A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.
And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’
‘Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,’
The shade replied,—
‘If you seek for Eldorado!’
— Edgar Allan Poe
Dr. Simeone discussed how Germany always produces at least one great race car every decade. The National favorites from the 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, and 1970s were featured in this Demo Day Event. They were all great international winners of their time.
- 1927 Mercedes Benz S-Type Sportwagen, the brainchild of Ferdinand Porsche while he was working for Mercedes Benz,
- 1937 BMW 328, der erfolgreiche deutsche Sportwagen,
- 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, the race car of the street,
- 1970 Porsche 917 LH, the car that inaugurated Porsche’s wins at Le Mans in 1970 and 1971.
Perhaps the greatest and most successful sports racing cars of all time were made by Alfa Romeo, particularly if one takes history back to the 1920s:
1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS:
These cars became popular luxury sporting models for individuals like Benito Mussolini who indicated that his car had a “magnificent engine” and the Aga Kahn said of his RLSS “a most interesting and enjoyable journey in one of the most excellent cars I have ever ridden in.”
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Mille Miglia Spyder:
Consistent winner in the grueling Mille Miglia, both in the hands of privateers and the great Scuderia Ferrari drivers, these cars simply could not be beaten.
1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A
Clearly, the most advanced sports car of the last half of the 1930s with double overhead cams and valves, two superchargers, a transaxle, independent four-wheel suspension adjustable from the seat, and a magnificent styling. Automotive experts believe that these cars could not be beaten on the track or on the road.
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
Could Alfa Romeo bring back its glorious days?
Aura: Ruins Of the Industrial Era
This was a visit to the ruins of an abandoned clothing mill/factory in Lansford, Pennsylvania.
The mill was constructed in 1910 as The Century Throwing Company and went bankrupt when demand for silk products went south in the United States due to the introduction of cheaper synthetic Rayon products.
The factory was purchased by two brothers in 1930 and began making dresses for ladies and girls for the next sixty or so years. In the early 1990s, the factory was shutdown when cheaper manufacturing elsewhere drove it out of business.
Abandoned Places like this, once the centers of their communities, suffer from neglect and lack of investment nowadays.
This is an attempt at preserving the past and hoping that the future will be, somehow, more glorious…
Music in this video is by un automne à Lob-Nor
The first track is called: polar elefant
The second track is called: boss A