Automotive Time Travel

The Old New World Project

This video below is nothing short of amazing, a “photo-based animation project” that offers a “travel back in time with a little steampunk time machine.” The animator, Alexey Zakharov created the animated short by combining old historical photographs, modern CGI techniques and some amazing artistic skill.
The reel includes New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore – as well as a view of Detroit in 1908, right after the two minute mark. It’s of the old Morgan & Wright Rubber Company on the riverfront. It became the Uniroyal Tire plant next to the bridge to Belle Isle. Although various plans for the spot have been floated, the site today sits without development.

View additional still images here.