8 April 2019
The appearance of BMW at the world’s most popular exhibition of classic cars is focused on sport. At Techno Classica in Essen (10 to 14 April), the supercharged machine ridden by Schorsch Meier on the Isle of Man in 1939 is positioned alongside the BMW V 12 LMR, the winner at Le Mans in 1999. Incidentally: The BMW 3/15 PS – the first automobile manufactured by BMW in 1929 – won the International Alpine Rally in 1929 just four weeks after the commencement of sales operations.
The legendary BMW motorcycle rider Georg “Schorsch” Meier (active until 1953) gave his name to a special fuel tank that was supplied for the big generation of touring and sports motorcycles during the 1950s and 1960s. To this day, the special model of the fuel tank is still in great demand from aficionados of classic machines. The fuel tank is tapered towards the tail instead of straight, it is suitable for the models BMW R 50 to BMW R69 S and it will be supplied again from May.
The big story about the little British motor car started with a pilot run at the Longbridge works in Birmingham. 60 years ago, production of the Austin Seven, the original model for the classic Mini, started up. The first Morris Mini-Minor drove out of the factory gates in Oxford on 8 May 1950. This represented the launch of a unique success story. BMW Group Classic is presenting episodes and impressions from this story on the official channel of the classic Mini on Instagram.
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