1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hemmings Daily: Warhol Art Car Headlines BMW Exhibit at Saratoga

Here is another article about the Saratoga Auto Museum BMW Show this season featuring the Andy Warhol M1 Art Car, along with Frank stella's M1 Art car also!

Have you marked your calendar to attend the big event in October 2013?    What are you waiting for?  :)
Check this post out:  the first two events have passed,  Saratoga is the third.

And don't forget folks..... the M1 is part of the Baur Family!  Baurspotting is continuing to shamelessly promote the BMW Vintage at Saratoga because:
1)  Baurspotting loves the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and believes that you will too!
2)  BMW is the featured Marque all season long at the Saratoga Museum.
3) We set a record for the most Baurs ever at a US event last year at Saratoga!  With the Warhol and Stella Baur M1s already there, we have a head start to BREAK that record!  Let's do it!
4)  The BMW Vintage and Classic Car Club of America is holding a week long event in Saratoga that starts on Sunday.  Can you imagine what cars will show up for THAT?

OK, end of rant.   :)  

Back to the point of this post..... 

This article below was done by Dave LaChance, Editor of  Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, and it appeared in Hemmings Daily on May 15, 2013.  I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Dave at the Lime Rock Sunday in the Park event last weekend.  


Warhol art car headlines BMW exhibit at Saratoga

 May 15th, 2013 at 8am   |   7 comments 
Photo courtesy BMW.
One of BMW’s famed Art Cars, the BMW M1 created by Andy Warhol in 1979, is the centerpiece of an exhibition of automobiles and motorcycles from the Munich automaker that will be on display at the Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York, through November 3, 2013. Called “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine,” the exhibition will feature an array of BMW pre- and post-war road cars and race cars, and will celebrate 90 years of BMW Motorcycles as well.
Warhol once explained that, with the M1, ”I have tried to give a vivid depiction of speed. If a car is really fast, all contours and colors will become blurred.” He painted the car from start to finish by himself, unlike some other Art Car artists, who worked on scale models and left the painting to assistants. The car was raced at Le Mans in 1979, driven by Manfred Winkelhock, Herve Poulain and Marcel Mignot to a sixth-place overall finish, and second in its class.
Many of the other cars on display at Saratoga have connections with BMW’s competition history. The 328 was BMW’s most renowned pre-war model, dominating the racing scene of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Both a 1938 street version and a 1937 custom-bodied 328 MM (the “Bugelfalte,” or “Trouser-Crease,” roadster), prepared for the 1,000-mile Mille Miglia, will be on display. Other cars with competition history are a 3.0CSL similar to that with which Brian Redman, Sam Posey, Hans Stuck and Alan Moffat won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1975; a 320 Turbo with which David Hobbs scored four victories in the 1977-’78 IMSA GT series, and a counterpart to the M5 sedan that David Donohue drove to the 1994 Super Car Championship. Road cars include a 1935 315/1, a 1957 507, a 1957 Isetta 300, a 2002tii, an M3 GT3 and a Z1 Roadster.
The motorcycles on display range from the first model, an R32 Royal SM1 from 1925, to the company’s current superbike, the  S1000RR HP4. Other examples in the exhibit include a 1928 R63; a 1929 R62 Touring; a 1931 R16; a 1934 R11, with a stamped-steel frame; an unrestored military R12 from 1942, found in a barn in France; a 1955 R25/3 single-cylinder; a 1969 R60/2 German police motorcycle; a 1988 R110 RT; and a 1990 K1, which was once the most aerodynamic motorcycle on the road.
Many of the cars and motorcycles on display are provided by the BMW Museum in Munich and the BMW North America Collection. For more information about the exhibit, visit SaratogaAutoMuseum.com.

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