BMW Enters Two Designers And A Classic 328 In The 2011 Mille Miglia - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

» Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > BMW News
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

BMW News News articles about BMW, as well as site updates, rules, etc. concerning the site. Only administrators may START threads in this section.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2011, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Car:
Posts: 286
Photos:
AutoGuide.com has a little shameless behaviour in the past
BMW Enters Two Designers And A Classic 328 In The 2011 Mille Miglia


Two car designers, one classic BMW, and one of the most infamous road races in the world—sounds ripe for a buddy comedy from the 80s, but it was actually the 2011 Mille Miglia: featuring BMW designer Adrian van Hooydonk, Swiss industrial designer Alfredo Häberli, and a classic 1930s BMW 328.

What do a bunch of turtleneck wearers know about auto racing, scorpion bites, and bribing Carabinieri? Actually, van Hooydonk took part in last year's race, and this year the BMW team set out from Brescia on the 12th, reached the staging posts in Bologna and Rome, and made it back to Brescia by the 15th, without ending up in jail or any Weekend-At-Bernies-type shenanigans.

The BMW 328 was chosen as this year is its 75th anniversary—it debuted in 1936, and is one of BMW's most famous prewar cars. "For me the race was a first," said Häberli. "I was particularly delighted to be driving in the Mille Miglia with Adrian van Hooydonk. Plus, it was a tremendous opportunity to get a close-up look at the many classics taking part. They all combine emotion with functionality – two criteria on which I also place great value."

BMW sought fit to commemorate the designers' triumph by designing (get it?) an expensive leather jacket for the occasion, which they donned during the race to increase their street cred (and to attract the ragazza davvero bella). The two presumably survived without incident, and will be sure to enter next year with typical Germanic focus, dedication, and charm.

More: BMW Enters Two Designers And A Classic 328 In The 2011 Mille Miglia on AutoGuide.com
AutoGuide.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > BMW News


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 2 x Mille Miglia MM11 Wheels 17x8 ET40 M3 diabel Wheels and Tires 0 05-18-2006 08:02 PM
Mille Miglia Spiders - replacement available? 16 inch stoeger 3-Series (E36) 3 04-06-2006 01:33 PM
Fs: 17" Mille Miglia Mm11-2 Wheels erick0386 Classifieds Sell & Buy 0 04-12-2005 08:24 PM
[fs] Mille Miglia Rims Sachmo12345 Classifieds Sell & Buy 5 10-27-2004 05:25 PM
F.S. Mille Miglia MM II 17" wheels Firefighter Classifieds Sell & Buy 0 04-02-2004 07:59 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.