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I’m beginning to see a trend here, in only my second week at Artistic Things: I don’t know much about all of this tech stuff. I see cars like this and all I can think about is how much fun they’d be to drive up I-65 in that long, dull corridor between Lafeyette and Gary, IN right before taking the ramp onto I-94 to Chicago. I see cars like this and think about that stretch of road. It’s about a 100-mile-long stretch full of nothing but cornfields, the occasional cop who never pulls anyone over, and open road where the average speed is about 80 MPH. Maybe I’m too much of a speed freak or too little of a technogeek, but I see this very pretty chassis, the wide rims, ths gorgeously curvy lines, the ostentatious grille and ovular headlights and all I can think about is how funny it would be to be able to cross the Indiana/Illinois border at 170 MPH in this luxury speedster from Morgan Auto.
I don’t always understand the artistry in cars, by and large because most of the skill that goes into it comes primarily from design and engineering. I have never gone through an entire science course in my life and actually a) cared about what was being studied or b) understood it past the introduction day. When I look at sites like Autoblog– with pictures of this gorgeous car and descriptions about RPM and the austerity of the company that built them– I get lost. I imagine, though, that were I to really be able to get inside of one of these machines and smoke one of those highway patrolmen along I-65, I wouldn’t care that I didn’t know how to interpret ratios like that and could just drive.