Today’s shot of the day comes courtesy of Dave Rook, who snapped this evocative picture of the first ever BMW art car at the UK’s Donington Historic Festival. This 3.0 CSL was created in 1975 and would go on to spawn (at the time of writing) 17 more art car BMWs over more than 30 years.
The #93 art car above was painted by American artist Alexander Calder under commission from French racer Hervé Poulain and went on to race at the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sadly Calder wouldn’t live to see the impact his design had and the legacy of artistic machines that followed, as he died a year after finishing the car. Thankfully for us, his work has been lovingly maintained so that we can continue to enjoy it.