We aren't geeks in things like motorsport, I think I've mentioned that before. But there is one exception: We <3 Felipe Fernández Laser. We know Felipe (and his brilliant brother Carlos, one of our favorite photographers) for years, as both are part of our Chromjuwelen family.
When we met Felipe just a few moments after he had crashed his SEAT Leon Cupra at the Nürburging 2011 at the Nürburgring 2011, we learned that professional race driving is like an ongoing fight. Ok, that is nothing new — but it is a huge difference if you are close to the action trough the eyse of a person you know.
Our friends from Faust & Heisler just published this awesome portrait. Enjoy.
Oh wait – our props go to Katharina. For supporting Felipe.
Not all that long ago we made a self-attempt: we eBay-ed a 1964 Imperial Crown and drove it from Los Angeles to Las Vegas – and back to Los Angeles. As you can imagine, we had a blast. You will find the video here. This time we switched to the other extreme: We travelled in a smart fortwo electric drive from Paris to Le Mans (Classic). Yup. Battery-driven. Of course – we know this electrified fellow isn't made for long distances. Even worse – we knew it will not be easy to find enough charging stations. But hey, that exactly was the challenge. If anybody of us speaks fluent French? Er ... no.
Chromjuwelen Électrique features:
- Mercedes-Benz Classic
- Blenheim Gang
- Le Mans Clasic
- Frank Jacob (Springbok Sportwagen)
- Jochen Maas
- La Horse
- "Getting Along"
- Advencher Club ft, Kai
- "Need Your Heart"
- Edvard Grieg
- "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - I. Morning" (performed by Musopen Symphony Orchestra)
Of course – we know this electrified fellow isn't made for long distances. Even worse – we know it will not be easy to find enough charging stations. But hey, that exactly is the challenge.
Our aim is to shoot another "Chromjuwelen En Route" video. This is why we are accompanied by our friends faust & heisler. If anybody of us speaks fluent French? Er ... no.
Our first appointments will be with our French soulmates from the Blenheim Gang – since we are in France, we have to learn more about "Français Moteur Culture". And if you do not follow the Blenheim Gang yet – do it now.
(Image borrowed from Mercedes-Fans.de)
It is a major honor for me to have friends like Jo Fischer, Jörg Heikhaus, Arthur Heisler and Tobias Faust. Guys, I am not sure you really know how much your work inspires me. Mr. Heisler, Mr. Faust: Awesome video portrait – can't wait to work a lot more with you. Mr. Fischer: Get yourself some kneepads.
"A girl is trapped in [Google] Streetview and desperately needs your help to escape" — what a brilliant idea for an online contest. As I am a sucker for all kind of "digital violation" (s. Decim8), this hits me in the mark. Btw, I wish more makes/agencies would be so courageous. Attaboy, Mercedes-Benz!
Interested? Follow this link.
Hat tip, Arthur Heisler.