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 …

1957 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance

1957 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance

The ill-fated Arnolt Bolide that raced at Sebring in 1957. S.H. "Wacky" Arnolt co-drove this car with Bob Goldich. Goldich was at the wheel when he entered the "esses" and hit one of those large 55-gallon oil drums that lined the circuit. He flipped the car several times breaking his …

Gulf Ford GT40 at Sebring in 1969.

Gulf Ford GT40 at Sebring in 1969.

J.W. Automotive fielded two Gulf Ford GT40’s at Sebring in 1969. Both cars were considered to be ancient by racing standards but the team would win with the #22 GT40 driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver. The #23 team GT40 in this photo was driven by David Hobbs and …