Tag Archives: 90s

1995 TT concept in B&W.

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The MK1 TT is quite simply the most beautiful German car design in…what…the last 50 years….since the original Porsche 911, in my humblest opinion.  The 80s and early 90s were pretty dark and depressing times for German car design which entered a comfort zone of drab, unimaginative, uncreative designs (except Porsche, who were always putting together interesting cars)..and the TT put an end to those dark ages.  Timeless, ageless, and pure…..and with rumours of the next-generation MK3 TT being heavily influenced by the original, the MK1 TT’s legend will continue to grow.

Here’s the original 1995 MK1 TT Concept….the automotive design equivalent of punk rock in 1995!  I have turned the original manufacturer photos in B&W to fully appreciate the geometry and design pornography!

It is astounding to me that the MK1 TT Coupe that sits in my garage (for the last 10+ years) is virtually identical to this concept, barring a few select details.

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Pictures of you.

The Cure“Pictures Of You”

Still beautiful after so many years.

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band of the moment: Peace.

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Madchester, early 90s UK indie, and with the sense of sarcasm and irony that is most welcome in these drab musical days—-Peace have released a couple of singles and one EP.  All of them great.   They do have sort of a frankly rubbish name—although i have to say i’m quite shocked there has never been another band named “Peace” before.  I’m sure there have been; however they must have been insignificant.

(warning: the Wraith video below has significant amounts of dirty booty—so you have been warned at work!)

photo via counteract

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i can relate….

Sooner or later I will write to you all about WHY i skip my 10 minute, 2-stop subway ride and mostly take the 30 minute driving option from Brooklyn to Manhattan to get to work and search for street parking every day; an act of sheer insanity, however I am motivated and excited to choose the inefficient, yet much more enjoyable manner to get to work.  This old Audi commercial reminds me of how i feel every morning (aside from the valet parking, that is)

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rare NYC sighting: a modern Alfa Romeo GTV Spider.

Saw this little thing in Soho yesterday, a 1.8 Twin Spark Alfa Romeo GTV Spider.  Pretty lovely looking car…..and very rare to see in the US.  There was a “for sale” sign laying inside the car, with a price of $15k.  I’ve sent an email to the owner just out of curiousity to see what he says (i’m not really interested, however i am curious about the story!).  If anyone reading this is interested in buying the car, lemme know and i’ll pass along whatever info i find!

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foto of the day. 200 Trans-am quattro

The legendary Audi 200 trans-am quattro!


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DTM history videos.

Thanks to Jalopnik for the heads up on this video series on YouTube, made by the very enthusiastic DTM ENTHUSIAST.

FIRST CLASS

THE REBORN STARS

THE GOLDEN YEARS

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foto of the day.

DTM racing from the late 80s.  Fantastic.

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foto of the day

You gotta give props to Volvo for getting an 850 Wagon out on the BTCC racing circuits in the 90s….very cool.

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porsche generations.

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My friend Matteo from Switzerland has a great site called Swiss Car Sightings where he takes some great pictures of cars he sees at gatherings, around Switzerland, around the rest of europe—along with photos of some of his great cars.  Among his great cars is the 964 featured in these photos along with an older 911 and the newest 997 C4S.  I could analyze and look at these pics all day marking the evolution patterns….

click on photos 2 times to get hi-res versions.

click here to see more pics and get the link to ALL the photosContinue reading

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