Although penned by Frank Stella, the famous abstract and minimalist artist whom painted the second official BMW Art Car following Alexander Calder, this BMW M1 Art Car isn’t the “real deal.” Make no mistake, this M1 Procar is as real as they come, and the lines that trace its panels were designed by Stella himself.
We’re back with our second half of Peter Aylward’s Silverstone Classic race photos, completing a truly inspirational set of images that is sure to encapsulate the essence of the event itself. If the first half of the series wasn’t motivation enough, after 80 incredible images, we’ll struggle to not get credentialed ourselves for next year’s race. Don’t miss the first half of the photos, found here, and be sure to follow Peter Aylward on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The sheer bredth of cars at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is nothing short of breathtaking. From 1920s open-cockpit behemoths, to the fastest Group C prototypes from the mid 1980s, there’s a bit of everything for everyone. Moreover, on track, the cars take on an entirely-new persona, coming to live through motion and sound. However, if you look closely, you’ll find a car or two within the paddock of Monterey that never make it onto the tarmac.
With each passing year, as of late, BMW brings forth a new “Hommage” design study, which blends the future of BMW’s styling with its rich, well-defined past. Incredible examples, such as the 328 Hommage, the M1 Hommage, and of course, last year’s CSL Hommage, help to define where BMW is heading in the future, while recognizing and paying due tribute to the cars that established the brand.
Born in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type, or XK-E as it was sold to the American market, has grown into an automotive icon, holding a unique and nearly-impossible to dispute position as one of the most beautiful cars history has to offer. Beyond is poise and elegance is a car with roots in racing, having derived from Jagaur’s hugely successful Le Mans-winning D-Type roadster.