Are you wondering why we're sending you a picture of a car? Isn't this e-letter meant to be about something to do with cellos? Well, of course, it's a cello car! It was designed by Sammy Kim who is a student at the Royal College of Art in London. Obviously Sammy Kim is a very sensible man who has got his priorities straight because it's a car just for a cellist and his or her cello - there's no room for any other passengers!
Sammy said he decided to design the cello car because he loves music and he's always thought that the cello is quite a large instrument to carry around. (You've probably noticed that too ;-) ) You'll be pleased to hear that the cello car is environmentally-friendly because it's an electric car powered by batteries and so it doesn't emit lots of nasty fumes.
So far the cello car hasn't been built :-( but Sammy has kindly let us have the designs here to show you. Sammy first made hand-drawings and then used 3D modelling on a computer to show what the car would look like. If you look at the drawings below, you'll see that the cello fits in the car alongside the driver.
When you've looked at Sammy's designs, you might be inspired to design a vehicle of your own to transport your cello. Send your designs to littlecellist.com and we'll put them on the website!
A computer-generated image of the cello car in front of
the Royal Albert Hall (famous for the BBC Proms)