The more things change..

Oh sure, certain details might have changed, but otherwise, this scene could have easily occurred in the present day. Love it.

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~ by motoringconbrio on February 2, 2012.

10 Responses to “The more things change..”

  1. …except that the Porsche will be a Coxter with non-standard rims, tyres, lowered suspension, modified exhaust, purple paint-job; the male photogrpaher will have his gangsta pants around his knees and the girl will be flashing her tits and belly-button. Yes, but otherwise exactly the same.

    • PS: At one time some years ago this exact photo was my laptop background.

    • etienne, i have a feeling you’d enjoy the wörtherseetreffen.. sounds like it should be right up your alley ;)

      • Very funny.

        • Maybe there is a place in this world for a motor show of normal performance cars (not like Pebble Beach) older than 10 years and prizes are given if the owner has left the car as it damn-well was.

          BMW cars get double points for all original parts, since their owners somehow can’t keep their dirty hands off it. (3 x for M3’s). Oh, and 4 x the points for all 911 owners who still have the original steering wheel. Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrggghhhh!! :-D

          • what, you mean to tell me you don’t like modified vehicles? ;) i am a proponent of modification provided it is functional and tasteful. of course, where people get into trouble is when tacky is mistaken for tasteful. which is often.

            otherwise, something like replacing a stock steering wheel with a momo prototipo? fine.

  2. What happened to white wall tires? Who decided they weren’t “cool” anymore?

    • here’s a somewhat informative article on the topic:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitewall_tire

      Wide whitewall tires reached their zenith in popularity by the early-1950s. The 1957 production version of the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham was fitted with whitewalls that were reduced to a 1″ wide stripe floating on the tire sidewall with a black area between this stripe and the wheel rim. The whitewall stripe width began to diminish as an attempt to reduce the perceived height of the wheel/tire, during the decade increasingly lower vehicle heights were in vogue.

      Wide whitewalls generally fell out of favor in the U.S. by the 1962 model year.

      a funny thing about whitewalls. i used to hate the turbines on the early bmw E34 M5s for this very reason (they made the tires look like they have whitewalls), but now i happen to think it’s a great look.

  3. Whitewalls to me are like wearing (proper) cuff links with your shirt. When done right, nothing can touch that look.

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