Nostalgic Wednesday: THE FERRARI 288 GTO Evoluzione

the Evoluzione Project

the evoluzione project

I don’t know where to start, but I will say that the Ferrari F40 is just too awesome in epic proportions of all time!!! (Insert Kanye West). A car that needs no introduction is the F40, for the car itself is already an introduction.  Rated by many automotive enthusiasts as one of the greatest super cars ever built. The F40 was the last car commissioned by the late Enzo Ferrari, built to celebrate 40 years of production at Maranello.

born to be wild

To most, the F40 is the titan of Ferraris, the late Enzo’s last hurrah, his Mona Lisa! Sorry to break hearts but, as much as I adore the F40, it is a rehash of our today’s Nostalgic Wednesday topic. I know it’s a bold statement to say but it is a known fact that the F40 was built as a downgraded road worthy version of the 288 GTO Evoluzione.

Nostalgic Wednesday: The Alfa Romeo 155 TI V6 DTM

So while playing GranTurismo and thinking of what would be a good topic for Nostalgic Wednesday, it dawned upon me, my love for the original DTM cars!!! Meanwhile I was having a debate with my good ol’ friend about what would be an all-time favorite DTM car. As much as I love the Mercedes 190e and the BMW e30 m3, there is another that I have a special kind of love for, the Alfa Romeo 155 TI V6 racecar.

Nostalgic Wednesdays: Mercedes Benz 190e 2.5 EVO II

japanese gangster holding an ax

For today’s Nostalgic Wednesday, I’m honored to share one of my favorite cars of all time.

Ahhhh yes…the Mercedes Benz 190e EVO II. Whenever I hear EVO II, all  I picture is a high-rise fiber glass spoiler on a “baby benz”(i don’t know, it must be the ricer in me..the fat evo wing kit ya know).


Nostalgic Wednesdays: Andy Warhol BMW M1 Lemans

Are cars considered art?

If you guys are familiar with Jeff Koon’s 2010 M3 GT2 art car, there were 16 German canvases before it. Out of the 17 BMW art cars created by famous artists, there is one that stands out; Andy Warhol’s BMW 1979 M1 Lemans art car.

Andy Warhol; an American artist, film maker and also a leading figure in the visual art movment known as pop art, was given a blank 1979 BMW M1 lemans track car as a canvas. His goal was to portray speed pictorially such that all lines are blurred as if the car was moving  fast. REALLY Fast.

It took him 23 minutes to complete the whole car, painting it with brushes and stroking it with his hands to give it a little love (his personal touch).

The car totally flowed with all its hard lines and choice of color and strokes. You will notice the detail upon looking closely.

Some say it looks like a United Colors of Benetton track car, some say it’s a copy of van Gogh’s Seascape at Saintes-Maries on a lambo with kidney grills.

When asked if he (Warhol) was satisfied with his finished work, he replied “I love the car; its better than the work of art itself.”

Then my previous question was answered and confirmed by an iconic artist; Yes, cars are works of art on wheels.

The car was raced once on the  24 Hour LeMans in 1979 driven by Manfred Winkelhock (German), Herve Poulain and Marcel Mignot (both from France); it placed 6th overall, and 2nd place in class.

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