In 1977 Roy Lichtenstein turned a BMW 320i into a piece of his art that was driven by Poulain and Mignot at Le Mans 24-hour race and finished 9th overall and first in class.
The second Bmw Art Car was created by Frank Stella, an American artist and a passionate motor racing fan, who used a black and white square grid pattern taking inspiration from the technical graph-paper.
Created by American sculptor Alexander Calder for his friend Herve Poulain, the BMW 3.0 CSL became the first piece of art of an exclusive and unique collection.
Bmw is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Art Cars Collection and the 16th Art Car will be unveiled during the next weeks. We take this chance to chronicle the story of this unique collection, with a series of daily articles.
MG Sport and Racing Ltd , the motor sport arm of MG Rover, is going to put some very special cars on sale, including the 2004 SV-R Concept Car.
Caparo, a metal processing multinational, has acquired the Engineering Company Freestream, that recently unveiled the T1 concept vehicle. The new brand will be named Caparo Vehicles Technologies.
Audi has released new teaser images of the next generation of the TT coupé. New updates can be downloaded through a desktop screensaver available from the Audi TT Lounge microsite.
Citroen has created a futuristic concept car for the year 2054, that will be featured in a French Sci-Fi animation movie named "Paris 2054 - Renaissance", directed by Christian Volckman.
Automotive News Europe Magazine publishes an interesting interview to Lorenzo Ramaciotti, ex Chief Designer at Pininfarina, who speaks about design trends and the influences that concept cars have had on production vehicles in the last years.
Franz Von Holzhause, the new Director of Design at Mazda North American Operations speaks about the possibilities offered to young designers by a "nimble" manufacturer like Mazda: more energy and flexibility and less "layers to get through".
The Transportation design students at the Art Center College of Design where challenged by Ford to create an all-new entry-level car with the "small is big" idea in mind.
General Motors Advanced Design won the 2006 Design Challenge, hosted by the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, with the GMC Pad concept, a "flat on wheels".
Ford has released an article about the design process of its new 20 inches wheel that will be featured on a Lincoln teaser vehicle at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
A group of American businessmen is going to resurrect the Duesenberg marque with the Torpedo Coupé, a prestigious sportscar that could be unveiled in 2007.
Ford has just released an interesting article about an internal discussion about design strategies and customer tastes. We report it along with some unseen sketches of the Iosis Concept.
A series of vignettes created by the designers of Honda Research of America, representing poster of imaginary movies reflecting Los Angeles' cultures, lifestyles and images.
Luca di Montezemolo and Sergio Pininfarina announced the winners of the Car Design Competition 'Ferrari: New Concepts for the Myth'.
All the 20 best concepts for the Ferrari of the future, created by automotive design students of four of the most prestigious schools worldwide and exhibited at the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello.
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