In the BMW Group’s centenary year, BMW Group Classic is powering on to offer an action-packed 12 months that’s bigger and better than ever before. Here’s what to look out for in 2016 for BMW and classic car enthusiasts to enjoy:
March saw BMW Group Classic move to BMW’s original factory buildings – these have been refurbished to suit their new purpose, now housing the brand’s archive, workshop, vehicle collection and team, and hope to attract classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world to see the historical collection on show.
In April the Techno Classica show in Essen saw a whole host of classic vehicles come together, with the BMW and Mini Club community there to absorb the atmosphere and admire the classic creations.
From Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May 2016, Lake Como played host to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, a prestigious heritage event exhibiting rare classic cars and motorcycles set against a beautiful backdrop. BMW has been a sponsor of this event since 2005, and the 2016 show was another memorable event, following the motto of ‘Back to the future – the journey continues’.
In June the Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place, and a number of very special BMW classics will be exhibited. This unmissable event showcases motor sport in all its glory, with growling engines galore.
Later this year, we will see the completion of a meticulous restoration. Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 will be unveiled after nearly two years of work, marking the comeback show of a legend. Keep an eye out for updates as you won’t want to miss this.
September sees the Goodwood Revival, ‘Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power’. See classic cars in abundance gracing the renowned track, including BMW creations from over the years.
An exciting year lies ahead for BMW Group Classic and we hope you enjoy the highlights. To add your own event to the BMW calendar, why not book in for a test drive with Lancaster BMW Milton Keynes? We have a great range for you to choose from and our friendly team will help you to find the car that’s right for your lifestyle.