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1959 – 2019. SIXTY YEARS OF MINI.

26.08.2019Press Kit

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The original in the premium segment of small cars has reached its 60th birthday – but it is even younger than ever. It was sixty years ago, to be precise on 26 August 1959, that British Motor Corporation (BMC) proudly revealed the result of their development activities in creating a new, revolutionary compact car.

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Restoration of a forgotten icon, the SA-only built BMW 530 MLE, now at an advanced stage.

15.07.2019Press Kit

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The restoration of the SA-only built BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE) is now at an advanced stage. In April this year, the revival process of the legendary classic car began. The car was stripped down from its rusty condition, cleaned and received its first coat of paintwork. A number of new and old parts were neatly laid out waiting to be assembled into various parts of the car.

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Glamorous solo: After winning the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B also triumphs in the contest for the Trofeo BMW Group as “Best of Show” at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019.

27.05.2019Press Release

Award ceremony provides a glittering finish to the Festival of Elegance under the motto “The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles”+++ Berlinetta Coupé from the year 1937 impresses the international Jury of experts and the public at Lake Como.

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Launch of the “Symphony of Engines”: press conference for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019.

16.05.2019Press Release

Information about the programme and the field of participants of this year’s beauty contest for historic vehicles at La Scala Milan – Parade of the classics on the shores of Lake Como from 24th to 26th May is defined by two anniversaries: 90 years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and 90 years of BMW automobile production. – New winner’s trophy “Trofeo BMW Group” celebrates world premiere.

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BMW 530 MLE restoration underway

10.04.2019Press Kit

In December 2018 BMW South Africa announced that it would start restoring the legendary BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE). This week the restoration process began and included a special appearance by two retired BMW employees who worked at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn in the 1970s and built the legendary cars.

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103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records and victories.

01.03.2019Press Release

Courage, independence, competing with the best while forging new pathways – these have been the characteristics of the BMW Group since 7 March 1916. Today, BMW Group Classic is looking back on a series of events, record achievements and innovations, from the altitude world record in 1919, through the debut of the MINI 60 years ago, to the invention of the modern SUV with the X5 in 1999 – many others will follow in the course of 2019.

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BMW Group Classic at Rétromobile 2019 in Paris

18.01.2019Press Release

Exhibition presentation in the French capital city with highlights from the history of roadsters and luxury automobiles of BMW, motor sport and from the model history of BMW Motorrad – International network of BMW Classic Partners is being expanded for the first time by locations in France during the course of 2019.

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From splendour to dust bowl and back.The revival of a forgotten icon, the SA-only built BMW 530 MLE.

13.12.2018Press Kit

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BMW South Africa is embarking on another exciting journey in its classic car expedition. It will restore a lauded model – unveiled by some of the very men who built the original more than 42 years ago – to its former glory.

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Motorcycle fascination at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019.

18.10.2018Press Release

BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este present motorcycle gems from all over the world +++ Concorso di Motociclette forms part of the beauty contest for historic vehicles on the shores of Lake Como for the ninth time +++ Four out of five award categories already defined for classic motorcycles, additional registrations are welcome +++ Owners and fans come together in Cernobbio, Northern Italy, from 24th to 25th May 2019.

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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019 celebrates the sound of the most beautiful classics and two anniversaries.

15.10.2018Press Release

BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este are presenting the world’s most exclusive and traditional beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles from 24th to 26th May 2019 +++ The motto is: “The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles” +++ The Selecting Committee has defined the first three award classes for classic automobiles and is now accepting nominations.

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New special exhibition “BMW Art Cars | How a vision became reality.” in the BMW Museum.

15.10.2018Press Release

Art Cars #18 by Cao Fei and #19 by John Baldessari celebrate their premiere in Europe. “Big Four” - First four BMW Art Cars of Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol on display. BMW M3 GT2 of Jeff Koons completes the exhibition.

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Featured to perfection. BMW Group Classic wins two Dolphins in Cannes.

02.10.2018Press Release

BMW Group Classic earns two trophies at the award ceremony for the Corporate Media & TV Awards held in the film-festival city in the South of France – the video Christmas greeting “Santa´s Choice” wins the Golden Dolphin in the category “Viral” and a Silver Dolphin in the category “Social Media and Short Videos” goes to animation film “40 Years BMW M1”.

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A legend reborn; the iconic Rosslyn-built BMW 325iS (E30) restored.

29.05.2018Press Kit

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This week BMW Group South Africa is showcasing the legendary vehicles that have been produced at its Rosslyn plant in Tshwane by means of a tour themed “The Legends of Rosslyn”. The tour includes the South African exclusive BMW 333i (E30), which was refurbished in 2017, as well as the renowned and recently restored BMW 325iS (E30) – also known as the “Gusheshe”. In addition, two other special cars will join the tour.

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Camera and Action: Cinematic classics at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018.

09.05.2018Press Release

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Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este present rare treasures from all eras of automobile and motorcycle history under the motto of “Hollywood on the Lake” beside the shores of Lake Como between 25th and 27th May 2018 +++ 51 automobiles and 30 motorcycles and sidecar combinations will feature at the world’s most exclusive and traditional beauty contest for historic vehicles +++

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