•March 19, 2015 • 8 Comments
My name is Michael Ardelean, and about two years ago I bought the 1990 Porsche 911 that you see here. There were a couple of quirks that influenced my decision:
- I live a pretty minimalist lifestyle and I don’t have a lot of tolerance for uneccessary stuff, and I stay busy so I value time above all else. So I was looking for something purposeful and also reliable.
- I have an aversion to disposable things, and I get a little bit sick thinking about how car companies know that their customers only keep their cars for 2-5 years and thus probably build new cars accordingly.
So basically, I wanted something with the narrow body and old school ruggedness, but with semi-modern power and working AC. Old enough to be cool, but nothing too precious.
•August 13, 2014 • Comments Off
There’s something about Berlin and its car parks.
Unité d’Habitation of Berlin (German: Corbusierhaus) is an apartment building located in Berlin, Germany, designed by Le Corbusier following his concept of Unité d’Habitation. Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation concept was materialised in four other buildings in France with a similar design (source).
One gets the feeling that if Caravaggio could paint the inside of a parking garage, it would look a bit like the one at Corbusierhaus.
•June 22, 2014 • Comments Off
This is one of the more visually striking modern automotive videos we can recall seeing. Kudos to all of the folks involved in its production for pushing the artistic boundaries of what an automotive film can be.
You can see behind-the-scenes stills from the film here, as well as take a look inside Benton Performance’s garage from our own earlier feature here.
•May 5, 2014 • 10 Comments
This is the story of my reborn 1983 Peugeot 505 STI.
My dad bought it brand new off the showroom floor in July 1983 in the San Francisco peninsula. It was his daily driver for nearly 20 years. Growing up as a child, my father was my role model, so the car inherently became something that I admired, to the point that it kicked me into a lifelong obsession with cars at a time when most kids were playing with crayons and Play-Doh. My parents still say that “Peugeot” was one of my first words.