30 December 2019
They call themselves “journeymen” – or skilled workers in their post-apprenticeship phase – or simply travellers on a road trip. They take these road trips for fun, looking out for classic cars in need of a helping hand. But this happy community of petrolheads in Cape Town also runs a spectacular engineering workshop full of classic Minis and BMWs. Lots of restoration and improvisation goes on there – passion. The search for a new classic car leads to an adventurous road trip that is then promptly repeated again. They are not professionals. However, they are absolutely matchless when it comes to one thing: passion. In the classic#heart Blog you now find a posting to match the clip in the series “Our Brands. Our Stories.”. It presents the “journeymen”, their vehicles and their outlandish road trips.
Anniversaries were already being stylishly celebrated in times gone by. For example, the 40th birthday of the classic Mini. Super model Kate Moss was at the height of her fame when she styled a car in a spider’s web design with a vague reference to Halloween and Spiderman. However, it’s entirely feasible that there was a very concrete reason for the idea, namely Miss Moss’s pet at the time: a tarantula spider called Fred.
#winterwithinka is the hashtag that guarantees exciting photos. This week the Inka Orange BMW 525 originating from the first model generation of BMW Group Classic started on a journey cruising through winter landscapes. Each week, different drivers from photographers to friends of classic cars will be taking up the baton. This lucky band of drivers will each report on their experiences and adventures with the orange-coloured 1970s icon as an everyday runabout on their own Instagram channels. The Inka adventures can be followed under the hashtag #winterwithinka and also on @bmwclassic. @jasperphotographiert launched the storyline by driving the Inka over snowy peaks in Tyrol. Other stations will follow in the coming weeks, including the Swabian Jura, Hamburg, Copenhagen and many more.