On Thursday, July 16th, in Bruntal, Czech Republic, a special and unique project was born. People from the small Czech village were left speechless as they watched a BMW “Art Car” materialize before their eyes. There have been any number of famous BMW art cars over the years, but this one was the first of purely Czech origin.
The artist responsible for this new creation is famous Czech motorsport artist Tom Havlasek and it was created especially for BP Autosport team driver Mi Vi. His idea was quite clear as he explains, “Nordchleife and BMW. There was no other option but to create an Art Car.” Tom’s response was similar, “I was happy to accept Michal’s offer immediately. Nobody knew how the car was going to look except me, so it was a surprise for everyone, also for Mi Vi. My goal was to express Michal with my traditional, expressionist style,” says Tom, who left his signature on this special M3 E46.
The racecar is being prepared for this year’s VLN series at the Nurburgring. As such, on the left side of the car Tom pays tribute to the legendary “Green Hell.” On the right side of the car, some may recognize the tongue-in-cheek “Hello Titty” logo, which has graced Mi Vi’s helmet for some time and now will match his M3. According to Vi, “The car has a soul. Liveries express the soul of the freak sitting behind the wheel. Tom is an artist and an amateur racing driver, so who on Earth would be able to understand and express my soul better? We are also good friends and I like his motorsport art.“
Vi and his Art Car can be seen, competing on track, at the Hankook 12 Hours of Brno on October 2–3.