Break out the champagne – Yellowwheels is one year old! Yes, unbelievably we’ve hit our first birthday. Seems only yesterday that we took our first tentative steps into the webzine world. We’ve now covered a broad spectrum of subjects and thoroughly explored the automotive world. 120 posts and 1500 photos later, we’re more than up and running! Keep returning here regularly for your habitual automotive feast!
How high can you go? Rally stars take 85 metres jump in their stride!
Gratuitously presented here, for no other reason than they are amazing rally moments, are 10 of the most spectacular jumps from Citroen’s last 10, highly successful, rally seasons. Sebastien Loeb, commenting on his incredible Turkish jump, said: “It was an incredible sensation as we were up in the air for several seconds. Not for a moment did we imagine that we would jump so far.” Championship leaders Citroen and Sebastien will tackle the WRC Finnish Rally (29-31st July) from a commanding lead, and no doubt leap for joy as only they know how!
Artist Tim Layzell with his highly stylised car scenes
YW interviews artist Tim Layzell at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Meet top notch artist Tim Layzell, a star in the automotive art world. He has been featured extensively in the magazines and papers, and so we, here at YW thought he could do with a bit of web exposure for good measure.
It was while wandering through the numerous trade stands at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed that we stopped dead in our tracks, in awe of the gripping images hung on Tim’s stand. A fleeting memory of having seen Tim’s work on an Octane Mag cover and maybe also a poster or two, had garnered a Pavlovian reaction in the mind. So this is the guy responsible for the striking pop-artesque 60′s racing designs that are so distinctive and recognisable. Think, detail and accuracy of a Tintin illustration meets punch of a Hockney pop-art painting and you understand the depth of talent and mastery of style and perspective that this artist wields, making his images utterly compelling. Swivel round and you are presented with Tim’s, photorealistic, fantastically detailed second style; an enduring mix of flair, accuracy and emotion – this guy’s got talent!
Tell us about yourself Tim:
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iPhone app keeps all UK car data at your fingertips
Want up to date data for all new cars currently on sale in the UK? This new app from DrivenData Ltd might be just up your street. A great resource for us at YW, it is bound to satisfy the geek in you! Press the big red START button, which gives you a cute blip of supercar engine (we’re guessing it’s a Ferrari of some sort, certainly a V8 – can you correct us here?!) and cruise to the car of your choice. You are greeted with easy intuitive navigation and a few photos of each car, clearly plundered from each manufacturer’s press service, along with current price and spec. Actually DrivenData has 300,000 up-to-date facts across 80 technical and specification categories, including: price, engine size, fuel consumption, maximum speed and CO2 emissions, which makes for great browsing. The best part is that the data is updated every month, and all part of the initial 2.39 UKPounds download price.
You can hear it now: you work for a company making slightly invisible products usually topped out with another manufacturer’s glossy body and want to shout about it. The boss says “make something wild and attention grabbing”. The result is baffling and downright stupid, but put it on display and….the public will love it, won’t they?
Ferrari 599 GTO at 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Yellowwheels presents a supercar gallery from the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood FoS is a fabulous feast of motoring extravaganza, with vehicles of all ages, sizes and types wanging it up the Earl of March’s garden path. Modern F1 cars mix with historic Le Mans cars, motocycles, legendary Grand Prix cars and beautiful, sometimes bizarre classics. But we were drawn to the fleet of immaculate and outrageous supercars assembled for the Sunday Times Supercar run up the hill. Many of these have not been seen in action before; just glimpsed in motorshow reports and the spreads of the glossies.
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