BMW is bringing out all eight of its Hommage series of designs for this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Italy’s Lake Como for the automaker’s “The Next 100 Years” campaign. Neat.
A modern BMW 2002 is one of those things we probably all have pondered over at some point. Well BMW did it as part of their string of Hommage concepts, and the reason you’re reading this so late in the day is because it’s kind of forgettable.
A few months ago we drove a fantastically well-dialed 1974 BMW 2002. Fun as the car was on-road, it’s not historically significant or a desirable Tii, turbo, or even round-taillight variant. Which makes the price it pulled down pretty impressive.
For me it started with the wooden steering wheel. Something about that lacquer, smooth and grippy at the same time. It dug up old memories of a pool cue, from this time I was just out adolescence, hanging with my friends at a grown-up bar, trying to get some girl’s attention. That’s what it does. It feels like the…
When it comes to the sixties, people usually refer to Volvo and Mercedes-Benz as the pioneers of car safety. But BMW wasn’t far behind.
Curse the BMW 2002 for being so darn lovable that poors like me can’t afford one anymore. Alas, there will always be a place in my heart for this car. If you feel the same, you’ll find this complete factory-spec restoration most cathartic.
If you buy a 1976 BMW 2002 from eBay without seeing it first, your results may vary. But as Petrolucious demonstrates, Carter Kelly Kramer turned his luck around by working hard and wrenching hard.
They put my name on it. S-A-M and S-M-I-T-H on the side windows, next to a small American flag. When the pictures hit my email, a few months before the race, they triggered a sort of coming to grips. An internal conversation began looping in my head:
As I sit here, fresh from the elegant embrace of BMW's new 2002, it occurs to me that something between nine and ten million Americans are going to make a terrible mistake this year. Like dutiful little robots they will march out of their identical split-level boxes and buy the wrong kind of car. Fools, fools!…
Some things, no matter how good on their own, should never go together. Spaghetti and chocolate, Michael Jordan and baseball, Honda Civics and Craigslist. However, this 1976 BMW 2002, with an Audi 1.8 turbo engine, isn't one of them.
[Today BMW announced that it will run its newly restored 1970 BMW ALPINA 2002ti in the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next week. The car will be raced by Road & Track Executive Editor and vintage racer Sam Smith.]
Gearhead and all-around good guy Bentley Marlow is having a seriously shitty Monday. Someone swiped his '75 BMW 2002 Baur Cabriolet from his driveway in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee between midnight and 8 am this morning. It was wearing Tennessee antique auto tag number AA90769, and is VIN 3590458. If you see the…
Memorial Day weekend brings out some of America's finest traditions, like grilling, lounging poolside, and making Facebook posts about "the troops." But for hundreds of old-school BMW owners, it's a chance to gather and bond over classic metal. It was a party I had to crash, and I did it in a new BMW M235i coupe.
Tear my eyes out because I have seen perfection - a doge puppy in a modded BMW 2002.
This has to be it, right? Assuming you're not a gearhead, the simple existence of a six-foot-tall robot inexplicably washing an old car is geeky enough. If you love cars you also notice the presence of an '02. As soon as I saw this photo I had to figure out the meaning behind it.
BMW has been building the exact same car for 51 years and everyone seems surprised about it.
If you're like me, you're probably tired of decorating your home with bookshelves full of Sex and the City DVDs, shot glasses you bought on vacation in Myrtle Beach, and the Precious Moments figurines you inherited from your grandma. It's time class things up the gearhead way. These prints are a good start.
The BMW 2002 is great. The BMW E30 M3 is great. So what happens when you put them together. It's called the M2, and yeah, it's great. Like really great.
While they were certainly nowhere near the 200 mph mark, Hoon of the day could just as well go to BMW Classic this time, who brought multiple motorcycle world champion and touring car champion Johnny Cecotto to the ninth Historic Ice Trophy accompanied by his son, the promising Venezuelan talent who you might know…