May, 2008 § 3 Comments
This elegant design is a result of a combined effort of Count Carlo Felice Trossi, who bought the chassis of the SSK in 1930, and an unknown English body worker, Wiilie White (coach-builder), who put Trossi’s vision into reality. It has surely earned its name, the Black Prince. This magnificent car is in the famous Ralph Lauren car collection.
Carlo Felice Trossi (born in Biella, Italy, April 27, 1908 – died in Milan, May 9, 1949) was an Italian racecar driver and auto constructor. During his career, he raced for two teams, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo. He won the 1947 Italian Grand Prix, the 1948 Swiss Grand Prix and served as an honorary president of Scuderia Ferrari automobiles. He died at only 41 years of age (brain tumor).
May, 2008 § 4 Comments
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Since 1975, prominent artists from throughout the world have designed BMW automobiles of their times, all making extremely different artistic statements. The fifteen exhibits created for the Art Car Collection until now include works by well-known artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, A.R. Penck, David Hockney, and Jenny Holzer. The Art Cars reflect the cultural and historical development of art, design, and technology.
from BMW Car Arts