I’ve always been enamored with purpose built cars. There is something intrinsically rebellious about the utter disregard for form with complete faith that form will eventually follow. And usually, it does… Often time full out race cars such as the Pierson Bros. coupe are just as thought provoking as full customs such as Cole’s ’36. Form really does follow function.
To me, there is no better example than the use of lightening holes. Drilling big gaping holes in an otherwise smooth and perfect surface sounds a bit ridiculous. But, the very idea of saving a tiny amount of weight to gain a tiny amount of speed sets a tone. No compromises. I love that.
Here is a thread dedicated to that idea alone.