SHIPPING RECOMMENDATION: “I recommend ordering this limited edition only via the publisher DesignStudioPress. They package this precious book carefully, conserving the passion that went into the design of this product. Well-known online discount bookstores may package it poorly, breaking not only your heart, but also mine.” Daniel Simon, author
THE TIMELESS RACER: EPISODE 1 LIMITED EDITION. Daniel Simon and DesignStudioPress are proud to offer a limited edition of Episode 1. It appeals to collectors and fans who enjoy owning what others don’t. Designed to add a colorful flair to your office or home, it has a soft touch-finished slipcase with a stunning size of about 12.5″ x 15″. It comes with a unique cover design showing the Masucci X-7A with open engine (the unlimited book features the Masucci X-7B closed). The print run is limited to 1113 copies world-wide, stated on both slipcase and book cover with “one of 1113 copies”. The case not only adds a color punch to your book shelve but protects the valuable book for years to come.
THE BEGINNING OF A COLLECTION. The case graphic echoes the livery of the hero’s car, and so will the cases of upcoming episodes, creating a colorful collection on your shelve. “One of 1113″ is stamped on both cover and case.
FOREWORD BY A LEGEND. The foreword has been written by racing legend Jacky Ickx, who raced in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s for many famed teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Brabham or Lotus. He is the only driver to have won in Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans, and the Paris-Dakar rally.
A LOOK INSIDE. Seen here is hero Vic Cooper and the Masucci X-7. Top Gear magazine says on the back cover: ‘After Cosmic Motors and his adventures in Hollywood, this is Daniel Simon’s next big coup.’ Design fans, car enthusiasts, CG addicts and science-fiction aficionados can enjoy Simon’s parallel world through hyper-real renderings, drawings and photography of fictional drivers, managers and beautiful women. This first episode puts three uniquely designed race cars in the spotlight: The 1981 Masucci X-5, the 2027 Masucci X-7 and the 2027 Prideux -Martin MF/27.
A LOOK INSIDE. All three featured cars have their double page of design drawings, here the retro 1981 Masucci X-5, inspired by cars like the Porsche 956 or Jaguar XJR-14. The foreword has been written by racing legend Jacky Ickx, who raced in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s for many famed teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Brabham or Lotus. He is the only driver to have won in Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans, and the Paris-Dakar rally.
A LOOK INSIDE. Vic Cooper sitting on a 1986 Masucci X-5, a car which claimed the life of his father – famed racing star Jay McQuade. Simon worked over 4 weeks on this image alone in 50 megapixel resolution. All designs, photographs, stories, and characters were exclusively invented for this book. The total time invested in this first Episode reaches about 4500 hours. No other vehicles that Simon worked on before have such amount of detail, which explains the decision to bring you this series at an unusual oversize of 12″ x 14″. To keep the book affordable at that impressive size, The Timeless Racer is broken up in Episodes, since Simon wants you not to miss a single screw and stitch.
A LOOK INSIDE. A 50 Megapixel render of the Masucci X-7S and its gas turbine as featured in the book.
CHOOSE YOUR STYLE. There are three editions, so make sure you pick your style! To learn more about each edition and order world-wide, please follow the links in the top menu or watch the video below with author and creator Daniel Simon.
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