“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” – Marcel Proust
Retro is in. Retro fashion, retro music, retro everything. It’s all about the nostalgia. The remembrance of better days that never actually seemed that great at the time. Just in retrospect.
Is that true though? Some things were better. Right? Like cars. Take this model of a Ferrari 250 LM. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.
The 1960’s and 70’s saw some of the most beautifully designed cars ever to grace a track or a road.
From the 68 Mustang GT Fastback used in the movie Bullitt to the sublime Porsche 917K that dominated Le Mans in the early seventies and the stunning Ferrari 512S driven by Nino Vaccarella in the Targa Florio, a car so powerful that it signalled the end of the race around the mountains of Sicily as the cars simply became too difficult to handle around such a dangerous circuit.
I’ve collected slot cars for years, focussing primarily on those cars driven in the late 60’s and early 70’s and as a part of my ‘deconstructing’ series I have taken apart a slot car and photographed it’s many elements.
R is for Retro. Or Red. Perhaps Racing.