Sex-Appeal: The quality of being sexually and intellectually attractive

When Cars Had Sex-Appeal. Part I

Vorarlberg, Austria, 2014

Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins

The annual “Silvretta Classic Cars Rally”, which takes place every July in Austria, is a great opportunity to recall what was once common on our streets: sex-appeal in car design.

Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins

Comparing these fabulously elegant, slick, simple and inovative designs with what is rolling around today, one can’t help thinking that something has gone terribly wrong.

Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins

While you were once able to choose from a whole pool of designs and styles and characteristics in driving behavior, you nowadays find yourself facing a pabulum of feel- and look-a-likes.

Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins

And don’t try to tell me that today’s car design failures are all related to the current state of affairs in safety, aerodynamics or energy efficiency technology. Where there is a will there is a way and looking at old master’s work won’t hurt a bit. [Part II]

Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins
Classic Car Rally Sex-Appeal In Design. Oliver Lins