People who say that young people aren’t into cars are just plain wrong, and the micro-blogging site Tumblr is proof – here are five auto-themed Tumblr pages we really like this week.
Ascent of Speed: This tumblr proves that supercars are just like your Honda or Hyundai. They are parked on the street, run errands, and even get pigeon droppings. Okay, your hatchback can’t hold a candle to a Bugatti Veyron, but you can see others do the mundane in a Murciélago. Ascent of Speed highlights the work of a professional car photographer who captures everything from Ferraris to Fiskers – all of which artfully contrasted against gritty, urban backgrounds. [AOSCars]
Stuff with an Engine: All car nuts can agree, the engine is the heart of any auto. This tumblr celebrates all things with cylinders, and even has a Topless Tuesday that your mother would approve of. Surprisingly, the speedy Mazda Miata gets a lot of love in this blog. Though often ridiculed for its small size, the Miata is widely considered to be the most popular sports car ever produced. Bravo, little Miata. The Internet loves you, and here is the proof. [StuffWithAnEngine]
Crashtest Damned: Its title evokes destruction – twisted metal, broken glass, and cars crumbled beyond recognition. When we clicked on this tumblr, our hearts skipped a beat. Nope, no mangled Maseratis here, just unblemished cars – beautiful, fast, and expensive cars. We salivated at photos of satin black Lamborghinis, street-racing Porsches, and simply stunning McLarens. With cars that are so gorgeous, we don’t care about their safety rating. Crash test be damned, indeed. [Crash--Test]
Full Throttle: A tribute to all things fast, both old and new. Who knew that a 1954 Maserati 250f and a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador compliment each other so well? Go full throttle? After viewing some fast Ferraris, we’re ready to go to eleven. [FullThrottleAuto]
I Looove Formula 1: Made by a fan of all things Formula 1 (particularly of Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes AMG team), this tumblr primarily features editorial shots of F1 cars and their drivers. Whether behind the wheel or behind a foosball table, this blog captures the roaring highlights and quiet times of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. Also, keep your eyes open for the portraits of McLaren P1. All we can say is “we looove this tumblr.” [ILoooveF1]
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