My Car Quest

June 25, 2018

The BMW Wedge

by Mike - Spring is here - I know this may seem hard to believe if you live on the US East Coast but it is true. This means car events are here and one of the best is the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and the auctions that surround this great … [Read more...]

Iso Isetta: The Big Little Car

by Mike - The Isetta is physically a small car but as an idea and a design concept it had a big impact on the automobile industry. Conceived and developed by the Italian motor scooter and motorcycle company, Iso, it was a brilliant idea whose … [Read more...]

A Great Barn Find: 1969 BMW 2800 Spicup

by Wallace Wyss - We like to think, being car enthusiasts, that when a carrozzeria builds a prototype, that it is treasured when it is lucky enough to be “liberated” after its show career and sold to private parties. But no. I cite the case of … [Read more...]

BMW M1 Race Car

by Mike - Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro and originally planned to be made by Lamborghini for BMW (unfortunately those plans fell through). The BMW M1 was made from 1978 to 1981 and is the first mass-produced mid-engined BMW with only 453 being … [Read more...]

BMW Concept 8 Series – Design Commentary

An evolution showing pressure from the Italians by Wallace Wyss - In the past BMW always “held back” from a pure design; that is to say, they would have a daring design but then edge toward practicality; pull back from the brink as it were. … [Read more...]

Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-BMW 2002 tii

by Mike - BMW 2002 tii Between 1962 and 1977 BMW made their "New Class" sedans and coupes which helped save BMW from financial ruin and set the company on the path of being a major sport sedan maker. The 02 series was made on a shortened … [Read more...]

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