BMW M1 Procar Racer – BMW Art Car #4, Andy Warhol – 1979

BMW M1 Procar Racer - BMW Art Car #4, Andy Warhol - 1979

Sometimes the only way to high art is through deep pockets.

Perhaps this occurred to Andy Warhol when BMW asked him to paint its M1 Group 4 race car in 1977. Warhol, already a superstar, was constantly fascinated with the melding of the commercial and the artistic. BMW was happily …

365.002 280Z Project Potential

365.002 280Z Project Potential

For my second photo of this year’s Project 365, I post an image of my 1978 Datsun 280Z. I’ve had this car and enjoyed it since college. One of my first cars, a Ford Probe, had received damage to the engine head (which a friend of mine and I later …

Buick GSX – 1970

Buick GSX - 1970

The 1970 Buick GSX marked a 6-year march to automotive legend.

Starting in 1965 Buick fitted the largest V8 parent company GM would allow it to fit in the Skylark intermediate, a 400 CID (6,555 cc). Incidentally, the engine was actually a 401 CID (6,570 cc), and was rated at …