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    ETC: Lamborghini Aventador art car features every color of the rainbow
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    With a catalog packed with shades of orange and yellow, the Lamborghini Aventador doesn't shy away from bright colors. But the stock palette still pales in comparison to this latest art car. This technicolor Aventador Roadster was created by Franco-American artist and musician Duaiv, who ...

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    Official: Opel brings in Valentino Rossi, Bryan Adams to jazz up the Adam
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    Every notice than when an automaker brings in a fashion designer or celebrity to "design" one of its cars – and by "design", we mean give them fancy paintjobs – it's almost always a European city car? If it's not a Mini for the Life Ball, it's a special Renault Twingo, a '60s-style ...

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    ETC: This Auto Aerobics car art ties our brains in knots like pretzels
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    We like cars, and we like art. Naturally, Chris Labrooy's Auto Aerobics series - computer-generated images of some seriously contorted 1968 Pontiac Bonnevilles floating in mid-air - instantly clicked with us. If the Pontiacs weren't floating or hollow, we could be fooled into believing the image ...

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    ETC: Piston Head show exhibits contemporary car art in Miami
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    Those close to Miami, Florida, next week have an opportunity to check out Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile. The exhibit of fourteen unique reimagined automobiles "will reflect art's longstanding relationship with the car as a cultural icon and fetish object replete with physical and ...

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    ETC: Knit VW New Beetle Convertible is a real stitch
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    Well, now we've really seen everything. At the ninth Volkswagen Sunshine Tour, an annual gathering of thousands of Beetle lovers, the "most beautiful beach Beetle of the Year" award went to this New Beetle Convertible enrobed in 40 kilograms – that's about 88 pounds – of colorful, ...

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    Official: Volvo makes the XC60 disappear into art
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    For the last few years, Volvo has set up an art display in the Zurich, Switzerland central train station called the Volvo Art Session, allowing select artists – both established and up-and-coming – to create temporary exhibits with one of Volvo's products acting as the centerpiece. ...

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    Official: BMW brings burlesque, Warhol, M1 and 6 Series Gran Coupe to Paris Photo LA
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    BMW has worked with Paris Photo for ten years. This year, the photography exposition lands in Paramount Studios in Los Angeles for the first time, and BMW is not only coming with it, the Bavarians are bringing the most famous Art Car of all: the 1979 M1 painted by Andy Warhol. For those attending ...

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    Video: How to make art prints with your BMW M6
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    Matt Mullins has done everything from stunts in movies to driving with the United States secret service, but the BMW Performance Driving School chief instructor has never done this before. "This" in this case is creating postcards using a BMW M6 as the printing press. A pressurized ink system ...

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    Video: Tour BMW's Art Car collection with EVO
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    The last time we heard from EVO magazine's Henry Catchpole he was drifting a Caterham Supersports through the snow up the side of a French mountain. There's more to the Scotsman than mad antics, it seems. After studying philosophy and art history, the final hurdle to getting his degree was ...

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    Video: Acura's ILX Hybrid gets all ate up with LED lighting
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    Acura has paired its 2013 ILX with the band Metric on its U.S. tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior. Creating the LED light show took 4,600 hours, that was for ...

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    Video: You can catch more flies with a Mercedes-Benz
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    The intersection of automobiles and art is always an interesting locale, and one french sculptor has spiced things up a bit with a Mercedes-Benz covered in flies. The premise sounds a bit shaky to be sure, but artist Natacha Mercier says the concept was inspired by something she witnessed back in ...

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    Official: Porsche plasters 2M faces on Cayman to celebrate Facebook milestone [UPDATE]
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    We all know what happens when Porsche and social media collide; the world gets another art car. As you may recall, the German sportscar manufacturer created a special version of its 911 GT3 R Hybrid when it crested one million fans on Facebook last February. Now, one year later, Porsche has ...

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    Official: Renault gets creative with Twingo art cars
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    Art cars are becoming de rigeur once again, but while most automakers getting in on the action contract painters of some sort or another to spruce up their products, Renault has gone in a slightly different direction for its latest project. To celebrate the arrival of its new Twingo hatchback, ...

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    Artist createst indelible Camaro graphics with Sharpie markers
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    Remember the Sharpie Lamborghini Gallardo from 2007? A Chevrolet Camaro has been given a similar treatment courtesy of Maryland-based professional pinstriper Chris Dunlop. Stepping away from his cans of paint and fine brushes, Dunlop has created two magnificently detailed Sharpie tapestries where ...

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    Frank Stella's BMW M1 art car finds a new home in the Hamptons
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    Art cars are growing in popularity, with a number of automakers and their subsidiaries getting on board the trend. But BMW is where it all started. The German automaker has been at it since 1975. A good blogger's dozen of them have been commissioned for BMW over the years, and every one of them ...

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    Where some see the hood of a Porsche 911 GT2, others see a canvas
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    The difference between an artist and any other person is not about skill or ability to wield whatever instruments are required to render their work, it's about how an artist perceives things around them. So while most of us may look at, say, the front hood of a Porsche and see a hood, an artist ...

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    Ford takes art to the street with Focus in Glasgow
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    Though several automakers have celebrated their centenary recently, most haven't been around that long. Ford has, though, and not only that, it's been in the UK for 100 years, too. The Blue Oval has set to staging a series of celebrations to mark the occasion, culminating in the Ford Centenary ...

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    Alfa celebrates economical new MiTo with Louise Dear art car
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    Make no mistake about it, ladies and gentlemen: the era of the Art Car has returned, and it's returned in a big way. Not only has BMW been showcasing its own extensive collection with a special online gallery, Force India has commissioned the first Formula One art car. Need more proof? Tesla had ...

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    BMW opens Art Car collection to the public with virtual gallery [w/video]
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    Nobody does Art Cars quite like BMW. Others try, from time to time, sure. But over the past 40 years, the Bavarian automaker has collaborated with world-renowned artists to create no fewer than 17 unique art cars, each a work of art in its own right. One of the things we love the most about ...

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    Force India does the art car thing with an F1 racer
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    Far and away, BMW has commissioned more Art Cars than any other manufacturer. But the German automaker doesn't have exclusive purview over the realm, and this one is quite different. This is the first art car based on an F1 racer. The Force India team commissioned renowned automotive artist ...

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