Pegaso, features styling that has many awkward details that somehow still combine to create something truly magical

Pegaso, features styling that has many awkward details that somehow still combine to create something truly magical

Pegaso was an established company noted for its trucks and motor coaches, but also produced sports cars for seven years. Pegaso chief technical manager was Wifredo Ricart, former designer of the Alfa Romeo 512, and fellow rival of Enzo Ferrari, who at the time had also worked for Alfa Romeo. The Z-102 employed racing-car technology in its chassis and alloy body. Everything was produced in-house at Barcelona, where the Pegaso cars factory was, with the exception of the external coachworking, either by Touring, Serra or Saoutchik (there were also a number of special Pegaso-made bodies). A four-cam all-alloy V8 engine, dry-sump lubrication, and a 5-speed non-synchromesh gearbox mounted with the differential as a unit were within a pressed steel chassis. The Z-102 started life as two prototypes in 1951 as a coupe and a drophead. The coupe and convertible had dumpy steel bodies, and weight was an issue to the … Read More

Carhenge 3

Carhenge 3

Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska, is a replica of Stonehenge made from junk cars painted a uniform gray. Constructed in 1987 by Jim Reinders, it’s become both a popular tourist stop and – to some people- a monument to the culture of the automobile, and to the industrial and consumer society of 20th century America.

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Posted by jimhughes51 on 2017-06-09 17:13:26

Tagged: , Carhenge , Alliance , Nebraska , sculpture , cars , automobile , industry , industrial , Detroit , junk sculpture , junkyard , consumerism , scrap , obsolescence , America , American , tourism , Midwest , black and white , b&w , black & white … Read More

Carhenge

Carhenge

Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska, is a replica of Stonehenge made from junk cars painted a uniform gray. Constructed in 1987 by Jim Reinders, it’s become both a popular tourist stop and – to some people- a monument to the culture of the automobile, and to the industrial and consumer society of 20th century America.

See all my work at www.jimhphoto.com

Posted by jimhughes51 on 2017-06-07 19:20:25

Tagged: , Carhenge , Alliance , Nebraska , sculpture , cars , automobile , industry , industrial , Detroit , junk sculpture , junkyard , consumerism , scrap , obsolescence , America , American , tourism , Midwest , black and white , b&w , black & white … Read More