Rad with a capital R.


In an interesting project French designer Philippe Starck got together with Intersection Magazine to build a soapbox car. The car comes without engine, without steering and without brakes and as you can imagine, looks beautiful.

Wow. Just the other day I was talking with my mom and dad about a little car I had when I was a young boy in the early 80s. It was a tiny yellow pedal powered AA car with room, of course for two. Lest we also forget the inherent fixed gear contained in this plastic shelled piece of awesome and with a fixed gear came handbrake turning, sans the hands.

I’m talking, pulling up to my boys outside the garages, round the corner from my house using the ‘sans hands handbrake’ method. Priceless. Remember too, my sh*t unlike the starck x intersection soapbox car, had steering.

My pedal powered car, great as it was though, had NOTHING on this:


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2 Responses to “Rad with a capital R.”

  1. dan Says:

    Jeremy Clarkson eat your heart out!

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