The historical past of BMW is shared in an exhibit that features 20 automobiles and Four bikes on the BMW CCA Foundation Museum in Greer, South Carolina. The exhibit additionally options archival pictures, tales and an audio tour that may be downloaded to cell phones.
“The exhibit tells the story of BMW’s early history as a maker of airplane engines during World War I, through its expansion into motorcycle and automobile production in the 1920s,” the museum stated in its announcement.
“With informative kiosks and fascinating vintage photography, the exhibit guides visitors through five decades of BMW history.
“Genesis illuminates the company’s technical innovations as well as its role in supplying the German military through two world wars, and its re-emergence as a peacetime mobility company in the aftermath of World War II.”
The museum says the show is essentially the most complete assortment of pre- and early post-war BMWs ever introduced in North America. Some of the automobiles are the one ones of their sort within the United States.
Among the highlights are Colleen Sheehan’s 1930 3/15 PS DA2 cabriolet, believed to be the oldest BMW in North America; the
1940 327/28 cabriolet introduced to Schorsch Meier following his victory within the Isle of Man Senior TT; certainly one of solely 9 1940 335 4-door cabriolets with Autenrieth coachwork; a pair of EMWs produced within the former BMW manufacturing facility in Eisenach when it was beneath Soviet management; a 1957 507 roadster first owned by Oscar Liebmann, the primary BMW bike seller within the U.S.; and a 1965 3200 CS designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone.
Among the bikes are a Depression-era R2 single and a sidecar-and-trailer-equipped R75 produced for the German army throughout World War II.
The museum is open Monday by way of Friday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. till Four p.m.
For those that can not go to, a digital tour of the exhibit is accessible at the museum website and there’s a 166-page Genesis ebook by BMW historian Jackie Jouret accessible as effectively.
Audrain opens ‘Track to Opera’ exhibit
“From the Racetrack to the Opera: Marques That Did It All” is the title of a brand new exhibit that opens August 15 and runs by way of November 15 on the Audrain Automobile Museum in Newport, Rhode Island.
The exhibit contains automobiles from producers that not solely had been profitable in motorsports however produced automobiles that may very well be pushed to the opera and different comparable occasions. Note that the museum’s chief govt is Donald Osborne, who had a profession in opera earlier than changing into distinguished within the car-collecting group. Osborne will participate in an internet debut for the exhibit at 7 p.m. (Eastern) on August 14. www.audrainautomuseum.org
Among the featured automobiles within the exhibit are a 1936 Delahaye 135 CS GP that received at Le Mans, the 1930 Duesenberg “Fred Fame” Special that was runner-up within the 1933 Indianapolis 500, and a 1952 OSCA 1600 GT coupe by Carrozzeria Touring. Cars can be paired collectively, for instance, the 1927 Isotta Fraschini 8AS Fleetwood roadster constructed for Rudolph Valentino and a 1909 Isotta Fraschini Tipo FENC race automobile.
“This is an unprecedented gathering of extraordinary vehicles displaying the range great manufacturers achieved in their products,” the museum stated.
Corvette membership donates to Packard museum
Although they personal Chevrolet Corvettes, members of the Mahoning Valley Corvette Club in Ohio have a delicate spot for the National Packard Museum, positioned in Warren, Ohio. The museum and the membership have collaborated on occasions up to now, and the membership lately donated to the museum $1,654, proceeds from the Corvette and Steel Car Caravan held in late July.
“Due to the Corona Virus, car shows, and large gathering were halted, and museum operating funds typically generated by those events disappeared as well,” the museum stated.
“In an effort to support the museum and help to restore some of those funds the Mahoning Valley Corvette Club came up with the idea of hosting the Caravan. Any make, model or year vehicle was welcome to participate if they paid the $20 registration fee. A 50/50 drawing was also held. All proceeds of the event were for the benefit of the National Packard Museum.”
The occasion drew greater than 80 automobiles.
Plans already are in place for the membership to take friends to the museum subsequent 12 months when the National Council of Corvette Clubs phases its conference in Cleveland.
Registration opens for 1-Lap of Kentucky
The National Corvette Museum has opened registration for its annual 1-Lap of Kentucky drives, every a 5-day occasion that visits numerous websites all through the state. The laps start September 28, October 12, October 19 and October 26. For particulars, go to the Museum in Motion website.
Beaulieu provides ‘Simply French’ occasion
Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has added a 15th occasion to its “Simply” automobile present lineup with “Simply French” schedule for September 6.
“All owners of vehicles built in France, or by a French manufacturer are invited into Beaulieu for what promises to be a superb day out for both owners and enthusiasts,” the museum stated. “From wonderful classics like the Citroën 2CV or the Alpine A110, through to the everyday family favorites like the Renault Megane and the Peugeot 308, all makes and models are welcome.”
Special occasions this weekend
With the 2020 Indianapolis 500 to be closed to spectators, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum additionally can be closed on days which have on-track exercise. That means the museum can be closed August 12-16 (apply and qualifying) and 21-23 (Carb Day, Legends Day and race day).
The kartplex on the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park re-opens August 14 and affords a 2-for-1 deal that day. Buy a spot in an Arrive & Drive race and get a second race included.
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England, hosts its “Simply VW” automobile present on August 15 and “Simply American” on August 16.
Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida, hosts its month-to-month automobile present from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 15.
Youngsters ages 5-13 can participate within the Porsche Museum’s annual “Car Factory” summer time program persevering with by way of August 23 in Stuttgart, Germany. The program is obtainable in German and English and provided perception to vehicle manufacturing.
Mark your calendar
The New Forest on the British National Motor Museum in Beaulieu launches its new “Park & Picnic” program on August 13, with comparable applications deliberate for August 20 and 27. Tickets should be bought prematurely. For particulars, go to the museum website.
The Massachusetts chapter of the Challenger Demons membership gathers for a present August 16 on the Newport Car Museum in Rhode Island.
The National Corvette Museum hosts the East Coast Rat Fink Reunion August 20-22 along side the museum’s “Cartoon Creatures, Kustom Kars and Corvettes: The Art and Influence of Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth” exhibition, which has been prolonged by way of April 2021.
The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, affords “The Corvette Experience” August 23. For $799, guests can drive a brand new C8-generation Corvette Stingray Z51 across the 3.2-mile, 23-turn highway course. It’s a lead-follow format that features classroom instruction, observe time, lunch and a museum tour. You should be 18 years of age or older to take part. The program additionally can be provided September 3, 10 and 18, October 9 and 16 and November 13. For info, go to the NCM Motorsports Park website.
The British Motor Museum at Gaydon hosts the Old Ford Rally on August 23, however the Buses Festival deliberate for that very same date has been postponed.
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England, hosts its “Simply Mercedes” automobile present on August 23.
The Porsche Club of America’s Northeast Region gathers for a present August 30 on the Newport Car Museum in Rhode Island.
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England, hosts its “Simply Aston Martin” automobile present on August 23.
The National Corvette Museum phases its 26th anniversary celebration September 2-5.
The Mustang Owner’s Museum in Concord, North Carolina, is organizing The Carolina Cruise, an inaugural occasion, on September 5, when a 14-mile stretch of Highway 29 will grow to be the location of a rolling automobile present.
The AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, opens two new reveals on September 12 — “Yeah, It’s Got a Hemi!” and “Minibike Mania.”
The Miles Through Time museum in Clarkesville, Georgia, plans a “Cruise-In to the Museum” from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. on September 12.
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