BMW's Art Cars have provided canvases for top artists since 1975.

The BMW Art Car Collection was kicked off by French racing driver Herve Poulain in 1975 who invited Alexander Calder to "design a car that married artistic excellence to an already perfect object" – in this case the BMW 3.0CSL Le Mans challenger. 

Other high points included the Alexander Calder-designed 3.0CSL from 1975, a 1995 David Hockney BMW 850i, and Jeff Koon’s striking BMW M3 GT2 racer of 2010.