Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Classic Art Deco Cars

The Art Deco movement influenced design and marketing in many different industries in the 1930s, and the motor industry was no exception.

During the 1930s, when most folks couldn’t even afford to put food on the table, upscale car makers turned out luxury vehicles with incredible features. Some of these features, like front-wheel drive and electric wipers, were ahead of their time.

Most of all, a huge leap forward in style. Aerodynamics, Streamlining, and Art Deco all collided into beautiful sheetmetal shapes. War was looming, but Europe was having an influence on our designers as well, with rolling sculptures from Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Talbot, and Delahaye making headlines and turning heads around the world.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love Art Deco design and was unaware of these beautiful vehicles. But the appalling gap between the haves and the have-nots in post-war Europe and America is reminding me too much of how that same gap is present today. And of course, what it led to.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Evil pricks with bad hairstyles?