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Automechanika 2019 Calendar Is How Rampant Imagination Expresses Itself

How about a world where the sky is filled with clouds made of car polish? Skyscrapers made of filters? Hills made of tires and lifting platforms acting as bridges for vehicles made by combining car parts in ways they were never meant to be combined in?
Automechanika 2019 calendar, February 14 photos
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You can see this entire insane world in the 2019 Automechanika calendar, thanks to the insane imagination of German artist and photographer Rafael Neff.

Automechanika has grown in the past 25 years to become the world’s biggest trade fair for aftermarket parts suppliers and manufacturers. Thanks to its status, the organization had access for this project to the support of 23 big players of the automotive industry, including Continental, Recaro, Tenneco or Hella.

With their support, and making full use of Neff’s vivid imagination, Automechanika combined photographs of hundreds of car parts into a digitally-enhanced visual symphony.

These hundreds of parts were blended together to create weirdly-shaped double-decker buses, hardcore construction equipment and even flaming hot rods.

All you see in the photos above is made of car parts and accessories. Even the clouds, sand and water have been reinvented by creating them out of paint, car polishing wadding and oil binder.

The stated goal of Automechanika was to “capture the industry’s visions for the future and stage them in the form of spectacular vehicles.”

“The calendar’s modern look offers a good fit for our products in the field of vehicle electronics and e-mobility, which are also playing a growing role in the aftermarket,” said in a statement Olaf Henning, Mahle’s head of aftermarket. Mahle is one of the companies that supported the project.

This is the fourth year the organization teamed up with Rafael Neff. Just as the previous projects made by the two, this calendar is a limited edition as well.

Unfortunately, the official website for the calendar is down at the time of this writing, so we are unable to tell you how limited, who will get it and why.

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