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      02-09-2018, 03:45 PM   #1
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Cool BMW M2 Art Wrap Car at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

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Have a look at the BMW M2 Art Wrap Car by artist Brad Forsythe currently on display at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

BMW M2 Art Wrap Car



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Maui artist Brad Forsythe has won the National 2018 BMW M2 Art Wrap Design Competition. Forsythe, who submitted three designs, was awarded first and second place in the national competition. All of the design submissions were reviewed on a blind jurying basis and voting was anonymous to ensure fairness.

“We built the M2 track car, but wanted to do something more, so we created the art wrap contest,” said juror Pat Womack. “The winning design is fantastic, and the car turned out great. We’ve had such a positive response. It’ll certainly be a showstopper on the BMW stand during the Chicago Auto Show.”

The juror selection committee was a who’s who of the automotive industry. Judges were legendary racecar driver, Bobby Rahal; Will Turner, President of Turner Motorsports; BMW North America VP of Marketing Trudy Hardy; BMW Group VP of Arts and Culture Dr. Thomas Girst; BMW Car Club of America’s Len Rayburn and driver, racing enthusiast, and general manager Womack.

In addition to having his design reproduced on the 2018 BMW M2 racecar, Forsythe was awarded a two-day M Performance Driving School Experience; his prize also included travel and accommodations to attend the M2 car wrap unveiling in Chicago. A trophy was also awarded during the unveiling.

“What a thrill to have my work selected for the M2 Art Wrap Design,” Forsythe said. “Seeing my work on such a large scale and to represent our island of Maui and the aloha state to BMW enthusiasts around the globe is truly the highlight of my year.”

Forsythe said the winning design was based on one of his mixed media paintings created earlier this year titled “Moving Along.” “I selected a segment from the painting that reads as abstract coloring of the American flag,” he said. “Later I overlaid bold stars to the base art to further convey a patriotic theme. I felt viewers would appreciate a more spirited vibe that goes so well with the power, beauty and sleek design of the BMW M2 exterior.”

Judge Dr. Thomas Girst, VP of Art and Culture based at BMW World Headquarters in Munich Germany said he could appreciate the juxtaposition of the stars with the colorful abstract expressionist background. Forsythe’s art reminds Girst both of the US flag, as well as one of the greatest American art movements, he said.

The winning 2018 BMW M2 art wrap design will be featured at the BMW pavilion in February 2018 at the Chicago Auto Show. The Auto Show is America’s largest automotive exhibition held at McCormack Place convention center in downtown Chicago.

Forsythe has spent a lifetime working in the creative arts field and has been honored with numerous local, regional and national industry awards for creative excellence. Through a variety of collaborations his art has appeared on products far away from his home base in Hawaii ranging from Tuscan made scarves to custom snowboards and skis. In 2014 he began collaborating with legendary surfboard shaper and global brand Jimmy Lewis creating original art used for surface graphics on a series of SUP surfboards. Earlier this year he teamed up with retail chain Honolua Surf Co for an artist series of apparel. He is also currently in discussion to develop an exclusive line of casual beachwear which is expected to debut in 2018.

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      02-09-2018, 07:18 PM   #2
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I'd love to see the other designs submitted
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      02-09-2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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Wrapped art car? I don't know I think for official art car designation you can't go with a wrap.
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I would rock that actually for weekend and track events. That's probably not gonna impress your date.

Edit. just saw the judges panel. Hehehe
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now thats an art car and id rock daily driver
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Bad wrap...
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Looks like Captain America vomited all over that car...no thanks.
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It's like deja vu for sure

Too bad Troy lee wasn't in the battle
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Art car wrap? The last two were lame and this is demonstrably worse. That's really where BMW Art Cars are now, a risk averse wrap?

Get a smock, some buckets, lots paint and brushes and get busy making some damn art on wheels.
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Wow, this is just plain ugly. There are far better renditions of Stars and Stripes they could've selected.
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This is the car that Apollo's son will drive into the arena when he faces Ivan Drago to get revenge for his father.
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Art car wrap? The last two were lame and this is demonstrably worse. That's really where BMW Art Cars are now, a risk averse wrap?

Get a smock, some buckets, lots paint and brushes and get busy making some damn art on wheels.
This was done by a dealership, Laurel BMW.

Over on the BMW AG side...
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I'm more irked about the double spoiler...

Guess they realize giving up a car for few shows for the special paint job isn't cost effective.
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Pretty cool looking. This is my first time seeing a crazy design on an m2. Hopefully I get to see it next weekend!
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I'm not very ra-rah 'merica, but I actually think this looks cool. I'd never wrap my car with it but I'm not really a flashy guy. My M2 is mineral grey after all.
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that is the ugliest, dumbest thing you could do to what is an undeniably beautiful piece of design. if i were german i'd be confused and possibly outraged. imagine a german flag themed expressionist wrap with german coat of arms eagles all over a challenger hellcat at a motor show in munich - that would be really creepy/weird. think about it.
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I agree with most of the above comments. You can still be patriotic and not having everything look SEMA cheese-tastic. I guess if it's a general public contest and you have to submit your design, how else is BMW going to execute it. Not every designer can paint, not every painter can design. To me a true Art Car is an artist physically painting the car, and I guess today there can be a clear coat applied over it to protect it for posterity.

I guess if they don't like it they can always peel it off, LOL. I love the Black rims!

Look we've all seen worse, well almost. Like putting lipstick on a pig, but art is in the eye of the beholder. I guess that's what freedom is, freedom to express yourself no matter how tacky it may be.

And again we must remind ourselves it's a "Art Wrap Car", and I'm sure you would like to see your design chosen as the winner, it was a contest after all. Very Apollo Creed! It's all about showmanship. I'm feeling strong now...
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