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Old 26th October 2021, 21:26
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Originally Posted by Mitchelkitman View Post
I'm convinced with the pile of bricks as a work of art and the pile of bricks as a building in the making, however, to make the analogy with cars is IMHO stretching it a bit too far. Yes, the main purpose (it could be argued) of a car is to transport from A to B, but the styling is (to most of us) an important part of the package. The argument (IMHO, and I am not a lawyer) should be based on whether the manufacturer (be it F or whoever) has lost revenue in some way - I venture to say that most (not all) replicas or homages cause no financial or other damage to the original manufacturer at all - more so when the model in question has not been made for many years.
Were the cars designed and built in the first instance to win races and / or a means of transport ? I think so, and more latterly considered to be "works of art". It seems a retrospective argument looking back through rose tinted spectacles ! Looking back in hindsight we say things are a "work of art" even though that was never the original intention. The designers back in the day came up with lovely curvy designs which were early attempts at aerodynamics. F****** were all about classy, top end designs but to suggest they were" art pieces " is a bit rich in my opinion.

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