“A company is like a human being. As long as it goes in for sports, it is fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance.” These were the words of Robert A. Lutz, BMW AG Board Member Sales, back in 1972. They were the words christening the youngest subsidiary of BMW AG at the time, BMW Motorsport GmbH. Today the company is called BMW M GmbH. But it is just as fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance as it was 40 years ago.
The early 1970s were … CONTINUED
Dackelone takes us on another great photo tour, this time of the MeilenWerk Stuttgart (located in Böblingen, just South of Stuttgart – just South on the A81 where it crosses the A8) is a living , breathing car museum! One part hotel, one part restaurant, and one (huge) part a living auto museum and used car dealership! The cars on display are ever changing – no two visits will be alike. Most of the cars here you will find are for sale. Some you can rent … CONTINUED
We take you on a tour of the Classic Coupes exhibit at the BMW Museum.
The BMW Museum has changed up a few of their exhibits. Down at the base of the classic “ball” are three super cars: 1M, 1M Homage and the 1M Concept. All three in red! It is quite a sight to behold.
And upstairs where the “Art Cars” were shown up in the classic “ball” is now a special showing of “classic coupes”. There is a little bit of BMW’s grand past and present … CONTINUED
BMW Classic had a great showing of cars at the Techno Classica Autoshow held in Essen, Germany. The Techno Classica is billed as the worlds largest classic car show. It never dissapoints. At the BMW display area were some great cars from BMW’s glory days (and even some modern models). What makes it all so great is that most of the cars shown were BMW car club member’s cars. See our entire coverage of the Techno Classica below. Enjoy!
BMW Classic presents a new short film “Three of a Kind” which will be premiered this week at the Techno Classica 2012 Show in Essen, Germany.
Three generations of 3 series are featured – the E21 coupe, E31 cabrio and E36 M3 (representing the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s).
BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone recently visited the Klassikstadt in Frankfurt, Germany, a mega warehouse housing an awesome collection of modern and old classic cars, including a large collection of some of the most unique BMWs of the last several decades. As always, he’s brought back a mega gallery of photos, so set aside some time for some browsing.
Here are some beautiful wallpapers for BMW M and M3 fans, from a photoshoot featuring 3 generations of M3s in colors which closely resemble the colors of the classic ///M stripes. Seen in the photos are: Laguna Seca Blue E92 M3, Interlagos Blue E46 M3, and Imola Red E30 M3.
For those curious as to the actual colors of the BMW M stripes, here’s some information on them:
Blue — Pantone Process Blue
Purple — Pantone 268
Red — Pantone Warm Red
blue violett GLASURIT-BMW 4000… CONTINUED
We bring you another great photo tour, this time of the Meilenwerk Classic Remise Düsseldorf, a place were you can go to look at some classic cars, have a nice dinner or lunch, go shopping for car related gifts or have some repairs made on your classic car, hold a classic car show – all in one place. Meilenwerk has set up these classic car centers all over Germany. They are located in: Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and in Zurich (CH).
The Meilenwerk is really a cool … CONTINUED
We bring you our coverage from this past weekend’s Bonhams auction at the BMW Museum, featuring some of the rarest and unique BMWs you have ever (or never) seen. Some of these cars included rare one-off concept cars, such as the 1969 Spicup, Formula racing cars, touring race cars, M1 race car, 328 roadster, production cars, and some unique BMW paraphernalia of times past. This is a must see photo gallery in our opinion!
Josh Clason produces an excellent series, Depth of Speed, focusing on man’s relationship with the automobile. This recent installment captures one man’s (Sky Lund) lifelong obsession and love of the iconic BMW 2002. His passion and attachment to his 2002 is something we all wish our cars would allow us to develop.
The cinematography, story telling, and visuals of the beautiful inka orange 2002 is amazing in this piece. And, we dare you to not want a 2002 of your very own after viewing the feature below.… CONTINUED
Just in time to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the BMW Group’s international cultural commitment, the legendary BMW Art Car Collection can now be seen for the first time within a virtual video tour on the Internet. For the first time, an extensive virtual overview of the origin, history and development of the collection is available on the Internet. In addition to extensive photographic material, a film has been devoted to every single one of the 17 “works of art on wheels”, each of … CONTINUED
Photo tours of anything BMW related is always fun to see, but one containing nearly 400 photos is rare. Check out this mega photo gallery of the BMW Welt and BMW Museum, courtesy of one BMW enthusiast from Oman.
Here’s the best photo tour we’ve seen yet of the BMW Classic Warehouse, officially named the “Mobile Tradition.” Some of our 1ADDICTS members were invited to tour the warehouse and had free reign to snap photos. That they did, without shyness. Check out this most impressive collection of BMW automobiles and motorcycles inside.
The BMW M1 still looks as modern and fresh now as it did when it was originally painted by Frank Stella in 1979, and now its going up for grabs at auction
The car in question is a 1979 BMW M1 which was commisioned by racer Peter Gregg to be painted by artist Frank Stella. This was infact a private owner commisioning the painting of the car, but BMW officially sanctioned the custom work. So, while it is not in BMW’s official collection of Art Cars, it … CONTINUED
Dackelone once again brings us some great show coverage, this time from the Techno Classica Essen show where BMW brings out many of its finest classic and vintage cars. Check out the full large gallery inside.
Quality in automobile construction can only be created where tradition and progress are combined.” The idea of BMW Group Classic can hardly be expressed any better. And even this idea has already developed into a tradition. The concept originates from a BMW advertisement to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the automobile – 50 years ago.
BMW Group Classic coordinates all the activities of the BMW Group which are associated with the history of the company, its products and three brands. The relevant classic activities of BMW, MINI … CONTINUED
50 years ago, BMW had a revolution. It was the initial presentation of the BMW 1500 at the IAA in Frankfurt, a car that began BMW’s so called “New Class” (Neue Klasse).
The New Class was a new line of compact sedans that began with the BMW 1500 and ended in the late ’70s with the famed 2002. The New Class vehicles were the ones who really established BMW for what it is known today, namely small sporty cars. BMW’s skill with creating such cars was instantly … CONTINUED
Perfect Match is a short film made by BMW Classic. The film is all about Jack and his weird search for a suitable replacement for the BMW 1602. The first advance laurels were already awarded at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards towards the end of 2010. A Perfect Match was awarded the Golden Dolphin in the Corporate Films category.