VOL 08: REVIVAL
Blackbird Automotive Journal Vol 8 (Winter 2015)

In the largest volume of Blackbird Automotive Journal to date, we investigate the relationship between past and future, looking at events that celebrate the most iconic automobiles of years gone by, but also the machines that enable us to dream of the future.

We begin by taking our readers on a tour-de-force of this year's most prestigious classic car events on the world calendar - Pebble Beach, Silverstone Classic, Goodwood Revival and the Chantilly Art et Elegance, before embarking on a quantum leap in the opposite direction as we inspect three dream machines of the future - Volkswagen’s XL1, Mercedes-Benz’s F015 and Infiniti’s Q80 - all aiming to change both the way we perceive and relate to the automobile. Along with our continued coverage of this season's Formula One Grands Prix, we expand our theme of exploring the relationships between past and future with a historic feature on four-time F1 champion Alain Prost, and the illustrations of Portuguese artist Ricardo Santos. Finally, we proudly round up our 2015 volume with a world-exclusive father & son feature on Jos and arguably the most exciting new-comer to the sport - his 18 year old Formula One prodigy, Max Verstappen.

Cover Photo: Peter Aylward

Featuring:
  • Silverstone Classic
  • Goodwood Festival and Revival
  • Pebble Beach
  • Chantilly Art et Elegance
  • Volkswagen XL1
  • Mercedes-Benz F015
  • Infiniti Q80 concept
  • Formula One 2015 - Belgium, Singapore, USA
  • Tesla Model S
  • Jos & Max Verstappen