Great look back at BMW roadsters by XCAR films.
They cover the the earliest roadsters from BMW, from the 315/1 and 319/1 to the amazing 328 and look at the post war beauty that was the 507 as well as leaping forward in time to the latest generation of roadsters, the Z series.
Ever see the summit of Pike’s Peak? A small group of BMW enthusiasts brings us there in this photo set from their weekend run.
The Brabham BT52 was a Formula One car designed for the Brabham team by longtime Brabham designer Gordon Murray for the 1983 season. The car ran on Michelin tyres and was powered by the massively powerful BMW M12/13 turbocharged engine which in 1983 produced about 850 bhp (630 kW) in qualifying trim, detuned to around 640 bhp (480 kW) for the races proper. Its drivers were 1981 World Champion Nelson Piquet and Riccardo Patrese.
The first turbo-fueled championship winning car in Formula One and highlight at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring (August 9th-11th, 2013) — the Brabham BMW BT52.
“The biggest four-cylinder in the world – a landmark for the city of Munich alongside the Olympic Park. Ergonomically compact inside and clearly contoured outside, it is a boldly conceived experiment and a milestone in the history of architecture. BMW has created space for its expanding business with an administrative centre of the New Class.” (Internal memo, 1973)
Since its official opening on 18 May 1973, the BMW Group Headquarters has become an indisputable icon of architectural history and a permanent feature both of Munich’s skyline and of the company’s corporate image. In spring 2013, 40 years after its completion, a committee of experts voted the building complex designed by architect Professor Karl Schwanzer one of the 15 most spectacular corporate head offices. Alongside the office … CONTINUED
Some sights from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
BMW’s first upper-class Sedan combines driving pleasure and comfort. The first generation of the BMW 7 Series from 1977 became the benchmark for special equipment and luxury.
BMW revisits the iconic 8 Series E31. Does it portend a return of the 8 Series in modern form? We’ll see…
The BMW 8 Series was an entirely new class with V8 or V12 engines, built from 1989 to 1999. It was the most expensive BMW model of that time.
The BMW 8 Series included several inventions such as twelve cylinder engine or steering linked rear suspension. It had a very aerodynamic shape and was the first car with a drag coefficient of less than 0.3.
Photo gallery from the 2013 German Car Fest, which took place recently at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. It is hosted by the BMW Car Club of BC, Porsche Club of America – Canada West Region, and the Mercedes-Benz Club of America – BC Section. It was open to all German cars, and proceeds and non-perishable food donations benefit the North Shore Harvest Project.
My pictures mostly covers the BMWs in attendance, plus a smattering of general pictures from the other makes.