From legendary supercars to prototypes, automotive cutaways don't get any better than this.
It is December 25, and the Motor1.com family is enjoying a peaceful Christmas with family. Our best wishes go to readers around the world, and as we’re unwrapping gifts, our auto-wired brains can’t help but unwrap some of the amazing Kimble cutaway drawings we’ve shared over the past couple years, courtesy of the best automotive cutaway artist of all time. Of course, we’re talking about David Kimble – a dedicated motoring enthusiast and extremely talented artist with a career spanning five decades.
We’ve had the good fortune to speak with Kimble and get an up-close look at his handiwork through numerous high-resolution scans – each one a unique example of automotive art to the highest degree. As with any such creative endeavor, the true artistry is found in the details and Kimble never fails to deliver. Look closely at the cars in the above slideshow and you’ll see camshaft sprockets under the hood, or stitches in leather seats. Look real close, however, and you’ll see threads on lug studs and weld marks on frame supports. Things you’d never notice at a passing glance are faithfully recreated, and Kimble does it all the old fashioned way – with pencil, paint, and canvas.
We can’t think of a better time to revisit some of the incredible David Kimble cutaway art we’ve shared over the last two years. Between gift-exchanges and dinner, we invite you to spend a few moments with some of the coolest cars ever built, recreated in painstaking detail and presented in a way few people have ever seen.