Bracq Friday 2019

Some people spend the day after Thanksgiving in a Turkey meat induced food coma, some people shop till they drop in person, and still others shop till their cell phones run out of battery…but here 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 Großer Mercedes) W111, W114, multiple Popemobiles and the French TGV high speed train. You can read more about the man here on his website 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.