A FESTIVAL OF CHROME AND ELEGANCE.

A FESTIVAL OF CHROME AND ELEGANCE.

BMW Group Classic and the Villa d’Este luxury hotel came together once again in 2017 to host the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d´Este. The event on the banks of Lake Como is arguably the most exclusive, extraordinary and spectacular showcase of cars and motorcycles on the calendar. » read more

SATISFYING THE NEED FOR A TRULY SUPERLATIVE FESTIVAL OF SPEED.

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SATISFYING THE NEED FOR A TRULY SUPERLATIVE FESTIVAL OF SPEED.

“Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s Game-Changers” was the overarching theme of the 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 2017 edition of the event celebrated the icons whose revolutionary technical advances have left all-comers trailing in their wake. Among the Earl of March’s visitors this year was BMW Group Classic’s Historic Motorsport team, who presented a handful of fascinating models more than worthy of the event’s billing – and soaked up every moment of this incomparable four-day celebration. » read more

BLIND DATE. USED-CAR BUYING GOES ADVENTUROUS.

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BLIND DATE. USED-CAR BUYING GOES ADVENTUROUS.

How do you go about buying a bargain BMW 5 Series Touring fit for the rigours of a rufty-tufty endurance rally? It’s a tricky assignment at the best of times, let alone when your taste for adventure somewhat outweighs your car-buying experience. Time to call on “a little help from your friends” at BMW Group Classic. » read more

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2016.

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GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2016.

His lordship would like to see you now…for the Goodwood Festival of Speed – the world’s largest celebration of motor sport. Cutting an impressive figure alongside racing cars past and present and an awesome line-up of show cars was a sculpture showcasing illustrious racing machines from the 100-year history of the BMW Group. » read more

CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE 2016.

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CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE 2016.

A fabulous location for a quite extraordinary event: The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the banks of Lake Como, northern Italy, brings together the world’s finest and most aesthetically alluring cars and motorcycles for a beauty contest like no other. » read more

PARK & PRIDE.

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PARK & PRIDE.

It’s lonely at the top, so we hear. But you wouldn’t have guessed it from the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Every year, Lake Como in northern Italy provides the glorious backdrop for the best, most beautiful and, on occasion, maddest examples from a century and more of automotive history. It is a place where the past melts into the present and, a few steps later, the future begins. » read more

CONCORSO D` ELEGANZA.

CONCORSO D` ELEGANZA.

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is the pre-eminent event for classic cars and motorcycles in Europe, if not the world. This automotive beauty contest has taken place on the banks of Lake Como since 1929 and expanded to include a concours for motorcycles in 2011. » read more
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BECAUSE THIS IS WHY THEY WERE BUILT.

BECAUSE THIS IS WHY THEY WERE BUILT.

BMW Classic roared into action with a high-calibre line-up at the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix 2015, exactly 30 years since the Formula One Dutch Grand Prix was held at the circuit on the North Sea coast for the final time. » read more
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TREASURES OF TIME.

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TREASURES OF TIME.

Have you always wanted to drive a classic car or motorcycle of recent or more historical vintage, but don’t own one yourself? Happily, BMW Group Classic has an array of young and older classics for hire, allowing enthusiasts to discover that the slogan “Sheer Driving Pleasure” has never been an idle boast. » read more

THE MILLE MIGLIA. PINNACLE OF HISTORIC ROAD RACING.

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THE MILLE MIGLIA. PINNACLE OF HISTORIC ROAD RACING.

It’s the taking part that counts, suggested the founder of the modern Olympic Games. And just as competing in the Olympics is the ultimate goal for an athlete, so lining up for the Mille Miglia is the stuff of dreams for classic car enthusiasts. 1,000 miles (approx. 1,600 kilometres) over Italy’s most bewitching roads: what more could you wish for? Tradition dictates that the “Mille” starts out in Brescia and takes a preselected route through picturesque towns and villages to Rome, where the field make a sharp turn north and head back to Brescia. » read more

HOLIDAY TIME AGAIN.

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HOLIDAY TIME AGAIN.

“Let’s meet up for a cappuccino at Lake Garda!” is a popular refrain among Munich locals. With a fair wind and heavy right foot, those locals can roll up at said meeting point in three-and-a-half to four hours. In the 1950s, driving a microcar like the BMW Isetta or Messerschmitt Kabinenroller over the Brenner Pass was a serious undertaking. Back then, where you were going (or the coffee you would be drinking) was far less important than how you would make it there. » read more