Catch our coverage from the 2014 Techno Classica Essen.
There is a reason why I LOVE attending the Techno Classic in Essen… it’s all the cool classic cars! Yup, the quality of the cars on display here and that fact that all the major German car makers are here – at the factory level, makes this show a MUST SEE event each year. It’s the worlds largest classic car show(so says Siha, the organizers) held in Europe. I believe it. I always have … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST tours the National Auto Museum of Italy, in Turin.
I had read so many good things about this mega museum and it did not disappoint! After the Geneva Auto Show, I headed South to this museum(and to a few other museums) thru Monte Blanc tunnel. That tunnel crossing was the most I have ever paid for a toll, 43 euros one way! But there really isn’t any other way around that mountain range.
I was really impressed with this museum! I think it’s … CONTINUED
The very first BMW Art Car, a BMW 3.0 CSL, designed by American artist Alexander Calder, will be a key highlight of a class of BMW 3.0 CSLs at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The class will include both the winners of the 1975 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 1976 Daytona 24 Hour race. BMW Group Classic will showcase the heritage of the BMW 3 Series in a display that will feature a first-generation 3 Series in the US, the 320i, as … CONTINUED
The BMW Group and publisher Hatje Cantz are pleased to present the first comprehensive publication about the legendary BMW Art Cars. The richly illustrated book presents a unique overview of the history of this automotive collection, launched in 1975, and designed by major modern and contemporary artists. Various portraits and interviews provide an insight into their creative processes while giving a descriptive account of the historical development of the collection.
For over 40 years, the BMW Art Car Collection has fascinated art and design enthusiasts … CONTINUED
This Museum is in the sleepy town of STAVELOT. The Spa Francorchamps race track is down the road from here a few kilometers. I guess my words of wisdom would be not to expect much. The museum is decent, but it is small and on the grounds of an old Abbey. There are also a few other museums located in upstairs in the Abbey. One of which is a puppet museum. Needless to say I did not visit it.
When my GPS guided me into … CONTINUED
When my good friend Rudi aka gs/e60/1m? first told me that there will be a huge Porsche exhibit on display in Brussels – I knew I just had to go for a visit! And I am so glad I did!! Never before had I seen such historic cars landmark cars from Porsche! A lot of the cars were on loan by Porsche Museum, but there were also quite a few cars I had NEVER seen before. And as you guys know… I do get … CONTINUED
Hagerty, a leading insurance provider for classic vehicles, has named the F10 M5 as a future classic. They have this to say about the F10 M5:
“A performance-oriented sedan with an old school manual transmission is quickly becoming an extinct species. While more drivers shun the thought of using three pedals, we applaud BMW for keeping this option alive in this segment.”
It’s hard to believe it had been two years since we last visited Classic Remise in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since then they parted ways with the Meilenwerk group and now just call themselves “Classic Remise”. I must say there is something about this place that I just LOVE! I think for anyone car lover worth his salt they should come visit this living museum. The famous Nürburgring is not that far from here. Most of the cars here at Classic Remiseare for sale. Some are … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST moderator David visits the Pantheon Museum in Basel, Switzerland.
The building was smaller than I was expecting, but it still had plenty of cool cars (~80 or so) inside. This place would make a great detour on the way into Switzerland. They have a nice restaurant as part of the Museum and garage storage. From what I could tell most people use this hall to store their classic cars. But the “Pantheon” does own a lot of the cars on display. In fact they … CONTINUED
Bryan’s BMW E30 325is race car is about to exchange owners. Listen and watch Bryan talk about the N.A.S.A Spec E30 race series and his experience racing his beloved BMW 325i, and watching him wheel it around the race track.
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 … CONTINUED
Daniel Falkenberg from Germany owns an exemplar of nearly every BMW 3 Series model. He keeps them in his backyard barn. Have a look at one of the most versatile collections of BMW 3 Series.
“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 … 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 … CONTINUED