Here at l’art et l’automobile, we are avid race enthusiasts, and as such are watching and waiting patiently for This Weekend’s truly colossal series of racing events. This Memorial Day Weekend, Racing fans have the opportunity to watch three of the most prestigious events in their respective Leagues.
The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 27 this year, is widely considered one of the most important days on the motorsports calendar, starting at 9:00 am is the illustrious Monaco Grand Prix, followed by the Indianapolis 500 at noon, and the day concludes with NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at 6:20 pm, a series of events totaling 28 hours of Racing!
We here at l’art et l’automobile know how we are going to spend Sunday, constantly glued to the TV screen watching these races, but for those of you who are interested in partaking in every aspect of this enormous day of Racing, and as a special bonus, we have collected all of our Monoco, Indy and NASCAR artwork, memorabilia and collectables into one gallery, and are presenting it to you. Feel free to tour the collection here, and perhaps add a few pieces to your collection for race day!
For those of you who are interested in learning more about this enormous day of Racing, we have collected a treasure trove of information for you, to catch you up on the history and importance of it all, and put it all into a fantastically informative article on our Blog, which can be read here. If you want to learn more about the historical aspect of these three races, we highly encourage you check it out.
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The beginning of Automotive sculptures mirrors the development of the automobile itself. The sculptures that came out of the 1890’s and early 1900’s in Europe and America and the artwork were mainly commissioned by race organizers and manufacturers as trophies and awards. Those early pieces were orientated towards usage rather than collection to glorify the product, the driver or the event.
The Louis Vuitton/Razzia Connection.
Louis Vuitton probably does not really need any introduction. It is a pretty well known name, originally recognized for their luxury luggage with the famous LV monogram.