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Racing Abstract Art…

Posted: November 25, 2018 in Fotos, Obscurities
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Still life of Indian juggling clubs, Bell helmet and a bowling pin…

The image was featured in a ‘Design for Sport’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in February 1962.

Quite what the connection between the items in this ‘installation’ as we call it in the art world is, I am ferked if I know! All creative interpretations welcome.

My partner is into art, in fact she has an art business ‘on the side’ including a website of which I am the star, read the only, writer despite knowing five-eighths of four-fifths of bugger all about the subject. Nothing a little bit of research can’t fix mind you. Click here for one of my masterpieces on the Venice Biennale; http://www.moha.com.au/australian-pavilion-venice-biennale-who-gets-go/

We spend a lot of time in galleries of all types, the things we do for love I guess. I enjoy looking at art even though most of the time I have absolutely no idea what it is I am looking at.

Just like this still life really…

Credit…

Mark Kauffman

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(Klemantaski)

Clay Regazzoni oblivious to the ‘Queen Mary’s existence as he races to victory from pole in his Ferrari 312T, US Grand Prix West in March 1976…

I’ve never been to the place but Chris Pook’s idea was a great piece of entrepreneurship.

His first 1975 event, a marvellous demonstration of what is great about F5000 was followed by a championship GeePee in ’76. The other thing that captured my imagination about the place was the Depailler in-car Tyrrell footage. If you weren’t a PD fan, I always was, you had to be so after seeing him flick the 500bhp beastie through the Long Beach boulevards as though it were a 100bhp Lola T342 Formula Ford. The ability that separates the greats from the rest of us. Check it out if you’ve not seen it, look again if you have!;

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Nice portrait of Regga in 1978, Shadow Ford. Looks like a a Bell photo shoot ! (Getty)

Regga, a GP driver with a personality, they seem to breed it out of ‘em these days, anodyne boring liddl’ fuggers they all seem to be. The Swiss Italian had a great weekend in California winning from teammate Niki Lauda’s 312T and Depailler’s Tyrrell 007 DFV, the sound of which (Tyrrell 008 anyway) screaming in protest you can see, hear and feel in the footage above.

Tailpiece: Niki Lauda prepares for the off in the other Fazz 312T, 2nd place for the plucky Austrian reigning champion…

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Niki Lauda contemplates changes to his Ferrari 312T during Long Beach practice. Mauro Forghieri’s 312T-T4, jewels of cars, circa 525bhp @ 11000 rpm at this stage of the 3 litre flat-12;s long front-running life (Schlegelmilch)

Credits…

Klemantaski Collection, Rainer Schlegelmilch