Wednesday, 9 August 2017

'BMW Teile' Schnitzer 635 CSI

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Forget your Gulf and Martini, your JPS and BASF... when it comes to poster-worthy race liveries, you'd be hard-pushed to find something that registers higher on the awesome-o-meter than this skeleton livery on Gerhard Berger's old AC Schnitzer 635 CSI. You're looking at a car and a cartoon at the same time! It's even got a spare wheel on the boot and pictures of rear seats, despite their obvious absence in a race car. Infinitely cool.

Spotted at 75MM - more pics here.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Concours+ Mk1 Golf

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

There comes a point in some projects when the car stops being a car and instead morphs into a transcendental art piece. Such is the case with this Golf, as you can see; its owner has clearly long passed the tipping point of infinitesimal perfection, whereby one follows a thought process along the lines of 'Well, I've upgraded that, so now I have to sort out the bit that it's attached to, and if I'm doing that then I might as well do this...' until every individual facet of the car has been unbolted and either smoothed and polished to an absurd degree, or simply replaced with an upgraded item. So this is still a Mk1 Golf, but only in the way that the Mona Lisa is still a canvas.

Spotted at the 2016 Players Show - more pics here.