Thursday, November 28, 2019

Find Cars for Bracq Friday

Get ready for Bracq Friday.  Yes, you read that correctly, 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 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.

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  1. My first Mercedes was a 1998 W115 250 loved it. Later came a W114 1970 250c both had giant Marchal driving lights & euro headlights - good times. If you wanted your girlfriend could blow dry her hair using only the round dash vents with the fan on high they moved so much air ...

  2. With a resume like that, we can't help but assemble a virtual collection of his best automotive work.


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