1953 Alfa Romeo "Superflow"
     
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    That last restoration really makes the car look super perfect. It sat for so many years in the Rosso Bianco Auto Museum before being brought to the USA. I think the body was modified 5 times. My favorite was the white closed fender wingless version from 1958, very close to the Duetto only better. This one is the strangest.


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    Have you had your "spindle immunity" shot yet? :D So effective, you don't even notice them anymore!

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    Wow, what a collection of abominations.
    You managed to capture the 'best of the best' :eek:

    Used to work with a guy who was fond of saying: "That lacerates my eyeballs".
    My line was: "It's come to this"
    Unfortunately ,in this case, both apply.

    It would all be hilarious, if it weren't so............what's the word? Serious?

    As a tool, the computer has given designers the freedom & power to create these. I can't imagine someone sitting down and actually sketching these.
     
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    They are NOT out of ideas just yet. This path still appears open to the theme all things SPINDLE. :p
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    Don't give them any ideas!!
     
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    The color green is making a comeback.

    Cars are literally turning green, say GM design head
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    Sharon Gauci is the winner of the inaugural Women in Design award. Dominic Lorrimer

    Green remains, on absolute terms, an unusual choice for motorists. Insurance group Youi found that 2.7 per cent of policyholders in 2017 had a green car.

    But Ms Gauci said the colour's ascendancy was reflected not just in the number of green cars sold but in the undertones of adjacent colours. "Blue is becoming more teal," she said.

    The Australian designer said the trend, which was also reflected in kitchenware and furniture, might reflect people's desire to reconnect with the natural world.

    "With every day being so busy, there might be a yearning for comfort, for peacefulness, nature," she said.

    make their products more environmentally sustainable – or "green". GM chief executive Mary Barra has repeatedly committed the company to an "all-electric future".

    Ms Gauci said the business was at an "intersection of major changes" as its environmental turn coincided with the rise of technologies such as self-driving cars.

    "In my 26 years, this is the most exciting time to be a designer. What we're doing is paving the way for the future of mobility," she said.

    The Melbourne native, who now lives in Detroit, is back in Australia to accept the inaugural Women in Design Award at the annual Good Design Awards.

    Other prizewinners included the designers of the Inventia Rastrum 3D bioprinter and a vision-based underwater robotic system called Rangerbot.

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    Ms Gauci received her bachelor's degree in design at Swinburne University, before embarking on a career that has spanned roles at Ford, BMW, and Holden.

    She credited her style to an eclectic range of influences that she encountered as a young woman in Melbourne and during travels abroad. But she added this diversity in design was disappearing around the world.

    "You used to have makers who were creating their own things, T-shirts that were being printed by local designers ... now on Chapel Street [in Melbourne], it's chain brand stores," she said.

    Describing formative experiences in Japan and Europe, she said her purpose for travel had been to see "different points of view", but it was now harder to spot the same diversity in design.

    Her solution to the problem this posed to the creative process was to revert to an older model of working with the hands.

    "I send my designers out from behind the computers to touch, smell, and see what inspires them ... Using hands is a journey of discovery. You might have an intention but, in the process of making something, you discover something else," she said.

    When it all came together, the impact of design on people could be profound.

    She recalled seeing an Audi TT after its launch in 1998, and knowing that she had to have one. "It was product design on wheels," she said.
     
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    Good! We could use some more colors. I'm looking for something new this time around and waiting on the 2020 models to see what happens.

    For 2019, Lexus came out with a new green for the ES 350. Said to be inspired by the greens in the ocean. Haven't seen one in the wild yet, so don't know if it is really special. Looks a bit metallic.

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    I must have been ahead of the curve.........I had one 10 yrs ago. Image Unavailable, Please Login




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    The picture at the end of the article where the car was racing the train reminded me of Loewy's contribution to design of railroad locomotives for nearly all the manufacturers- the S1 and T1 steam locomotives, the GG1 electric locomotive, and various diesel locomotives including the "shark nose."

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    These were all done 'in house' at GM Styling at the time.
    Electromotive Division

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    Just finished watching Autoline After hours.
    Personally I think these guys (and most of the current conventional wisdom on this) are completely out to lunch.
    Ride share (ubiquitous transportation) vs style: personally, if I'm hiring a car to take me somewhere, I want to arrive in style not in some million mile ****-box.
    I want NOW not yesterday.
    Style will be more important not less important!
    Give me a Tesla not a Checker Marathon -
     
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    I'm afraid you might be in the minority. Design across the board is at an all time low.
     
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    I know I’m not the first to see the similarities between the locomotives and the 999
    (Apologies for the 2-wheeled content)
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