Color Week Yellow and Blue | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Yellow and Blue | Day one

While digging through my picture archives, I became aware of having many pictures that have one thing in common: matching color schemes. It really is interesting how some color combinations can be found whichever country you go to. This week I’m going to feature a selection of pictures containing the bright colors Yellow & Blue.

To make it more interesting, the pictures are sorted by age, starting off with the oldest and progressing to more recent shots during the week. Three topics are going to be covered every day: matching backgrounds, race cars and other vehicles.

Day one | Matching backgrounds

Let’s start the week with a road sign pointing to the famous high speed proving grounds in Nardò / Italia, now owned by Porsche Engineering.

dbs yellow and blue Proving Ground Nardò | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Next to the entrance there is a billboard displaying various records that have been set here, in the very south of the country. Unfortunately I can’t show you pictures of the cars we tested while I was working there, because I signed a non-disclosure agreement that is still valid. Sorry about that!

dbs yellow and blue Proving Ground Nardò | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Day one | Race cars

Living very close to Kyalami and just 20 minutes from Zwartkops raceway, it was just a matter of hopping in the car on the weekend to see what’s going on at the tracks. This yellow and blue Porsche 924 was entered in a transaxle Cup race featuring 924, 944 and 928. Don’t forget to check out the 962 hiding in the background.

dbs Yellow and Blue Porsche 924 Cup race car Zwartkops Raceway ZA | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

And in case something goes wrong, medical assistance will be there to help you in no time. Mind you… Zwartkops is a rather small track 😉

dbs Yellow and Blue Zwartkops Raceway Medical Assistance| Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Day one | Other vehicles

Heading down to the Indian Ocean from Johannesburg, we often got stuck behind the lorries that are carrying mining products or scrap to the harbors. Driving one of those top-heavy lorries on the windy roads sure is a challenge for the driver!

dbs Yellow and Blue Scrap Lorry ZA | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Durban has a colorful fleet of taxis and cabs, mostly consisting of Toyota Hiace Siyaya vans. But every now and then you can spot something unique. Even better if it is the car known to people in Germany as THE TAXI: the mighty and virtually indestructible Mercedes-Benz W123. In my opinion, the bright blue with white wall tires sure looks a lot better than the German color Hellelfenbein (light ivory).

dbs Yellow and Blue Mercedes-Benz W123 Taxi Durban ZA | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Stay tuned for more Yellow & Blue tomorrow!