The legendary BMW M1 turns 40 this year, which is definitely a cause to celebrate because, arguably, BMW hasn’t made a car as badass or awesome since then.
It’s easy to sometimes get bored with vintage car values. In the last few years it feels like the rare Ferraris air-cooled 911s and BMW E30 M3s and their like have dominated the imaginations and wallets of collectors everywhere; it feels rare to run into something truly original with an eye-raising price. How about an…
There’s a trick to this BMW and you’ll get it once you hear it.
That’s a one-of-15 Porsche 924 GTS Clubsport chasing a Lancia Stratos chasing a Lancia 037, shot from a Lancia Delta S4. There are good days, then there are good days.
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.
[The original brochure for the BMW M1 showed it in three forms: as a ProCar race car, as a stock road car, and a stripped-of-its-body shell. Photo: BMW]
One of the all time greats, Italdesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro decided to retire at the age of 76. Here’s your chance to tell him which is your favorite of his many wonderful creations.
To be honest, I haven’t seen much of the 24h Classic race itself as I was wandering around in the forest to make it to the Karussel corner—which is far, far away from civilization. Yet here are a zillion pictures anyway.
BMW didn't make many M1s back in the day. Just 453 were produced, and 20 of those became race cars. That's why the survivors tend to command extremely high prices at private sales and auctions. But would you pay $125,000 for a completely wrecked one?
Here's something sexy to put on your computing machine, straight from the BMW archives.
Come on. You know you've been wondering this since the BMW i8 came out. What's it like compared to the old BMW M1?
Back in 2008, BMW came out with its M1 Hommage concept, which looked a bit liked a futuristic M1 and was very awesome indeed. Then BMW said they wouldn't make it, and everyone sighed. But no one seems to realize that the i8 is the M1 Hommage, just in production form.
Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini made their fair share of cool mid-engined supercars in the '70s, but not were quite so interesting as this, the BMW M1.
What if I told you there was a rally where a BMW M1 raced for top honors against a Lancia 037, a Renault 5 Turbo, and a Ferrari 308? Welcome to the Tour Auto 1982.
What's better than watching historic race cars dice at Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion? Driving one of said cars. That's what R&T editor-in-chief Larry Webster did a couple weekends ago when he strapped himself into the 1979 BMW M1 Procar owned by BMW North America.
This is "Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei," a schlocky, popular German TV serial about a two-man highway patrol. Somehow, the show got its hands on what appear to be a BMW M1 Procar and a 1970 Porsche 917.
I chapped a few asses last year when I said the BMW M1 ranked among the most overrated cars of all time. If you weren't happy about that, I'm about to make it up to you with this video.