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Art Cars

Post by Jager » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:24 am

I realised that I've started to gather a collection of 'Art Cars' - those racing cars that have appeared with one off liveries by famous and not so famous artists, cartoonists and sculpturers.

Here's a few.

1998 Courage C50.....Art car with 'flowers' livery by Japanese painter Hiro Yamagata :

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2010 Aston Martin Vantage GT2.....Art car with livery by French competition winner Thierry Bertrand :

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2013 Morgan LMP2.....Art car with livery by sculpture Fernando Costa :

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2014 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.....Art car livery by competition winner Jonathan Wesley :

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I also have a few more to add in the coming weeks.
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Re: Art Cars

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:48 pm

These are my three 1:43 (BMW) Art Cars:

1989 BMW M3 (E30) Gruppe A -BMW Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson-, by Ixo
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1990 BMW M3 (E30) -BMW Art Car by Ken Done-, by Ixo
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1999 BMW V12 LMR -BMW Art Car by Jenny Holzer-, by Minichamps
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Re: Art Cars

Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:55 pm

The Yin to your Yang Ian...
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Not sure if this counts, but it was a one-off design competition much like the Aston Vantages.
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Re: Art Cars

Post by danny » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:31 am

There where a couple of Porsche art cars at le mans, still waiting for the IMSA performance of last year

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Re: Art Cars

Post by Jager » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:06 am

Thanks Danny. Nice group shot....I just posted details of the Prospeed car in my 'acquisition' thread. The livery was by Belgian graphic artist Loïc Poncelet :

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Here's another I posted this week, the 1994 Venturi, with livery by French artist Arman :

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Re: Art Cars

Post by Jager » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:20 am

....and a couple of older ones from 1977, though I haven't yet discovered who was responsible for the liveies :

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Re: Art Cars

Post by Serafa » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:48 am

I'm a fan of those art cars, specially the BMW M1.
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Re: Art Cars

Post by Jager » Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm

Thanks to Luc, I'm giving this thread a bump.

1986 Porsche 936C - Livery by unknown German artist :

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1995 Mc Laren F1 GTR - Livery by the French sculptor César :

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2015 Aston Martin Vantage - Livery by artist Tobias Rehberger :

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Re: Art Cars

Post by Jager » Thu May 04, 2017 9:54 pm

A few more from my collection that I haven't photographed, so I've lifted images off the net.

1999 Riley & Scott ('Animals' livery by Japanese painter Hiro Yamagata)

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2007 Creation CA07 (Livery by New Zealand artist Mark Olsen) :

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Re: Art Cars

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed May 09, 2018 8:36 pm

Spark Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Flying Lizard Le Mans 2007

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:07 pm

Spark Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Prospeed Competition - Le Mans 2014

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Re: Art Cars

Post by LUW » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:56 am

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Re: Art Cars

Post by Tom » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:14 am

Really like that one, very creative and colourful.

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Re: Art Cars

Post by LUW » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:24 am

Looker, ain't it? Now compare that to the geometric white/black/gray/silver of the latest Porsche/Audi/Toyota prototypes... Image
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Re: Art Cars

Post by Tom » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:28 am

Yes, those might be less adventurous but the clean look has something too. An entire field of art cars would be offensive to the eye.

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Re: Art Cars

Post by LUW » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:13 pm

True, but you don't need to paint every friggin one of them the same friggin way. And we're talking about manufacturers that are continents apart.
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Re: Art Cars

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:17 pm

Spark Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Prospeed Competition - 2011 Le Mans


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Re: Art Cars

Post by LUW » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:10 am

Sorry to say this Gary, but that car ruins your collection :roll:
RUINS it.
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Re: Art Cars

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:08 pm

Spark Porsche 993 GT2 R - Elf Harburthur Racing - 1998 Le Mans

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Re: Art Cars

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Spark Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - IMSA Performance Matmut - 2014 Le Mans

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