Some people like to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving, and here at the Daily Turismo, we agree! But don’t waste your time waiting in line at Best Buy for some piece of electronic gadgetry that will be obsolete in a week — instead, we suggest blowing your hard-earned cash on a piece of automotive art, maybe a classic designed by Paul Bracq? But first, help us find the best cars for this year’s celebration of Bracq Friday.
Paul Bracq is a French born mustache enthusiast who created the
graceful shape of icons like the BMW 7-series, 6-series, E21 3-series, MB W113 SL, W108, W100 (aka 600 or Großer Mercedes) W111, W114, multiple
Popemobiles and the French TGV high speed train. You can read more about the man here on his website PaulBracq.com or a summary of his accomplishments in this Petrolicious article. Oh yeah, he’s also an accomplished painter. Now an octogenarian, he’s created Les Ateliers Paul Bracq in Bordeaux as a full-service restoration shop for the classic Mercedes-Benz cars that he designed in the first place. With a resume like that, we can’t help but assemble a virtual collection of his best automotive work.
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Big thanks to DT’s in house graphic artist and Sous–Chef de Cuisine Kaibeezy for the awesome Bracq Friday art.