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Heroes Of Bavaria - 75 Years Of BMW Motorsports

2000 William FW22 Formula 1 car driven by Ralf Schumacher on display at the Heroes of Bavaria exhibit.  Image Credit: copyright 2018 BMWUSA Group


Heroes Of Bavaria - 75 Years Of BMW Motorsports
Words By:  Brandon O'Brien
Image Credits: BMW GROUP USA unless otherwise specified

For those that live or plan on visiting the Tacoma, Washington area this summer they can view a number of BMW's iconic racing cars. The Heroes of Bavaria exhibit opens in May at the LeMay - America's Car Museum. The brainchild of the BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation last year. The exhibit proved to be very popular with BMW enthusiasts from the east coast and Europe.
 

2000 William FW22 Formula 1 car driven by Ralf Schumacher on display at the Heroes of Bavaria exhibit.  Image Credit: copyright 2018 BMWUSA Group

Heroes Of Bavaria - 75 Years Of BMW Motorsports
Words By:  Brandon O'Brien
Image Credits: BMW GROUP USA unless otherwise specified

For those that live or plan on visiting the Tacoma, Washington area this summer they can view a number of BMW's iconic racing cars. The Heroes of Bavaria exhibit opens in May at the LeMay - America's Car Museum. The brainchild of the BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation last year. The exhibit proved to be very popular with BMW enthusiasts from the east coast and Europe.

The Heroes of Bavaria exhibit comprises cars from private collections and the BMWUSA Classic Collection celebrating the history of BMW racing from the 1930's to 2017.

1977 E21 BMW 320 Turbo IMSA Group 5 car campaigned by David Hobbs.  Image Credit: copyright 2018 BMW Group USA

The Display Includes:

1. 1937 BMW 328 Roadster
2. 1961 700 RS (First built 700 RS)
3. 1965 BMW 1800 TI/SA
4. 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2 Rally (#6 Rauro Aaltonen/John Davenport)
5. 1977 E21 BMW 320 Turbo IMSA Group 5 (#2 David Hobbs)
6. 1981 March-BMW 812 Formula 2 (#5 Christian Danner)
7. 1981 March-BMW M1/C IMSA (#2 David Hobbs/Marc Surer)
8. 1986 BMW 635i (#1 John Player Special)
9. 1987 E30 M3 Korman Firehawk Series (#28 Davy Jones)
10. 1992 E36 BMW M3 GTS-3 IMSA (#07 Valvoline)
11. 1994 E36 BMW 320i Super Touring (#2 Paul Morris)
12. 1994 E34 BMW M5 Bridgestone Supercar (#2 David Donohue)
13. 2000 Williams FW22 Formula 1 (#9 Ralf Schumacher)
14. 2011 E92 BMW M3 GT IMSA Champion (#56 Joey Hand/Dirk Mueller)
15. 2015 E89 BMW Z4 GTLM IMSA (#25 Auberlen/Werner/Farfus "BMW NA 40th Anniversary") 16. 2017 F13 BMW M6 GTLM IMSA (#25 Bill Auberlen/Alexander Sims/ Kuno Wittmer "Bill Power")

1981 March-BMW M1/C IMSA car campaigned by David Hobbs and Marc Surer.  Image Credit: copyright 2018 BMW GROUP USA

1981 March-BMW 812 Formula 2 car campaigned by Christian Danner.  Image Credit: copyright 2018 BMW GROUP USA

1994 E34 BMW M5 as driven by David Donohue in the Bridgestone Tire Series.  Image Credit: copyright 2018 BMW GROUP USA

American LeMans Series  GTLM class winning 2011 E92 BMW M3 GT driven by Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller.  copyright 2018 BMW GROUP USA

2015 E89 BMW Z4 IMSA GTLM car.  Image Credit: copyright 2018 BMW GROUP USA

For more information on Heroes of Bavaria go to: americascarmuseum.org.

For it's second major exhibit the BMW CCA Foundation is preparing an exhibit titled THE ICON: 50 Years of the 2002 which will open in May at the BMW CCA Foundation Museum in Geer, South Carolina.





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