By   August 11, 2016

BMW Street and Race Cars

BMW Street and Race Cars

If you are heading to Monterey Car Week this upcoming week, then plan on seeing a lot of BMWs. The brand is celebrating 100 years and is the featured marque for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

We already told you about the Elvis Presley BMW 507 that will be one of the more anticipated cars on the 18th green. After being thought lost for almost 50 years and then going through a 2 year complete restoration by the factory, it will be something any automotive enthusiast will want to see.

Elvis Presley's BMW 507 Found

But the above pictured 507 (taken before its restoration) is not the only vehicle from BMW that will take center stage. The luxury car and motorcycle manufacture will also be the featured marque at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Plenty of historic racing machines will take over Laguna Seca with 64 vintage BMWs planned for the event.

This includes all five factory IMSA specification 3.0 CSLs that haven’t been seen in the same place since they competed together in the mid-70’s. The track proven 1999 BMW V12 LMR will also be there as well as the largest gathering of BMW M1 ProCars on our shores, ever.

BMW 2002 Hommage

Beyond the the 100th anniversary of the brand, this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary 2002. Recently, BMW created a tribute to the 2002 and presented it at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this past May. BMW will unveil a new version of the 2002 Hammage at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 19th.

  • Mark Fubbing

    I’ll be there on the Sinday. Looking forward to seeing all the cool cars.