DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE (dblackthorne) wrote,
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
dblackthorne

Sir, please move your cube...

KITT

Cars nowadays look like helmets, boots, boxes, eggs, frisbees, & remote controls. It used to be that automobiles were carefully crafted works of art in themselves, from the frame to the steering wheel, to the head lanterns, where every little piece was put together like an artisan building a model kit. This should be the case again, with adaptable technological inclusions as desired, without compromising the classic symmetrical grace.

Now it seems that the hulk is just slapped on, and spit out the other end of the factory and touted as the 'cool' thing to purchase. The last aesthetically enjoyable car in recent history is the Magnum, which resembles a hearse, but since then, with very few exceptions, like maybe a Charger, and before that a Trans Am {particularly '82} or De Lorian {at least these had a space age appeal}, to muscle cars of the 60's-80's, like a '66/'67/'68 Mustang & Chevy Nova. But since Y2K, like most everything else, it's been visually downhill from there. ∞

Infernal Machines
Batmobile

  • 1958 Plymouth.
  • '66/'67/'68 Mustang.
  • Dodge Magnum.
  • '82 Trans Am.
  • Hearses.
  • The Batmobile {60's Batman & Batman '89/'92.
  • Wiesmann Roadster MF5 V10 Black Bat.
  • 1936 Coffin-nose Cord.
  • The Car.
  • KR Shelby Mustang.
  • Elvira's Macabre Mobile.
  • 1938 Buick Century Convertible Phaeton (Model 60-C ) GENERAL MOTORS LLC.
  • Maybach.
  • Lincoln Cosmopolitan.
  • Chevrolet Nova.

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