• BMW CCA Foundation

    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon February 19th, 2014Comments Off
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    If you are a BMW Art Car fan, this is a really neat book to have in your collection. It is called Mes Pop Cars by Herve Poulain. It isn’t just about BMW Art Cars, but all “Art Cars” done by various manufacturers. The do…wnside to this book, it is in French. However, what is cool is this shows lots of pictures of the first four BMW Art Cars – the artists, the design of the cars, and best of all – pictures from the cars actually racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. These racing pictures are rarely seen of the cars. Most of the time you might see one or two with the artist and then a beautiful static shot of the car in a museum.

    Did you know Alexander Calder designed some helmets for the drivers of the CSL? Did you know Andy Warhol almost painted a 320i turbo instead of the M1? We have included a picture of the two cars he might have done before he put his paint brush on the M1. Not sure who created the helmet with all the BMW Art Car liveries, but it is very cool. Also, look at the Andy Warhol M1 in the race – look how white the front spoiler looks after going through the race. So many great pictures of the first four cars that we normally don’t get to see.

    To see more items in our Archives and Museum, visit our webpage http://bmwcca.pastperfect-online.com/38856cgi/mweb.exe?request=random

    Currently, we have over 7,400 items listed in our database. With approximately 30,000 more items in our backroom and warehouse, it will take some time to process everything. Once a month, we will upload the database to our website. Watch our Facebook page for more featured items or check the Foundation page monthly

    If you would like to contribute any BMW related item to our collection, please contact us, we would love to talk with you.See MoreIMG_1411IMG_1410IMG_1408IMG_1412

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