My Car Quest

July 27, 2017

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...]

The BMW 507 – They Should Have Made More

by Mike - What a guy that Max Hoffman was. He talked BMW into making the beautiful BMW 507 which we see here (photos from the Carmel Concours-on-the-Avenue in August 2016). From 1956 to 1959 BMW only made 252 examples supposedly … [Read more...]

The BMW 1600 GT (Glas)

by Mike - This little 1968 BMW 1600 GT was spotted at the recent Carmel Concours-on-the-Avenue during Monterey Car Week. BMW acquires products and technology In the mid-1950s BMW was having financial difficulties and decided to acquire … [Read more...]

The BMW Wedge Shape

by Mike - Spring is almost 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 near and one of the best is the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and the auctions that surround … [Read more...]

The Isetta – A Brilliant Design By Iso – Produced And Sold Brilliantly By BMW

by Mike - I love this old BMW Isetta video advertisement. Even though I cannot understand one word because it is in German I get the message loud and clear; the Isetta was a practical and affordable family car. Watch this BMW Isetta … [Read more...]

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