Not everyone is an equally popular concept. With me. I love it, the more colorful the better. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I came the news that two classic Porsche 911 art cars are going to be towing sanjose and to be auctioned. I was very impressed by the cars and I started looking for the story behind these cars. It turns out to be a project by one Alain Authier. Living in beautiful and also French-speaking Quebec (Canada), this man saw the perfect “canvas” in the iconic shape of the 911.
Porsche Art Cars Project
Well, at first Alain didn’t have the idea of making art cars at all. No, he was annoyed with his deadly boringly designed coffee machine and therefore asked artist Claude Le Sauteur if he did not want to paint it. Claude was clear: “I have better things to do dude!”. But Alain could not be caught for one hole and later came back with a new idea: “A classic Porsche 911 then?”. And so it happened. Masterpiece I was born in 2006. This will eventually lead to a project with the aim of creating a total of 8 nine-elves. A different artist from Canada will create a design for each car. These designs are then applied to the Porsches (all of the G-series, classic driving test) by the skilled hands of Yves Thibault. Absolute craftsmanship, knowing that Yves has to apply the 2D designs of the artists on a 3D surface. Also, remember that this is not a wrap that comes out of a printer. The Porsches actually enter the spray booth and are provided with an eternally permanent work of art. Even the Porsche emblem on the wheels cannot escape it.
This Porsche 911S is therefore designed by Claude Le Sauteur and in my opinion immediately the most beautiful. Claude Le Sauteur, who died in 2007, was an artist who started out as a freelance graphic designer and eventually progressed to become the director of a large marketing company. He was so satisfied with the end result that he still painted Alain’s coffee machine. Had Alain still succeeded! And he, in turn, was also delighted with the end result that he decided that this should be followed.
According to the website on this project, there should be eight Masterpieces by the end of 2015. Today, now 2016, the counter is on four copies. A fifth copy should be under construction, with Marc Séguin as the designer. This artist is in an area where some will wonder what the best man is thinking. It is not quite my street either. Still, I hope the project did not die a silent death. That’s why I emailed Alain to ask about the flag.