Happy Bracq Friday! Here at Daily Turismo, we use the day after Turkey day to celebrate French mustache enthusiast and car designer and artist Paul Bracq in a celebration that is known worldwide as Bracq Friday.
Paul Bracq is a French born automobile designer 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 bracqheritage.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.