Sunday, August 31, 2014

From Tucson - Arizona










The blog spot of the FUN ITALIAN AUTOMOBILES OF TUCSON is sharing:
 "Check out THIS GREAT HISTORICAL OVERVIEW on YouTube produced by Anthony."

The FUN ITALIAN AUTOMOBILES OF TUCSON CLUB has a blog spot for a group of Tucson and Southern Arizona owners of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati and DeTomaso automobiles.

It is a club without fees or dues - just their personal contribution of time, talent, and energy along with others who enjoy any type of Italian cars in their area. They have regular meet-ups and participate in car-related events around the region and also have several "Sunday Drives" planned throughout the year.

Great to see we are sharing THE SAME AWESOME PASSION !

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spider in bird's-eye view 3












Vocal music with text and words can be rather disturbing or distracting while watching picture book images also with text, like in my Fiat Spider picture book.

Plenty reason for me to search for wordless instrumental music, hoping for a better match.
Anyhow, I give it a try in seven new screen savers.

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 4 - Ludovico Einaudi in 'Una Mattina'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 245 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 5 - Ennio Morricone in 'Matrimonio Col Vizietto'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 260 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 6 - Toots Thielemans in 'The Windmills Of Your Mind'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 270 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 7 - Vangelis in 'Bilitis'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 200 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 8 - Irish Panpipes in 'The Town That I Loved So Well'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 260 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 9 - James Kline in 'Turlough O'Carolan'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 235 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 10 - James Kline in 'Si Bheag, Si Mhor'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 235 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .


Like mentioned in my previous post, I built in an important  ' MUTE ' - OPTION in the Settings-box
for all Spider friends who prefer a silent screen saver instead of a musical one.
For installation and configuration instructions, click  Read more >>  below.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Spider in bird's-eye view 2












It took me some time to realize a screen saver identical to the YouTube videos in my former post, showing 30 of the finest pictures from various catalogues and of all versions of the 124 Spider during several decades.

And to make sure that - apart from watching - you will enjoy listening too, I fixed the screen saver up with three different types of easy-listening background music.
To find out what music pleases you best, I've cut a short fragment out of each of the three pieces of music to make your choice easier.

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 1 - Toto Cotugno in 'Cantando'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 190 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 2 - Paul Simon in 'Still Crazy After All These Years'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 200 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

MY FIAT 124 SPIDER SCREEN SAVER 3 - Rod Stewart in 'Sailing'
that can be listened to HERE and the installation file (about 260 MB) can be downloaded  HERE .

For those who enjoy a silent screen saver: I built in a ' MUTE ' - OPTION in the Settings-box.
For installation and configuration instructions, click  Read more >>  below.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Spider in bird's-eye view 1












Although several impressive books and countless articles were written about the history and the "making-of" of the Fiat 124 Spider ( including MY OWN STORY FROM TOM TJAARDA ),
I tried to make a new picture-book in the form of a short bird's-eye view video of my beloved Spider.

In the creative process 30 of the finest pictures from various catalogues and of all versions of the 124 Spider during several decades had to be transformed and worked up graphically to a great extent before it could be used and satisfied my imagination for this nice challenge.

Respectfully dedicated to Pininfarina and Tom Tjaarda.

Fiat 124 Spider - my bird's-eye view 1
Fiat 124 Spider - my bird's-eye view 2 - same movie with different background music.

I am busy to convert the YouTube videos in a screen saver under the condition that it is identical to the YouTube movie you just saw, and that the music can be turned off so it can work silently in the background on your computer or on your notebook.

Note: click the header picture above to admire a larger image (as with most of my header pictures).