The 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket Concept was a gold colored 2 passenger car, which was styled to resemble a rocket and made its debut at the 1956 General Motors Motorama.
The Rocket had a fiberglass body with nerf-like built in bumpers that give an overall rocket effect. It was powered with a 275 hp Rocket V8 engine. The upholstery was done in blue and gold leather.
The speedometer was mounted in the center of the two-spoked steering wheel along with buttons to tilt the wheel, making it one of the first vehicles with a tilt steering wheel. As either door was opened, the roof panel automatically raised and the seat came up 3 inches and swiveled outward for easy entry or exit.
A historic Peugeot races through the corner on two wheels on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, France, 1924. Photo by M. Rol, courtesy of Spaarnestad Photo.
Hundred years of Alfa Romeo history is lovingly preserved by men of art in Arese, near Milan, Italy. 50 year old Formula cars, prototypes & concept cars like the Alfa Romeo Carabo in the picture, engines, spare parts, it is a real treasure house, usually closed to outsiders. Photo by Joël Peyrou. More photos here.
Graham Hill behind the wheel of the legendary Lotus 49B, possibly taken over the jump at the start of Pflantzgarten at the 1969 German Grand Prix.
Original director John Sturges and Steve McQueen relax during the filming of the movie Le Mans. The cost of paying for this film almost bankrupted McQueen and eventually led to the break-up of his marriage. Unknown photographer.
Pininfarina set about creating a highly futuristic, mid-engined, semi-monocoque concept car powered by Ferrari’s advanced 5.0 litre V12. The Modulo was built as a fully functioning road car and to this day still starts up and runs when you hit the on button.
The 1937 Mercedes W125 Silver Arrow in the Grosser Bergpreis Grand Prix on the Grossglockner, Austria. Unknown photographer.
Women of leisure, by Cape Town based fashion photographer and filmmaker Henrik Purienne.
Gilles Villeneuve spins off at the first corner at the Dutch Grand Prix with his Ferrari 126 CK at Zandvoort, 30 August 1981.
1988 Peugeot Oxia Concept Car, a high-performance touring coupe spotlighted at the Paris Auto Show.