The Manual recently moved into some new offices. And as you might imagine, they are quite manly and stylish. They lacked, though, a certain automotive touch.
As the automotive editor for the site, I was keen to make my mark on the new space. Accordingly, I began digging through the Internet’s series of tubes for the perfect, car-related office accessory.
At first, I was looking at vintage automotive ads. Specifically, ads for old muscle cars caught my eye. But something about displaying a campaign for a Camaro didn’t feel quite right.
Eventually, though, I realized that, while cool, vintage didn’t quite reflect the caliber of cars we review for the site. Accordingly, I’d need to skew new and – ideally – performance oriented.
This took me to speed limit signs. 45 mph, 55 mph, 75 mph: These were fine but a bit pedestrian. I needed something a bit more extreme.
Finally my search brought me to Roundabout Signs specializing in No Speed Limit and Autobahn signs from Germany. Immediately, I knew I had found what I was looking for.
I think Benjamin Kwitek, founder of Roundabout Signs, captured my sentiment for the sign best: “Just thinking about the No Speed Limit sections gets my heart pumping. It’s liberating to push exceptional automobiles to the speeds they have been tested against.”
Apparently, Kwitek and I aren’t the only ones who think these No Speed Limit signs are worthy of display. Jay Leno, Ralph Lauren, Jimmie Johnson, Keith Urban, and Mark Zuckerberg – amongst others – have apparently bought some, too.