"With the advent of the motor-car the poet, painter, intellectual, was no longer a passive recipient of technological experience, but could create it for himself." (Banham, Theory and Design, p 102) 

"We declare that the splendour of the world has been enriched by a new beauty - the beauty of speed. A racing car with its bonnet draped with exhaust-pipes like fire-breathing serpents -- a roaring racing car, rattling along like a machine gun, is more beautiful than the winged victory of Samothrace." (Second Futurist Manifesto)