“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.
See our photo gallery from the “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine.” exhibition at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
A few months ago, I flew home to the East Coast (Washington, DC) to visit my family. While there, a good friend of mine suggested I go visit the Simeone Auto Museum up in Philadelphia, PA. I had never heard of the place. But, I am always up for a good auto museum. So… off we went to Philly. I thought if nothing else… we would get in some tasty cheese steaks.
The Museum is relatively new. I think it opened back in 2010-ish and in 2011 it was declared one of the best automotive museums in the USA! What I really liked about the museum was EVERY car ran. Everything. The staff starts up the cars every week… and they even encourage people to come … CONTINUED
Photos from the 2013 Beverly Hills Concours d’Elegance held on June 16, 2013.
Road and Track shares their top 7 picks for the best 3 Series / M3 ever made.