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h_e_a_n_d_c More on our Carlo Mollino fetish. •••••••••••••••••••••Mollino Record Car Model by Stola, 2006. Sold for $71,875 at Sotheby's in 2015.
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Mollino reasoned that since the wings of an aircraft are designed to keep it aloft, surely a land-speed record car with bodywork shaped like an inverted wing wouldn’t suffer the usual problem of such machines trying to ‘take off.' Enthralled by speed, Mollino would later pen several designs for a high-speed record car, though those plans never came to fruition.

This futuristic model is based on one of those designs that he envisioned in the 1950s. The project was brought to life by the artisans at Stola S.p.A., who created a full-scale tribute to the prolific Turinese artist in conjunction with a retrospective of his work. Interestingly, Stola, founded in Turin in 1919, is the oldest Italian company known for building automotive prototypes, including that of the Lancia Lambda, among others. Along with other works by Carlo Mollino, the record car was presented by the Mollino Foundation (Museo Casa Mollino) at the Turin Modern Art Gallery in 2006. #casamollino #carlomollino #carlomollinocar #landspeedcars #design #prototype #midcenturymotorist #midcenturymoderndesign #midcenturymodern #polymath #instacar #coolcar #carsofthefuture #car #landspeedrecord
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braydenvandenberghe When you have to lock yourself in at grammas to actually get some homework done. #honorstudent #noliquor #superhappy #nowifi #yeg #nofilter #allkiller #nofiller #landspeedrecord 17h

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erin_hendee So we're here at pendine sands after a long old drive! Inspections done and waiting to race. Keep your fingers crossed! #pendinesands #chrisireland #indianmotorbikes #indian #landspeedrecord #bike #family 3d

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connorbirchh It is with unimaginable levels of sorrow and regret that I am making this post; my first car, the best car, the fastest car and greatest mechanical creation ever invented, has been taken from us.

Her long-standing gearbox issues caught up with her and she finally passed away yesterday. My brother has been confirmed as the person who shared her last living moments.

The video you see here is one of the many, many great and unforgettable memories that we have shared. Her prowess and dedication to her work will never be forgotten. (No speed limits were broken in this video). #RIPYaris #firstcar #sad #toyota #ferrari #landspeedrecord #16yearsofimmeasurableimpact #1000bhp
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langetrain As a car enthusiast I've always wanted to come check this place out. It's a little disappointing to see it under water, but it was still worth the extra drive time. 🏎 #roadtrip #racing #landspeedrecord #bonnevillesaltflats #bonnevillespeedway #savethesalt 4d

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nootrients Salty n flat... Just the way I like it. #bonnevillesaltflats #salt #utah #landspeedrecord 5d

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