This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Some historic Indy racers photographed at the Marin Sonoma Concours d' Elegance. The no.17 Cooper Climax car was driven by Jack Brabham in the 1961 race and began the era of rear-engine Indy cars.
Interesting piece of automotive history. The Tatra was a revolutionary, Czechoslovakian made, aerodynamic automobile that was introduced in 1936. Designed by Hans Ledwinka, it was the pioneer of air-cooled, rear-engine autos and was way ahead of it's time with features like aerodynamic styling and four wheel independent suspension. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche based the VW Beetle's pancake, four cylinder, air-cooled engine on the Tatra and the 1948 American made Tucker featured a similar Cyclops third headlight and an air-cooled, pancake rear-engine. The large rear air scoops on the Tatra cooled the engine. Note the elegant "dorsal" fin. Photographed at the Marin Sonoma Concours d' Elegance.
The run down exterior of the legendary Record Plant recording studio in Sausalito, Ca. It shut down operation in 2008. I took these shots shortly after. You can imagine what this looked like back in 1972 when it was built with hippie- era, fine-art woodwork, redwood and stained glass. Scene of many iconic recordings....if the walls could talk. See video by Mick Fleetwood here and list of albums recorded at this studio. Photos of interior from 2004 website.
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