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    ETC: Cars and coffee combine to make invigorating art [w/video]
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    Let's be honest; without coffee, nothing would ever get done. The cup of joe has done more to boost productivity than just about anything else on the planet. However, Romanian artist Adrian Mitu has found a new use for java – making fascinating automotive art. Mitu's style is really cool ...

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    Two Wheels: Ugly Moto makes beautiful motorcycle art [w/video]
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    Ugly Moto is a horrible name for a company that makes such wonderful motorcycle art. The creation of artist Francis Ooi, the company's illustrations focus on some of the iconic racing bikes of the 1960s and 1970s. The artwork has an elegant simplicity that really makes it pop. It would fit just ...

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    ETC: What if all famous movie cars had to be cheap?
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    Hero cars in films need to be sexy. It's why Doc Brown and Marty went back in time in a DeLorean, and why Bo and Luke Duke tore about Hazzard County in a Dodge Charger. The stars of the show need to get about in something cool. Artist Gerald Bear seems to disagree with this notion, as his latest ...

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    ETC: This computer-generated Ferrari 250 GTO carved from marble rocks
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    The Ferrari 250 GTO ranks as perhaps the most valuable production car ever made. In just the past two years, units of the ultimate '60s sports car have sold for $32 million, $35 million and maybe as high as $52 million. With just 39 of them ever assembled, these Ferrari owners are among a ...

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    Video: Jay Leno's Garage welcomes Randy Grubb's Decopods
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    Jay Leno's days might be numbered as host of The Tonight Show, but he will always have a spot in auto enthusiasts' hearts as long as he keeps releasing great videos showing off his and his friends' cars. The latest video from Leno's garage might be the weirdest yet and highlights the ...

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    Video: Classic motorcycles painted with chopsticks and ink
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    To be honest, I can barely use chop sticks properly to pick up sushi, but Japanese artist Makoto Endo has come up with an entirely unique way to master these eating utensils. He uses the slivers of wood to create wonderful works of art, and while his subjects run the gamut (including nude ...

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    ETC: This Auto Aerobics car art ties our brains in knots like pretzels
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    We like cars, and we like art. Naturally, Chris Labrooy's Auto Aerobics series - computer-generated images of some seriously contorted 1968 Pontiac Bonnevilles floating in mid-air - instantly clicked with us. If the Pontiacs weren't floating or hollow, we could be fooled into believing the image ...

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    ETC: Piston Head show exhibits contemporary car art in Miami
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    Those close to Miami, Florida, next week have an opportunity to check out Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile. The exhibit of fourteen unique reimagined automobiles "will reflect art's longstanding relationship with the car as a cultural icon and fetish object replete with physical and ...

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    Report: Totaled Ferrari Dino sculpture sold for $250k
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    How much would you pay for a Dino? Although this sub-brand was supposed to offer lower-cost alternatives to more expensive Ferraris, a 246 GTS model with "chairs and flares" can fetch big bucks. The later, more angular 308 GT4 is less desirable, but the one above just sold for $250,000. Oh, and ...

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    ETC: This is what a 3D-printed liquid metal Ford Torino looks like
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    Artist Ioan Florea has encapsulated a 1971 Ford Torino with 3-D-printed liquid metal transferred onto the car using technology that he developed, and the result is a stunningly shiny, seamless design. "The surface has the highest coefficient of reflectivity never achieved before," Florea told us ...

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    ETC: This incredible Mercedes V12 sculpture is built from bone, wood and fossils
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    We've seen some impressive automotive replicas, but this one definitely takes the prize as the most unique yet. Belgian artist Eric van Hove created this sculpture, titled V12 Laraki, of a Mercedes V12 engine using a whopping 53 materials, including wood, bone and fossils. The dizzying array of ...

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    Video: Watch a custom Ruby motorcycle helmet get illustrated, party ensue
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    Ruby makes some of the most beautiful (and pricey) vintage-inspired helmets on the face of the planet – the lids transcend the typical formless safety wear to something approaching sculpture. Maxwell Paternoster recently turned one of the company's Castel helmets into his own personal ...

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    ETC: Jaguar sculpture by RCA design students is a minimal beauty
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    With its well-deserved reputation for high design, it is not particularly surprising to see Jaguar reaching outside of the automotive realm for future inspiration. To that end, the British automaker recently enlisted the talents of students at the Royal College of Art to create a piece of ...

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    Video: Car Culture exhibit at Lentos museum will bend your mind [w/videos]
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    It was modern art and motorcars on display in the Car Culture exhibit at the LENTOS Kunstmuseum in Linz, Austria. We say "was" because we missed the exhibit, which was last year, but we've been tipped to a video of some of its offerings, and we wish we had gone. The image above is two Porsche ...

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    ETC: Customize a Scion, make it out of paper [w/video]
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    Shin Tanaka is a "Japanese artist, graffiti writer, paper toy creator, designer" with Kennedy Center credentials – his Paper Shaper sneakers are especially popular. Scion has done a DIY collaboration with Tanaka that can get you every one of Scion's five models as a Paper Shaper. There are ...

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    Report: Scion targeting heavy metal, headbanger demographic
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    Marketing to younger buyers can be a funny thing. Sometimes, the more you try to sell Generation XYZPDQ on a car, the more it ensures you will sell to older buyers looking to feel young again. Scion has been toying with this concept ever since it was founded in 2002. The Toyota offshoot's latest ...

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    ETC: Light Graffitti artist Cameron returns with more art
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    The last time we heard from Marc Cameron, he and his team were artfully blasting dirt from walls to create automotive "reverse graffiti" that was singular in its excellence. Cameron is back in the news for making some pretty cool car-based art objects, this time teaming with photographer Mark ...

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    Video: Watch BMW drop a priceless Art Car onto a cliff
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    BMW isn't saying exactly why it put the M3 GT2 Art Car done by Jeff Koons atop Norway's 640-meter-high (2,112 feet) Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), but it did. There's said to be some connection to Edvald Munch's painting The Scream, but things are a bit fuzzy there (and Koons is American), and does ...

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    Video: Toyota Auris goes further off the rails with 'Spanking Orchestra'
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    How do you follow up androgyny? With a Spanking Orchestra, obviously. Proving that the 2013 Toyota Auris has depths we haven't begun to comprehend, Toyota's Japanese ad agency has followed up the head-turning spot with Stav Strashko by kitting an Auris out with "spanking machines" and putting it ...

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    ETC: 1:1 scale model parts tree of Aston Martin's 1959 Le Mans winner is stunning
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    Every once in a while, we come across an automotive tchotchke that makes us go, "Oh. Wow." This is one of them. A work of art produced by Evanta Motor Company – the same that produces the arrestingly gorgeous DB4GT rebody. It's a model of the Aston Martin DBR1/2 that Carroll Shelby and Roy ...

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