Apple weren’t always the tech giant that they are today. Back in 1980 at the dawn of the home computer era, and for the next 25 years, they were a small nerdy company making nerdy things for nerdy people.
However Apple did manage to break free form their nerdiness briefly with their sponsorship of the Porsche 935 K3 racing car run by actor Paul Newman at the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours, which (perhaps unintentionally) practically writes its own to pork and apple puns.
This wonderful homage to the forgotten Apple Computers Porsche 935 K3 comes from serial bloggee Simon Przepiorka, who has captured both the car and its rainbow livery brilliantly in Speed Champions style.
Both Porsche and Apple have gone on to much bigger things since 1980, one almost pioneering the sports-car-turned-SUV craze (boo) and the other managing to sell basically the same phone for ten years at increasingly ludicrous prices (also boo).
We’ll stick with Apple and Porsche c1980 then, and you can too via the link above.
Rumour has it that Apple are apparently hard at work developing an autonomous car for production, and are headhunting the best minds at Google, Tesla and other tech and automotive leaders to help them accomplish it.
This is genuinely exciting, as Apple have – and we know this next sentence is probably going to irk some Apple fans – launched the square route of jack shit since the passing of Steve Jobs. No, a slightly bigger iPhone and a slightly slimmer iMac don’t count.
Anyway, if Apple do manage to bring their autonomous vehicle to market we hope it’ll look something a bit like this hovercar from MOCpages’ Jerac. Only in white of course.
Suggested to us by a reader, there’s more to see at Jerac’s MOCpage via the link above.
If Apple made futuristic tanks, they’d probably look like this. mondayn00dle‘s remarkably clean ‘Winter Moon’ Tachikoma can be found on Flickr, along with a link to the epic artwork by ‘FlyingDebris’ that inspired it.