Art Monday- Junior Achiever

Milan Kunera’s book and its film adaptation  The Unbearable Lightness of Being centers around the lives of four individuals during the Prague Spring and subsequent Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. It’s too bad it wasn’t about race cars, because that would have been a lot more interesting, and this 1957 Stanguellini Formula Junior would have been a perfect exemplar of that title with its lovely drilled suspension arms and tiny 1100-cc Fiat motor. Bellisima!
Image source: [Europeancarweb.com]

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  1. engineerd Avatar

    That's just downright beautiful. It's amazing the craftsmanship that goes into these cars and the obvious pride in that work. You could easily slap some sheet metal together, drill some haphazard holes and still win. However, when you are in the winner's circle and everyone is wondering what you were drinking/smoking/injecting when you built your car you would realize that maybe taking some time to line up the elliptical louvers or actually have a pattern for your speed holes would pay off in the long run.

  2. lilwillie Avatar

    Just gorgeous. What a work of Art. I'd love to take that around the track for a spell.

  3. joshuman Avatar
    joshuman

    Pan-head fasteners detract from the obvious enjoyment the body guy got from shaping those panels to cheat the wind.

  4. dustin_driver Avatar
    dustin_driver

    Oh yes.
    And fest your eyes upon the '61 Lola MK3:
    <img src="http://image.europeancarweb.com/f/8556950+w750+st0/0401_15z+1961_Lola_Mk3+front_side_view.jpg&quot; width="500">

    1. zaddikim Avatar
      zaddikim

      Yow, that looks like someone snagged a little something from Area 51 and slapped it onto a racecar frame.
      Beautiful ans strange.

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