Bracq Friday

While the mindless zombie consumers of the world flock to brick-n-mortar stores to pay retail prices for cheaply assembled consumer goods, we at Daily Turismo take a different approach.  Instead of celebrating Black Friday, we celebrate Bracq Friday — a festival of all the good stuff designed by famous French-born designer of German cars, Paul Bracq.

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 Gro├čer 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.