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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.

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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

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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.

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What exactly is BMW Group Classic?

04/09/2011 at 7:00 PM
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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

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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

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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.

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Bigblogg has provided another exclusive look into the most impressive closed-to-public BMW Classics Warehouse. Link to gallery inside.

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Autoblog was recently given a private behind-the-scenes tour of the multi-story BMW Classics warehouse, which is closed off to the public. What they come out with is a depot of classic BMW eye candy.

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BMW Classic offers the first classic BMW cars for sale. A BMW M1 and a BMW 3.0 CSL will be auctioned by auction house Bonhams in October in Dubai. The two rarities are from the plant’s own collection and are among the icons of the BMW automotive history.

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The 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi which had been completely restored by the BMW Classic Centers new Customer Workshop was handed back to its owner at BMW Welt. There was twofold cause for celebration: the BMW Classic Center was pleased at having successfully completed its first full restoration since the opening of the BMW Classic Customer Workshop, while BMW Welt marked the first occasion on which a classic BMW

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BMW oldtimer cars at Schloss SeeHof… Photos of this classic car show are brought to us by forum member Dackelone! He happened upon some old classic cars in his town on Thursday. I was over at the Esso gas station buying some gas and I kept seeing all these classic cars drive past me. I kind of figured out where they were going…

Rallye BMW Tri-State Autoshow

06/01/2010 at 1:45 PM
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Rallye BMW on Long Island, NY recently hosted a BMW show in which many Tri-State Bimmerpost members gathered to show their cars. New and classic, and large and small BMWs were all on display. Check out the beautifully processed photos from the event inside.

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Brescia/Munich. 70 years after its victory in the 1940 Mille Miglia, the BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupé has once again emerged as the winner of this tradition-steeped Italian event. Giuliano Cané and Lucia Galliani authoritatively steered the Coupé through the numerous trials and clocked up the 1,000 miles through Italy without a single technical hitch. Enzo Ciravolo and Maria Leitner rounded off the BMW triumph by coming third in a series-production BMW 328, clinching another parallel to the Mille Miglia of 70 years ago when … CONTINUED

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This has been a big week for the BMW 328! Now it seems that a classic modified version of the car has sold at auction for an undisclosed amount that is north of 5.5 million dollars. Nice!

BMW at the 2010 Mille Miglia

05/06/2010 at 9:05 AM
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Munich/Brescia. 70 years ago, the BMW motor racing department had a single aim in mind: the 1st Gran Premio Brescia delle Mille Miglia. A total of five racing cars from Munich had registered for the big event. Preparations did not run entirely smoothly, and ultimately the BMW team very nearly ran out of time. But when the silver BMW racers crossed the finish line in Brescia on 28th April, they accomplished what few had dared hope for: overall victory, team victory and third, fifth and sixth … CONTINUED

Techno Classica Essen Show

04/13/2010 at 8:03 AM
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Techno Classica Essen

Hi Gang,

This past weekend I went to Essen (Germany) to go see the Techno Classica Essen. It is a very cool and eccentric classic car show. I saw some really cool cars and a ton of memorabilia and collectables. I have been wanting to go to this event ever since I heard about it way, way back when! I am glad I went!

I tried to concentrate on BMW cars. But … CONTINUED

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A Brief History: The BMW 5 Series

04/12/2010 at 5:56 PM
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Sales of the BMW 5 Series already amount to more than 5.5 million units in five model generations – and now a new chapter is starting in the highly successful story of the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

While the sixth generation naturally follows the great heritage of its predecessors, its roots go back much further. As early as in the 1960s, BMW developed a strong and distinctive profile as a manufacturer of sporting but elegant, powerful and technically innovative midrange four-door sedans. … CONTINUED

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Munich. BMW Group Classic is expanding its mission: from the beginning of this year the newly established Motorsport division is offering assistance in everything to do with classic competition vehicles that carry the BMW and Mini badges. The activities of the motorsport specialists extend from advice on servicing and repair, through parts procurement, right up to complete restoration