Over the years, BMW’s art cars have been... interesting. For instance, last year’s car had images of itself all over it in a strangely narcissistic, minimalist way. The most recent didn’t even have art on it. But this art car from Team Larbre Competition for the 24 Hours of Le Mans just blew BMW out of the water.
Formula One’s grid in recent years has been 50 shades of mind-numbing grey, which Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul described to Motorsport.com as embarrassingly ugly. So, Renault wants to fix that, starting with a new bright yellow car and hopefully following up with a series of art cars.
Google’s new fleet of self-driving bubble-mobiles are finally taking to the roads around the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, and Google is giving artists a chance to turn them into rolling works of art.
Miami /Munich. The BMW Art Car by Jeff Koons will celebrate its North American premiere and will be exhibited in a pavilion in the Botanical Garden next to the fair.
Welcome to another chapter of the BMW Art Car series, where we look at the intimidating yet minimalistic approach of Jenny Holzer’s project, using a BMW V12 LMR as her starting point.
The Simpsons' Mr. Burns once famously said of his unflattering portrait "You know, I'm no art critic, but I know what I hate. And... I don't hate this." Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Voyager Art Van offers a lot not to hate, and it's up to you to say whether that includes its price.
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Star Wars fangasm contender Pontiac may not be officially sanctioned by George Lucas, but it's sure a hell of a lot more fun to look at than The Phantom Menace. Of course, it's completely up to you whether it's worth the price of admission.
Back in 2008, I conned Make: magazine into sponsoring me and three other car guys and artists to enter a car in the 24 Hours of LeMons. The way I convinced them was pretty simple: car people and DIY/maker people have lots in common, but the two groups don't have as much interaction as you'd think they would. I'd like…
In the art-car world, the entry-level project is to simply glue a bunch of crap to your car. It doesn't take too much skill or effort, and can really inject some personality in your rusty '93 Corolla. If you actually have a vision and some talent, it can even turn out pretty cool. The one hard and fast rule, though,…
Know what's awesome? BMW's art cars, which combine huge artist's names with bright colors and plenty of Ms. Know what else is awesome? E30 M3s that still get raced. That means this car, built by a Jalopnik reader and destined for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, will blow your mind.
Not all of the vehicles present at last week's Burning Man Art Conference and Business Workshop were RV campers inhabited by radical CEOs. Some of the things-on-wheels that people drove around the desert were actually quite artistic and inspired! This fire-shooting steampunk octopus, complete with moving arms and…
Although we would argue every BMW 3.0 CSL ever produced was a work of art, this particular example was the first to be used by an artist as a canvas. Alexander Calder was asked by friend and racing driver Herve Poulain to leave his mark on this 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL which was to be raced at Le Mans. This CSL was one of…
Art isn't just a guy with no arms and no legs hanging on your wall. And as today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Lincoln Limo proves, it's also in the eye of the beholder.
You see all sorts of desert pirate ships at Burning Man, but most of those machines can't roll on public roads. Come to Denver, however, and you might find this Chevrolet-truck-based vessel raising the Jolly Roger in your rear-view mirror!
Denny Hulme's 1969 Can-Am victory in a McLaren M8B was one of the high points of motorsport for enthusiast Bob Rubin, who commissioned artist Chris Gilmour to make this amazing full-scale M8 from cardboard and hot glue.
Michael Jackson and Bubbles the chimp.
Alexander Calder, 1975 3.0 CSL.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's one for the Mustang purists!