Traditionally coming from advertising and internationally known
for his interpretation of Pop-Art into the 21st century,
he masters the balancing act towards abstract art works
characterized by an inspiring alternating tension.
There he goes into the visionary, diffuse with his paintings -
knowing that only the willingness to work
in the unknown enables artistic utopia and freedom.
An artist on the throw-off
Museo Ferrari Maranello, Italy VfB Stuttgart PopArt-Series 125 Years i8 ArtCar „iGlacier” Catherine Palace St. Petersburg, Russia First European Artist Biggest German 2 wheel- and NSU Museum Legends of Le Mans Museum Volkswagen Wolfsburg, Germany National States Museum of Kazakhstan Meet the Artist Traditionally coming from advertising and internationally known for his interpretation of Pop-Art into the 21st century, he masters the balancing act towards abstract art works There he goes into the visionary, diffuse with his paintings - knowing that only the willingness to work characterized by an inspiring alternating tension. in the unknown enables artistic utopia and freedom. An artist on the throw-off.

AUTOMOTIVE MEDIAMIX

The 70's

The 1970’s saw the end of long stretches which no longer met increasing safety requirements, with courses affected including the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps. Racing courses such as Le Mans, Monza and Silverstone were slowed through the addition of chicanes. Efforts to increase protection for drivers were simultaneously accelerated, with fire extinguishers becoming compulsory in 1970 and safety belts in 1971. Regulations for fuel tanks and roll bars were introduced as of 1972.

 

Further technical revolutions followed at the end of the 1970’s, with Renault introducing turbo engines from 1977 which won their first victory in 1979. However, naturally aspirated engines maintained their superiority until 1982. The so-called ground effect was exploited, with sidepods with inverted aerofoils and flexible skirts contributing to the sealing of the gap between the underside of the car and the ground and generating a greater dynamic downforce. Racing cars could, theoretically, drive head down. Audi constructed an engine with anuneven number of cylinders in 1977 and conducted research into 4-wheel drive for production vehicles. The result, the Quattro, would soon be seen at rallies.

 

Major innovations also occurred in road traffic. In Germany, a speed limit of 100 km/h was introduced on roads in 1972. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority launched the penalty point system in 1974, and safety belts became obligatory as of 1976. American cars even included an airbag as a standard fitting by the end of the 70’s.