First and foremost, I’d like to apologize for the delay. I know most of you have been agonizing in suspense over who’s Bimmer’s were the best of the best. As always, work got between me and the thing I love most: my toy cars.
It’s still Saturday here! You’d think, as one of the resident LALD BMW guys, that I would have had a banner week here... oh well. I carted some cars to work every day in hopes of getting some posts done in downtime, but it didn’t happen. So here is my way too late compilation of a few recycled favorites, mostly taken…
///M week is almost over and I still have pictures to post. Crap!
No 7-series today. No Recycling either! A bit of a suprise: A totally new model! It is a Neue Klasse, I did some of those on day 2, but after I announced on Instagram ///May week was coming fellow Instagrammer and local BMW nut @denniselbers (owning both an M10 E21 and an M20 E12!) came to the rescue!
What better way to end ///May week with a legend? This is the BMW M1. An Italian wedge with a German straight 6 that screams from behind the driver.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a 7-Series, nor does BMW make a M7. So, I’m ending my week with the 3.0 CSL Hommage instead.
This is the smallest car model I have and, appropriately it’s an Isetta. It’s plastic and they used to sell these out of a gumball machine at the old Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia for a nickel. I don’t know who made them, but they really look like a teeny tiny Isetta.
The third (E34) generation 5-series, introduced for 1988, brought BMW’s midsize range into the 1990s.
OK. We’ve reached the end. Day 7 and the Gen 7 5-series. Normally for these event weeks, I’ll take new pics even if it’s a car I’ve shown before. But I’m about 700 miles from home right now, and new pics just wasn’t in the timeline. Besides these pics must be pretty good since somebody is using them to sell their…
Since I don’t have much time, here’s a few shots of the Matchbox Superfast BMW Z8.
I’ve formed my own opinion on sealed resin models, but the jury is still out on sealed diecast cars. I’ll take metal over plastic any day, but what are the benefits if neither will offer me opening parts? This is the 1987 BMW E28 M5 from Norev which is, as you may have guessed, a sealed diecast model.
Here’s a Bandai BMW Isetta friction toy I found at a thrift store almost 20 years ago. This is the only one of these I have, but I just love them. They somehow are simultaneously realistic and utterly whimsical. I don’t know if they’re to a specific scale, but they look perfectly proportioned. This one must have been…
Matchbox Superfast No. 45
Rather than showing another red M6, I thought I would go out-of-the-box. Literally. Because, unlike your typical SUV, today’s entry isn’t shaped like a box.
I’m not really much of a Bimmer guy. I’m probably going to lose a few stars just for saying that ;) BUT, LALD ///May motivated me enough to mostly finish my Blown Bimmer Gasser project!
I know it’s day 6 of ///May week but it’s the 5th day of the week and “E” is the 5th letter of the alphabet. So it goes. The E1.
Another day, another 5-series generation. Today we have the F10. Stylistically speaking, the F10 series was more conservative than it’s E60 predecessor. Engines were largely carried over, but the V-10 of the M cars was replaced by a twin turbo V-8. The wagon died for the US market and unfortunately so did the manual…
The Benchmark. That’s what the automotive press named every single M5 generation. I only was lucky enough to try the F10 from Motorsport but that one wasn’t nearly as impressive as that E92 M3. I’d probably rather try an M5 from the E60 generation. Why?
Majorette BMW 733
In 1966, BMW bought a quirky little German car company that was basically a mom and pop shop that had survived thanks to a microcar with a funny name.