There and back again and sometimes without any brakes.
VW Golf Diesel with Audi Wheels
This third piece showcases an old VW that came with those wheels. I swear, fancy though they were. This was a simple vehicle with not much detail to speak of and very few curves. Utilitarian in the finest Volkswagen tradition.
This old girl got me home from Virginia and across country yet again and did it with crazy mileage. Not very fast though. It could make it to 60 mph but once there you better not let off the accelerator. It was trouble to start in cold weather and the brakes went out twice. Once while rolling down a road at some speed. The stuff of nightmares. First driven at important and uncertain time of my life she carried the name Odyssey to reflect the incredible journey that was about to begin.
I am inspired by the simple lines and stark practicality of this model. Functional design does not have to be homely. I believe the design philosophy of the brand has been informed by the simplicity of it's trademark.
This piece was hand-crafted in Adobe Illustrator and required starter fluid to get going.