Cars and music are two passions that have crossed paths in all kinds of memorable ways. The birth of rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s dovetailed with the arrival of teenagers with disposable incomes and a suburban sprawl that demanded to be cruised once school was out for the day. It wasn’t long before songs commemorating nearly everything you could do with—or in—a car were flooding the airwaves and soaking permanently into pop culture. Read the full article on Hagerty.com:
I think the characterization of “4 cars designed by musicians” is quite misleading. These cars were all designed by automotive engineers, and particularly in the case of Singer, after-marketed by an artist. I would love to have a Singer Porsche - the other 3, meh.
Love the looks of the Continental, but Young will never admit it isn’t the electric things that are saving all the people and the vehicles that restore and rescue during these times. Yes, the time is coming for a greater mix of electric and fossil fuel but even so the environment and climate are only in Gods hands —we aren’t and can’t destroy it.
Will I Am, of the iconic group the Black Eyed Peas, stated on an episode of the original show Top Gear, that he wanted to produce a car in LA, to give back to his community. I never have heard if he pursued this or not. Maybe you can find out.
I worked in the record industry back then. I knew Roger Christian but never realized he wrote the Beach Boy lyrics. He was a top DJ when KFWB was the THE station for rock and roll. Roger was a down to earth guy without any ot the "look at me" shenanigans some of the lesser artists exuded. I seem to remember a Corvette on jacks at his house. It was a while ago.
Hands down the moroder and the singer(a porsche) . I'm sorry(not really) but Neil Young's car is the ugliest piece a **bleep** I've ever set my eye on. If that's what your into ,you should be euthanized, (yuck) I'm gonna spew chunks...
The Rinspeed classified ad found in the article is actually a 5.0 V8 with a twin screw supercharger! Big block torque in a neoclassic? 😮