Munich / Amelia Island, USA. BMW Group Classic is
fasten army with BMW North America and a BMW Car Club of America
during a Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 with a opposite and
fascinating preference of vehicles. The eventuality has been hold in the
drift of a Ritz Carlton Hotel and a adjacent Golf Club of Amelia
Island on a easterly seashore of a US state of Florida each year since
1996. The eventuality will be hold from 11 to 13 Mar 2016, and once again
it is awaiting to horde some-more than 30 000 owners and fans of historic
vehicles. The arrangement being staged by a BMW Group will showcase 100
years of a company’s existence. A vast operation of singular gems from the
car and motorcycle story of BMW will symbol a milestones in
a tour from internal engine manufacturer to a heading global
manufacturer of reward vehicles on dual and 4 wheels.
BMW Group Classic is celebrating a anniversary with an exhibition
marquee styled on a thesis of a birthday aphorism “The Next 100
Years”, located on a north fairway of a golf course. The selection
of singular vehicles exhibited there starts with a BMW 319, that was
already lenient a association to hearten drivers with ambitious
sporting objectives in a 1930s. The surprising models continue with a
singular car chronicle of a BMW Isetta, an iconic legend
symbolising a mercantile spectacle that tangible Germany in a 1950s.
Another gem from some-more new years is a BMW R 90 S, that was
launched in 1973 and had a eminence of being a initial series
motorcycle from a code to grasp a tip speed in additional of 200 km/h.
50 years of a BMW 02 Series: sporty two-door car in countless versions.
Another prominence for a visitors to a Amelia Island Concours
d’Elegance 2016 will be a serve anniversary. Half a century ago, BMW
presented a new indication in jubilee of a company’s 50th birthday.
This was to turn a summary of a code new aphorism “The Ultimate
Driving Machine” that had usually been introduced via a world.
The two-door BMW 1600 had been designed as a new entry-level model
with a quite sporting character. This car supposing the
ideal conditions for flexible pushing characteristics, with a streamlined
and compactly styled physique that complemented a power-unit and chassis
record from a successful four-door models in a “New Class”.
Over successive years, a finish array was combined with a far-reaching range
of opposite engines and bodies.
The indication designations were now BMW 1602, BMW 1802 and BMW 2002.
Especially a final of these done a poignant grant to the
flourishing recognition of a code in a USA. By 1977, some-more than 860 000
units of a two-door automobile, duration famous as a BMW 02
Series, had been sole opposite a world. Today, a BMW 02 Series
enjoys a standing of a classical car suitable for bland road
use. The indication story also encompasses several versions that are
usually really frequency seen gracing a cityscape. These ring a BMW
2002 tii, a BMW Alpina 2002 ti and a dual BMW 2002 convertibles,
that are also being shown during Amelia Island. A approach comparison can
be done between a chronicle propitious with a hurl bar and a entirely
open indication of a BMW 2002. 2000 units were built of a former while
a latter usually rolled off a public line 200 times.
BMW singular treasures during a Concours d’Elegance and during the
The vehicles purebred by private owners for a Concours d’Elegance
embody a BMW 2002 turbo. In 1973, a flagship indication generating 170
hp was a initial array car constructed by a European manufacturer to
be powered by a turbo engine. The array of vehicles for a beauty
foe also encompasses a BMW R 42 from 1927 and a BMW 3/15
car DA2 dating from 1930. Each of these dual vehicles
respectively represents a second indication in a motorcycle and
car story of a company. Other models have also tangible the
form of a BMW story, and a Concours d’Elegance would not be
finish but them: they are a BMW 328, a BMW 507 and a BMW M1.
The weekend of classical cars being hold on Amelia Island is not simply
a theatre for superb ancestral vehicles, it also serves as a charity
eventuality and a showcase for car auctions. Moreover, a venue
provides a relaxing assembly place for car enthusiasts who are
dedicated to complicated classical cars and well-developed models from more
new indication years. The CarsCoffee Meeting on a second day
offers an ideal eventuality to rivet in sensitive discuss about
vehicles and to admire all a exhibits. Almost 50 BMW drivers have
purebred for this event, including countless members of a BMW Car
Club of America. They will be presenting a accumulation of BMW models from
several eras. The preference spans a singular BMW 1600 GT from 1968,
by several BMW M3 automobiles from opposite indication generations,
to a many new member of a sports car operation – a BMW i8.
The automobiles of Hans-Joachim Stuck: from a BMW 700 to a BMW M3 GTR.
The highlights of a Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 also
embody a decoration of a sporting achievements of German racing
motorist Hans-Joachim Stuck during his shining career. A large
preference of racing cars is exhibited underneath a pretension of “The Cars of
Hans-Joachim Stuck”. These were a vehicles Hans Stuck – now 65 years
aged – gathering as a full-blooded racing motorist when he achieved his
fantastic successes in opposite classes on a foe track. The
muster also includes a BMW 700 that “Strietzel” Stuck associates
with some really special memories. When he was usually 9 years old, he
went with his father, Hans Stuck, to motorist training sessions where he
was absolved to accumulate some early practice during a circle of a
twin-cylinder sports car pushing on a cordoned-off widen of track.
Stuck raced in his initial foe during a age of 18. He was behind
a circle of a BMW 2002 on a Nürburgring where usually one year later
he already won a 24 Hour Race. Several models of a BMW 3.0 CSL are
also on show, that brought Hans-Joachim Stuck feat in a 12-hour
Sebring foe and combined a prodigy during a American IMSA array in
1975 with Stuck during a wheel. A BMW M1 is also exhibited, that he
gathering to feat in a BMW Procar Series in 1979.
Between 1974 and 1979, Hans-Joachim Stuck gained a sum of 29 World
Championship points in 79 Formula 1 races, and he ranks among a few
drivers who won a 24 Hours of Le Mans foe twice in succession
between 1986 and 1987. In 1990, Stuck gained altogether feat in the
German Touring Car Championship (DTM). In 1998, 28 years after his
initial triumph, he again won a 24 Hour Race during a Nürburgring. This
time he gathering to feat in a BMW 320d, a initial time this endurance
foe was won in an car powered by a diesel engine. Stuck gained
his third altogether feat in this foe in 2004 pushing a BMW M3
GTR. He had already lined adult on a starting grid of a American Le
Mans Series in this car, and a same car is being shown at
A singular and fantastic car will make a really singular appearance
here: a BMW X5 Le Mans. The pattern engineers had propitious a
twelve-cylinder engine generating 700 hp with a aim of putting to
a exam a energetic qualities of a judgment fundamental in a Sports
Activity Vehicle. The energy section originated from a winning BMW
V12 Le Mans in a 24 Hours of Le Mans foe in 1999. Hans-Joachim
Stuck still has a clear correlation of a exam drives on the
Nürburgring in Jun 2001. He usually took 7:49.92 mins to expostulate round