“Today, Apple designer Jony Ive turns 47. One of the threads of his incredible career has been a passion for hot wheels,” Buster Heine reports for Cult of Mac.

“Before going on to become one of the world’s most famous designers, Jony Ive went to London’s Central Saint Martins Art School fueled by an early passion to design cars,” Heine reports. “Eventually, though, he took a detour that led him to revolutionize design in personal technology.”

“Apple hasn’t gotten around to making an iCar yet, but Jony’s passion for automobiles is still revved up and cruising for thrills,” Heine reports. “The famed designer hasn’t been afraid to fork over some fat stacks for a nice car on a whim – even if one of his brutal beauties almost cost him his life – and has gathered a nice little collection of luxury cars over the years.”

Read more, and see them all, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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