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Burnt Rubber

Intriguing as this fragrance sounds, I'd be more interested in one called "Old Car Smell".

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Experience the thrill of race day anytime, anywhere thanks to Burnt Rubber by Sunoco, the #EssenceOfRacing.
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Next up Essence of Fox Hunt, and Eau de NFL.
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Grand Touring, indeed...
 
An Pfingstmontag hatte ich ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis:
Ich durfte beim Solarworld GT mitfahren...
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fil of the future

I could live another 100 years, or more.  So, a big chunk of me is in the future -- and always has been.  I sometimes wonder if I have a connexxion to my future self.

If so, it would explain a lot.

When I was 12, I had a sort of awakening, becoming much more aware of the world around me.  That was one helluva Summer, in 1979...  But there was a great sadness.  I saw a world that wasn't as it should be.  Too many things didn't make sense.

BIG things.

...So I slowly slipped into a FUNK, of varying depth & intensity.  As you may imagine, gaining regular access to the interwebs only served to deepen and intensify the funk.  To the point of madness, if I'm being honest -- which I always am, unless I'm joking, one of the reasons I have trouble in the here and now.

Have I tried being dishonest?  Sure.  In my experience, it only complicates matters while making me feel like shit.  Lies are corrosive to the soul.  My advice is to just be careful with how much truth you reveal.  There is a limit to how much people can handle.  It's okay to leave blanks.

ANYWAY, the funk is slowly dissolving.  Things are coming along, showing possibilities for a world that makes more sense.

A world where corruption isn't the rule of the day.

A world where propaganda doesn't exist.

A world without war.

A world where no one needs to be hungry, nor homeless, nor suffering from a curable disease.

It's there.  It's golden and lovely.  We just haven't reached it yet, nor for that matter gotten to the point where even a glimmer of its promise can be seen, by most.

Life drags you down and crushes your dreams.  This is only the case because the world is the way it is.  It won't be, for much longer.  Things may get worse before they get better, but things will change.

BIG things.

You just wait and see.
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Javelina

Most recent page of sketches.
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"Provocative" is the word Franz von Holzhausen used to describe the Model 3's styling.  I personally am beginning to wonder if all the time and effort spent perfecting the Model X's controversial Falcon-Wing doors hasn't been in preparation for fitting a version of them to something smaller...
 
2005 Mazda Senku

...What (eventual Tesla designer) Franz von Holzhausen walked in on when arriving at Mazda, when Moray Callum was design chief there.  Its influence can be seen more in the Model S and Model X than in Franz's Mazda concepts.

One wonders if it may show even more in the Gen3 car...

While its roofline can be seen to end somewhat awkwardly in some of the shots seen here:
futuramobiles.tumblr.com/post/118091794416/2005-mazda-senku
...the Senku comes off pretty well in this promotional video:
youtu.be/qyOvbVcZkSI

The hidden headlights and taillights are a nice touch on this rotary-electric hybrid concept.  One would think that, by now, Mazda will have given up on trying to keep its Wankel program alive.  Even pairing a rotary engine with an electric motor can't make up for its thirst -- for both gasoline and oil...
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classy! :)
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DESIGN STUDY:  MODEL E AND VARIANTS

At a time when other manufacturers try to grab the eye with boldness in the shapes and details of their vehicles, my approach for the Model E is smooth, sleek, & simple.
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Ξ

Sketch from about a year and a half ago, wooden pencil on unlined 3"X5" index card.  Still (or again) my best guess as to what the Model Ξ will look like...
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Volvo 740 are popular in Sweden to reuse for EPA builds. EPA means a car has been rebuilt and approved as a two seat with limited top speed. They register as tractors and can be driven legally by youngsters from the age 15 and up.

This looks just like one of them.
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Tellurian Porter

New concept, needing no explanation.

Allow me to explain anyway.  At some point +Tellurian Motors will need a transporter, and though I fully expect conventional ICE machines will be pressed into service, electric trucks are already available.  Yet, merely purchasing one (a Zero Truck, for example) will not be enough.

Sketch shot by the light of a CFL imitating the warmth of an incandescent bulb, contrasted by the coolness of LEDs.
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44 WINGS

I knew, at some level, what I was about to get into when I started to try and design my version of the Model 3, back in August 2013, and hesitated.  Probably should have stopped after the sketch shown at the top of this image, done while I was running a fever...

Anyway, recently I got it into my head that +Tesla Motors' Model X has been a sort of surrogate mother for the Falcon Wing doors -- that the X itself was a bit of an afterthought, and that the E/3 was always meant to have them.

Then somehow it wasn't enough for me to have presented sketches of a "Model V" compact utility concept with a pair of these doors, just as it wouldn't have been enough to merely modify previous images of my ideas for the Model 3.  These doors change the very nature of the vehicle...

There is little choice for me but to continue, useless as the effort may seem to be, until I am more satisfied with the results.
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I don't think of the i3 as being boxy -- or if I do, only as boxy as a prize sow.

...And just as pretty.
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2005 Mazda Senku

...What (eventual Tesla designer) Franz von Holzhausen walked in on when arriving at Mazda, when Moray Callum was design chief there.  Its influence can be seen more in the Model S and Model X than in Franz's Mazda concepts.

One wonders if it may show even more in the Gen3 car...

While its roofline can be seen to end somewhat awkwardly in some of the shots seen here:
futuramobiles.tumblr.com/post/118091794416/2005-mazda-senku
...the Senku comes off pretty well in this promotional video:
youtu.be/qyOvbVcZkSI

The hidden headlights and taillights are a nice touch on this rotary-electric hybrid concept.  One would think that, by now, Mazda will have given up on trying to keep its Wankel program alive.  Even pairing a rotary engine with an electric motor can't make up for its thirst -- for both gasoline and oil...
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I may have to revisit my January 2014 "Model V" concept:
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...clean it up, drop it down.
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BOBA PEZ

The plan was to open this, load the dispenser, and enjoy some PEZ on Star Wars Day (you know, "May the 4th be with you.")...

Almost did.   For now, this item remains "mint in card".
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My current profile image, made by manipulation of a tuning fork foto, is an approximation of an emblem I'd use for *Harmonic Conversions* -- a shop that would convert classic vehicles to electric.  'HC' is fictional, for now...

As there are 50,000 or more Phil Smiths in this world, I choose my username, 'filsmyth', over my given name, in an attempt to escape anonymity.  Google Plus splits it up, but maybe you can ignore the space after the short version?

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