Category Archives: Art
For something a little different on a quite Sunday, we are going to show you this interesting video that we found via our friend Ivan Pozega from Australia. Even though the 3D printing process has been around for quite a few years now, to both machinists of the old school and the general public it still remains something of a marvel. In the video above, you can follow the process of the construction of a fine scale model of the legendary Miller 91 Front Drive from initial computer aided design to the finished product.
- Photos of the 1927 Miller restored by Dave Hentscel for the late Chuck Davis. Photos courtesy of MillerOffy.com were you can learn all about the Miller.
The project used all four major 3D printing processes; FDM, Polyjet, SLS, and SLA and if that jargon is unfamiliar to you, rest assured that they are all clearly described by Mike Littrell of Cideas, who spearheaded the project. While the technology is currently restricted to the use of various plastics, polymers and resins, we suppose it won’t be very long before someone figures out a way to do this in metal, thereby revolutionizing the manufacturing of just about everything.
Our friend Stefan Marjoram, a photographer and film maker from England, recently released this entertaining silent slapstick-style video he produced showing a trip to France in vintage racing cars that revisited the site of the 1913 French Grand Prix at Amiens.
Enthusiasts drove from the U.K. and Europe and met there this past summer with both original racing cars and quite a few modern day specials to commemorate the famous GP races held there. Last year, the group participated in a celebration of The French Grand Prix at Dieppe that was held in 1907.
We have also set up a photo essay of Stefan’s images showing many of the cars that participated in the Centenary tour. You can see a total of 215 of his images both in color and black and white on his Amiens Grand Prix Centenary Flickr page. You can also view a poster with his drawings where each car is identified and dated.
You can learn more about the 1913 French Grand Prix at Amiens that was won by Georges Boillot in his Peugeot Racing Car in an article (bottom center image below), which was found in The Horseless Age, July 16, 1913 issue. You can also take a look back on sixteen pages and many photos showcasing Stefan Marjoram’s work here on The Old Motor. He is the official photographer and film maker for the very interesting Bloodhound LSR Car effort.
The afasJournal.com site has joined with The Old Motor to show some of their extraordinary work in the field of the automotive fine art. Above and below is a just a small sample of what you’ll find when you visit afasJournal.com. Artist and publisher Jay Koka had the following to say of this effort at it’s start:
“Our name is afasJournal.com and, while we are not funded by the AFAS organization, it’s activities and the work of it’s members are prominent in our publication. There are a number of reasons for this. First and not coincidentally, I am a member and have been for over 20 years. Second, the organization’s membership represents many of the finest automotive fine artists working today. That’s not to say that there are no fine artists that are not members. In fact there are many and we welcome them and look forward to presenting their work in our publication. However there is no escaping the fact that the AFAS and its members have contributed immensely to the advancement and acceptance of automotive themed art as “fine” art.
- Just three examples of the fine art you can view at afasJournal.com
The roots of automotive-themed art are undeniably commercial in nature. The first automotive-themed painting or drawing was executed 12 minutes after the first car was built. And automotive fine artists have worked for 100 years to distance themselves from both advertising and engineering based art in an effort to present art with a message that goes beyond “here is XYZ car and isn’t it lovely”.
Take a few moments to visit with them at afasJournal.com where you can view the most recent August 2013 issue and also take a look back on their earlier work.