How much do things change in 60 years? Sometimes the best answer to that kind of question is a picture. Here you can see an original Unimog (right), built sometime between the start of production in 1948 and 1951, when Mercedes bought the operation in order to expand it enough to keep up with demand. On the left is a “60th Anniversary” Unimog design concept, celebrating not the actual birth of the Unimog, but its purchase by Mercedes. Needless to say, the contrast between the two is… breathtaking. And if you’re curious about the evolution of this hugely influential vehicle, if you can’t help wondering how it grew from a (relatively) tiny, spartan utility vehicle to a garish, Mercedes-starred behemoth.
Check out these behind-the-scenes images and concept art from upcoming animated film Mars Needs Moms.
Based on the 2007 children’s book by Berkeley Breathed (best known for his long-running comic strip “Bloom County”), the story features a young boy who must come to his mother’s rescue when she’s kidnapped by martians.
“Pivo”, Nissan's concept car is introduced at Nissan's Gallery on September 30, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. “Pivo” is an electric car in which the direction of the cabin moves 180 degrees, therefore, when making a turn in a different direction, it simply needs to move the cabin without moving the car. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Mazda Motor introduces the company's concept vehicle, Taiki during the press day of the 40th Tokyo Motor Show at Makuhari Messe, on October 24, 2007 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
March 11, 2008 Swiss car manufacturer Rinspeed made quite the splash at the Geneva Motor Show with its innovative sQuba, a fully functional submersible concept car that cost $1.5 million to build. (Photo by Rinspeed)
Toyota Motor unveils a concept car the “PM”, is on display at a press preview for the Tokyo Motor Show in Makuhari, east of Tokyo October 23, 2003. PM is a single seater personal vehicle whose cabin posture changes from upright to reclined as speed increases. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Bulgarian Twin designers Branimira Ivanova and Desislava Ivanova from Sofia-based studio Gemelli Design have sent us renderings of two innovative bathrooms concepts, “H2O in Geometry” and “An Oasis in a Sandstorm”.