Journal: Help 'Driving Dreams' Reach the Finish Line

Help ‘Driving Dreams’ Reach the Finish Line

By Petrolicious Productions
July 26, 2014

There are many avenues that we as Petrolisti can travel to learn more about our hobby and the personalities surrounding it. And with so much information online, it is easier than ever. But that cornucopia of knowledge can also choke you with conjecture, speculation, and complete fabrication. That’s why it’s refreshing to encounter men who are researching their subject by going straight to the primary sources before it’s too late. In this case, interviewing the legends of auto design.

“Almost everything we know about cars, we conclude unconsciously from its [sic] silhouette, face, details… Isn’t than [sic] strange that people who shaped our dreams through design stay virtually unknown?” ask Messrs. Gianluca Migliarotti and Daniel Tomičić.

We couldn’t agree more and that’s why we enthusiastically support Driving Dreams, their project, which is exploring and seeks to document the second golden age of design (1950s-early 1970s) by speaking to “some of the best automotive designers of all time… top stars of the past who never received right credit for their work” and “engineers who are turned designers’ ideas into reality… craftsmen who created cars by hand and… with passionate owners, the petrol-heads.”

That makes sense to us, and we would love to see a quality documentary that highlights the men who sketched, sculpted, and shaped our automotive dreams. Watch the video below for more details, and click here to help fund the Driving Dreams’ Indiegogo project if you’re interested. There are less than three weeks left!

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Ian Miles
Ian Miles
9 years ago

An interesting idea but I get the feeling that the continued march of Germany into every aspect of car design and manufacture throughout Europe is the reason why there is a crisis in Italian car design bureaux. Former companies are now brands: Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ducati. Individual designers have tended to be better known to the public in smaller companies. 30 years ago many people would know who designed what they were driving or riding. The name often put on the vehicle itself. However as car and motorcycle companies become bigger, the design process has focused on integration between all aspects of design and manufacture. where the individual designer is now part of a larger team. The individual designer less well known and the design agency less important. Ask most people who designed the original mIni they drove and they could tell you it was Alec Issigonis, ask an owner of the new Mini who designed it they could not tell you and likely would not know who designed the original. This initiative sdeems to be a method to create a memorial to the once domient Italian Design Studio. Perhaps they should spend more time, as the man says, supporting them than making films about them and ensuring VW does not purchase some part of all car companies in Europe.

Ray Beltran
Ray Beltran
9 years ago

Ah, what a GREAT PICTURE of Giorgetto Giugiaro next to an example of my FIRST CAR! I idolized this guy growing up.

9 years ago

Not a single word about thoes two guys in the pictures, though you choose them as ‘iconic’. Pathetic!

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