Poetry in Motion
Josh Clason of Depth of Speed is on a one-year journey chasing cars across America...
Josh Clason of Depth of Speed is on a one-year journey chasing cars across America. Along this journey to seek out the greatest automotive stories between the coasts, Clason came across a 1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.
If you’re not familiar with the 300SL Gullwing, it’s worth loosing yourself in an online image search. At once sleek, sophisticated and badass, this car appeals as much to the car enthusiast as to the average onlooker. Modeled after a successful 1954 Mercedes race car bearing the same name, the 300SL Gullwing once boasted the world’s fasted top speed; a race car for the wide open road.
Although the 300SL is a beaut, no image can capture the next-level beauty that comes from the sight and the sound of seeing this car in motion. What Clason is most intent on sharing in “Poetry in Motion” – a video installment of his 1 Year Chasing Cars project – is the story behind what it means for one man to own and to drive this stylish piece of automotive history.
Until you find yourself with the opportunity to drive one for yourself, Clason’s poignant portrait of a man and his (and our, and most likely your) dream car serves as a sort of virtual test drive that captures the experience of sitting behind the wheel and having the keys in your pocket.
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