James Dean, to this day, is recognized as being one of the most iconic cool guys in history. James Dean owned several Porsche's, but his everyday driver was his 1955 Porsche 356 Super Speeder, and in the following pictures, we see James Dean posing with his equally iconic Porsche 356 convertible.
No Rear View Mirrors
Notice in all of the photos of James Dean's Porsche 356, there are no rear view mirrors, which explains why in the next two photos, why he had to look backwards when driving in reverse.
What is my absolute favorite car of all-time? What do I think is the best car EVER made? The Lexus LS 460, so I am very excited to show the first official photos of the all-new Lexus LS-f 460 model, which will be formally launch next Monday, July 30th in San Francisco. Very cool looking!!!! It's about time Lexus steps up its design and performance game!!!
It is hard to believe, but Ken Block's tricked-out Ford Fiesta sports 650 Horse Power and can do a staggering 0-60mph in only 1.8 seconds. Not since Steve McQueen's Bullit has anybody rocked the Streets of San Francisco like this!!!
Sean Connery is pictured below in his Porsche 356 in 1964 driving through the cobblestone streets of Wavel Mews, in West Hampstead, London, England. Sean Connery was considered to be the coolest actor on earth since he had recently released Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), and Goldfinger (1964).
In an ironic twist, James Bond's character drove an Aston Martin, while the man who played the James Bond character, ironically drove a Porsche 356, which, of course, was the predecessor to the Porsche 911.
Yul Brynner is pictured below in his Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster as he pulls up to the premiere of the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster named The Ten Commandments. Yul Brynner played Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses II in the movie, which to date remains one of the highest grossing movies in history.
Mercedes-Benz just formally showcased the completely redesigned Mercedes-Benz GL which they dubbed "The S Class of SUV's." I have to say I think the all-new GL is an absolute winner. Ironically, it share the same chassis as the recently introduced Mercedes-Benz M Class SUV, but the GL is wider and over a foot longer.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, better known as F.A. Porsche passed away yesterday at the age of 76. He was the grandson of the founder of Porsche, Ferdinand Porsche. F.A. Porsche was a revolutionary German industrial designer, and among other things he designed the original Porsche 911. His father Ferry Porsche was responsible for designing its predecessor, the Porsche 356.
F.A. Porsches is pictured above with his 911 Targa design, and with his Porsche 911 which he designed in 1962 , and presented at the Frankfurt Auto show in 1963, as a 1964 model.
F.A. Porsche is pictured below with his Porsche 911 design team in Germany. F.A. Porsche was only 25 years old when he designed the Porsche 911.
F.A. Porsche is pictured above inspecting the rear mounted, water cooled engine in his Porsche 911 creation. He is pictured below in his design studio working on the original design of the Porsche 911, which to this day, remains one of the most classic sport cars.
This is the absolute coolest Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster Video. It takes us through the complete evolution and history of the Mercedes SL up to the all-new 550SL which is breathtaking. I think this is probably the best car video ad I have ever seen in my life.
"Not all cars are created equal, and we have the data to prove it. Consumer Reports puts each vehicle through more than 50 individualized tests and evaluations to come out with a road test score that determines each vehicle’s Rating. This number represents how well a vehicle performs in a variety of areas including braking, acceleration, fuel economy, comfort, and cargo space among others. Overall test scores are presented on a 100-point scale and we list the best- and worst- scoring models below."
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Welcome To Jake's Car World
My name is Jake Ehrlich and I am the editor and publisher of Jake's Car World.
I have an interesting story to share with you. I became fascinated with cars when I was little kid playing with my Hot Wheels. When I was in the third grade, I started drawing Speed Racer's Mach 5 with a pencil and paper. Every time, I would daw the Mach 5, I would try to improve the lines.
When I was fourteen, I fell in love with the 1969 Chevy Camaro, and at the same time, I would go to school everyday, and in class I would sit and draw cars all day long.
When I was 17 I wanted to become an automotive designer, and I was talented at designing cars, but I just could not imaging going to work for an American car company as a designer. This was in the mid 1980s, when American cars were at their all-time worst. This was the generation of cars cars that had evolved from the Gremlin, to the Pinto, into the Chrysler Reliant-K.
I remember thinking at the time, that the only option would have been to learn German, and move to Germany, and I did not want to do so. So I went into clothing design. Years later, I started designing computer hardware, and software, which I still do with my company BulletTrain.
I also blog like crazy, so it made sense to begin Jake's Car World, which I sincerely hope you enjoy.