A Brief History of the BMW R80 GS

BMW R80 GS Motorcycle

  Introduction: BMW R80 GS – The Salvation of BMW Motorrad Though it may be hard to imagine today, BMW had been a company in grave danger of going under during the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of the things helping keep the company afloat was their motorcycle division, and their Italian-designed Isetta bubble car, a…

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1968 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 Mountain Rescue + Fire Truck

Mercedes-Benz Unimog Front

There are few vehicles better suited to expedition camper conversion than the original Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404, and this mountain rescue / fire truck is an ideal candidate thanks to its double cab front and tray-back rear. Unimog 404 History The Unimog was conceived in almost exactly the same way as the original Land Rover Series…

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The First Mid-Engined BMW Supercar – The BMW M1

BMW M1 Car Main

The BMW M1 was built almost entirely thanks to retired racing driver and head of BMW M-division Jochen Neerpasch, who wanted to challenge Porsche in Group 5 racing, but needed a new purpose-built car to do it. The BMW M1 The project to design and build the car was contracted to Lamborghini – as BMW…

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