This is one of ///my favorite custo///ms.
To many there’s only one M3: The first one. Having driven an E92 quite intensively I’m not that narrow-minded but when it comes to the looks the E30 is the one to beat! Probably has something to do with being at an age you actually were around when the E30 was the thing to beat anyway...
It’s To///mica ti///me!
This might be the only 2000C (or 2000CS) you will see this week. The “Typ 120" or “New Class Coupé” range, which comprised the BMW 2000 C and BMW 2000 CS, was built by Karmann for BMW from the summer of 1965 to 1969.
Because it’s underrated and I love underrated things
I found the whole Euro Speed set at Target the other day and these were the two that came with me! The livery on the M1 is just fantastic.
Since the mid 2000's, GT40's have come back into the lime light of automotive history with a fury. From production cars mimicking them, to diecast collectibles, we can’t armchair race these days without hearing those two letters and numbers.
Something a bit more recent for your viewing pleasure
‘73 BMW CSL Race Car
Another pick up for my Grand National collection, I picked this one up for the price that a nice loose one goes for so I considered it a good deal .
Did it ever measure up to the hype as the successor to the 507? Let the debate continue....
Awwww how cute. They even put a little Lotus tampo on the hood. <3
One of the best Beemers I have in my collection, the Forza Motorsport release of the famed ‘73 BMW 3.0 CSL Race Car casting from Hot Wheels.
The letters “BMW” and their accompanying roundel today conjures thoughts of luxury and performance, but a lot of people don’t know how humble BMW’s beginnings were. Their first car, here in lieferwagen (van) configuration, was a license built Austin 7 called the Dixi.
My next entrant for LaLD ///May is something unusual and quirky, even for my collection. This is a small plastic casting of a BMW 502, made in Germany, maker unknown. As one can see, this is not a precision scale model, but it still has some charm:
I know I’m not LaLD’s resident concept car guy, but when I was looking on ebay for something fun to add to my BMW Week lineup and saw this car, I had to have it! Thankfully I ended up being the only bidder and snagged it for little over $20! Scorrrrrrrrrrrre!
Where to being with the iconic BMW Z1? The rebirth of the roadster? The piece of forbidden fruit BMW never gave to us? Those DOORS? Or maybe retell the story of how I came to own this model...
Now you know where the rest of my ///M week is headed.