At the Essen Techno Classica 2019 you can admire fiery oldtimer sedans and rustic gel-ding cars as well as fiery cars. BMW is now bringing the jewels of motorsport history out of the garage.
The successes and the joys of BMW and Mini are the focus of Mnchner's appearance at the Techno Classica 2019 in Essen. Visitors to the world-famous vintage car exhibition can not only look back on a century full of records and sporting excellence, but also on 90 years of BMW automobile production and the 60-year history of Mini.
The compressor machine, with which Georg "Schorsch" Meier won the race at the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man in 1939, stands next to the BMW S 1000 RR, with which the Northern Irishman Michael Dunlop managed the same trick exactly 75 years later. With the BMW V12 LMR, the BMW Group Classic commemorates the success of the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1999. Pierluigi Martini, Joachim Winkelhock and Yannick Dalmas steered the 20-year-old car driven by a twelve-cylinder engine to overall victory in this race legendary endurance race.
And also the sporty career of the Classic Mini is commended with a jubilee vehicle. Shown here is the Mini 1275 GT, with which Briton Richard Longman won the British Touring Car Championship for the second time in a row 40 years ago. With twice the success in the British touring car series, the small car had once again prevailed against significantly larger and stronger competitors. Longman's racing car was based on the production Mini 1275 GT, which had begun with the front end of the 1969 presented Mini Clubman and a 59 hp 1.3 liter engine the successor to the Mini Cooper S. On the 10th of April the Techno Classica starts.
The article "Motorsport-Giants with History" was added to the category Motorsport-Giant with History on 04.04.2019 by Lars Wallerang Fair, classic cars, sports cars, motorsports, racing cars, presentation, released.
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