When I first saw the preview pages for Timeless Racer, I was wondering why publisher Design Studio Press is releasing a photography book on cars. Seriously, a photography book? I was also wondering who actually manufactures those cars.
Then I read the book's description. Those cars aren't real but computer graphic renders.
I was blown away.
In Cosmic Motors, Daniel Simon also mixed human models with his 3D renders. That's brought to the next level with Timeless Racer.
The book's hardcover, measuring 30.5 by 35.5cm. It opens to a spread at 24 inches wide. It's a huge book. Text is written in English, French and German.
The story is one of racer Vic Cooper, who time-travels between 1916 to 2615 to compete in motor races in those times. This book is episode 1, the year 2027.
Pages will be filled with realistic visuals of the cars, races, drivers, managers and of course beautiful women. The main cars designed and featured are the 1981 Masucci X-5 and X-6, the 2027 Masucci X-7 and the 2027 Prideux -Martin MF/27.
Foreword is written by racing legend Jacky Ickx, who raced in the 1960s, '70s and '80s for many famed teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Brabham or Lotus. He is the only driver to have won in Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans, and the Paris-Dakar rally.
This is an incredible book. See it to be awed.
This is the limited edition. Only 1113 available worldwide. $100 USD
It's 12" x 14" with a slipcase that comes with Simon's preferred soft touch / metallic foil lettering finish, plus a unique cover art. Three languages inside: English, French, and German.
This is the Pitlane Club edition. Only 313 available worldwide. $300 USD.
The 'Pitlane Club' is a highly personalized and hand-finished series, each approved by Daniel Simon. The heavy slipcase comes with a metal plate with your name and book number engraved. The book is printed on heavy photo paper, with high gloss varnish, a fifth silver print color, 3 languages (English, French, German), and a 12” x 14” poster. Each book is signed, hand numbered, and dedicated inside. Protected in a custom shipping box.
All PITLANE CLUB editions are numbered and signed by the author.
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