Luka Gorjup | photographer's blog

Luka Gorjup | photographer's blog




Ameriške sanje – Chevrolet Corvette C3 / The American dream – Chevrolet Corvette C3

Category : Avtomobilizem · by Oct 22nd, 2013

Ameriške sanje. Velik, 6,3 litrski V8 motor, obilo bencinskih hlapov, nemiren prosti tek in 137 decibelov glasno rohnenje iz dvojnih izpušnih cevi. Kljub temu, da nisem pretiran ljubitelj ameriških avtomobilov, bi težko rekel, da me ne impresionirajo. Veliki, glomazni in lepo oblikovani stroji, ki precej nazorno nakazujejo svoj izvor iz sveta oktanskega razkošja in filozofije “večje je boljše”.
Težko bi opisal vožnjo v korveti; ko obrneš ključ in zarohni motor, te preprosto prevzame. Vsa ta moč in neverjeten zvok na koncu stopala! Vožnja je mešanica užitka, adrenalina in testosterona… celo udobja je nekaj v tej mešanici. A nekako je vožnja kar naporna po nekaj časa, saj od zvoka rado začne kar odmevati po glavi, lega na cesti pa tudi ne impresionira najbolj, od vseh kazalcev pa se še najhitreje premika kar tisti od rezervoarja za gorivo. A vseeno, ko ugasneš motor in stopiš iz avta, preprosto ne moreš odkorakati stran, brez da bi še še enkrat pogledal preko rame. In takrat se ponovno zbudi želja, da bi sedel nazaj za volan, vžgal motor in se odpeljal nekam v neznano.
Corvette sem fotografiral za ljubljansko podjetje CRC, ki se ukvarja z restavracijo starodobnikov. Ideja je bila ustvariti fotografsko zgodbo na jesenskih podeželjskih cestah, pri čemer mi je bila kot “location scout” v veliko pomoč Borina.

Pa še malo tehničnih podatkov:
Chevrolet Corvette C3
letnik 1980
V8 383 cc (6,3 l)
400 km
Stranske izpušne cevi by CRC
American Eagle platišča

The American dream. A big 6.3 litre V8 engine , loads of gas fumes, rough idling and a 137 dB loud roar from the exhaust pipes. Even though I am not a big fan of american cars, I can’t say they don’t make an impression on me. Big, bulky and beautifully designed machines that don’t hide their origin from the world of octane luxury and “bigger is better” philosophy.
It is also hard to describe riding in a Vette. The turn of the ignition and the engine’s roar is just overwhelming. All that power and sound at the tip of the toes! Driving is a mix of pleasure, adrenaline and testosterone… surprisingly with a touch of comfort. But it kind of gets tiresome after driving a while, as the engine sound starts to echo in your head, not to mention the poor handling. And from all the gauges on the dashboard it seems that the fuel gauge is moving the most. But still, when you kill the engine and climb out of the car, you just can’t walk away without looking over your shoulder one more time. And then the passion ignites again and you get that strong urge to sit back behind the wheel, turn the engine on and drive into the unknown.
I photographed the Corvette for a company CRC that does classic cars restorations in Ljubljana. The idea was to create a photographic story on autumn country roads, and for that I have to thank Borina for doing an excellent job as a “location scout”.

Some technical data:
Chevrolet Corvette C3
Year 1980
V8 383 cc (6,3 litre)
400 hp
Custom side exhaust by CRC
American eagle wheels

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