Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Mercedes Design

Wallpaper makes a compelling visual case for Mercedes' century of great design. It is fascinating that Mercedes has been able to keep a consistent thread through their design for generations. And, it is tempting to become part of that lofty DNA through the purchase of a vintage crumbling Mercedes. When you raise the hood and see that magnificent cast aluminum valve cover, you know that chunk of metal will outlast your children. That is how you get hooked. To save your knuckles, pocketbook and free weekends, I suggest you buy a Mercedes valve cover and hang it on the wall.

Wallpaper: Mercedes-Benz: A Design History