Luxury Outback Stay Offers Unique Benefits to Goway Globetrotters

first_imgNew Goway offer invites guests to enjoy a private helicopter flight and Australian outback dining experience.  Goway Travel is inviting its Downunder guests to enjoy a complimentary 15-minute scenic helicopter flight, plus private dining experience in the Australian outback when they book four or more nights at Longitude 131°. Dedicated to immersing guests in the outback, Longitude 131° takes full advantage of its desert surroundings, offering travellers a unique sensory experience with peerless views of Uluru/Ayers Rock. This is also one of Australia’s richest cultural landscapes, where the native Anunga people have lived for thousands of years. Staying in luxurious, high-ceilinged tents, elevated on red dunes with unobstructed views of Uluru, guests of Longitude 131° can spend their days exploring the region with expert guides, uncovering the complex culture and wildlife of this region. Back at camp, all meals are included, along with an open bar offering premium wines and spirits. Return Ayers Rock airport transfers are also included. Globetrotters who book four nights or more at Longitude 131° with Goway Travel will enjoy a complimentary helicopter flight, plus a private dining experience with dinner on the Dune Top or poolside. The total value of this offer is AU$600 (over US$450) per couple. Bookings must be made by March 31, 2017 to be eligible.last_img read more

Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car and Its Gorgeous

first_img What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) 1 of 4 Next Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) In 1979, iconic artists Andy Warhol was commissioned by BMW to paint a car. This, of course, simplifies the radical result which was the Andy Warhol M1 Art Car — a pop art red and turquoise-painted six-cylinder power racing machine that redefines the term ‘work of art.’ Warhol’s BMW M1 was created for the BMW Art Car Project — an initiative founded by French race car driver Hervé Poulain where a chosen artist trades their canvas for a BMW body. Warhol was the fourth artist selected, following his two decades of meteoric fame, Campbell’s Soup cans, and Marlon Brando silkscreens. Known for dabbling in different mediums (i.e. film, painting, sculpture, etc.), this is Warhol’s only auto canvas.Despite being the fourth Art Car Project, Warhol M1 was the first masterpiece to be painted directly onto the body of the car. Artists before him reportedly used technicians to transfer their scaled works onto the vehicles.Warhol’s inspiration? Speed.Warhol said, “I attempted to show speed as a visual image. When an automobile is really traveling fast, all the lines and colors are transformed into a blur.” Even when the 470 HP M1 is idling does it seem the paint is running down the sides, as if still wet. Compared to the Art Cars before it, from Frank Stella and Roy Lichenstein especially, there is a crude and unpolished rawness to the Warhol M1. It’s straight cool.Rough and organic, the BMW M1 took Warhol less than 30 minutes to paint, which is a testament to the car’s effulgent star power. “I love this car. It’s more successful than the artwork,” Warhol said.More than a pretty hood, the M1 was taken to the track for the 1979 Le Mans race and took sixth overall and second in its class.Modern auto admirers who don’t follow the Bavarian-born BMW closely may have missed this one-of-a-kind masterpiece had it not been for a Munich-based photographer who appealed to BMW to re-shoot the car.Stephan Bauer is a well-known car photographer who travels the world shooting the coolest, sexiest cars of then and now (like this Bentley concept car honoring the maker’s 100th birthday). He entered a competition held by BMW in 2018 and submitted the Warhol M1 as his ‘dream subject’ to photograph (out of the entire archive of classic BMWs). So really, we have Bauer to thank.Bauer took the Warhol M1 to a crumbling brick factory in Cologne for the shoot, highlighting the gritty nature of this beaut. He writes in an Instagram post, “I’ve had some very special moments in my career as an automotive photographer. But getting the opportunity to photograph the artwork of Andy Warhol is something indescribable. Somehow I convinced @bmwclassic to let me photograph the famous BMW M1 Procar painted by Andy Warhol. A true once in a lifetime opportunity.”Bauer’s photos show the M1 sports car in profound detail, as if you are there in person breathing in the smoke and touching the rough paint strokes. The colors also gain dimension, reminiscent of Warhol’s famous Shot Marilyns.The M1 reminds us that we’d much rather keep our art in the garage. Editors’ Recommendations Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style Previous last_img read more