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TJS
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Techno Classica, Essen

Post by TJS » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 10:38

My second visit to this huge event on Friday. Very little Z1 content this time, just two cars, a very tatty red Z1 being offered by a Dutch dealer for 70k and one of only 50 rare, stunning, hugely desirable and valuable Dream Black / Light Grey displayed on the BMW Group Classic stand, complete with non standard steering wheel. Ok, so I am biased !

What is impressive about this show is the effort and pride Mercedes and VAG put into their displays, each take and customise an entire hall to display classics from their own collections alongside restoration projects from their factory approved restoration partners. BMW, meh ... the corner of a hall with cars supplied by the various owners clubs. I believe BMW did show the 1970 Richard Longman 1275 GT Racing Mini (70th Mini anniversary) and a couple of motorcycles given the logos on the BMW Group Classic truck in the car park. The BMW M1 on the stand was for sale, maybe via a dealer unless BMW Classic have followed the Jaguar model and now buy in, restore and sell on classics under the factory restored BMW Group Classic banner. Answers on a postcard please in respect of the asking price !!

Also had a long chat with Rob Vos, president of the BMW Z1 Club e.V who were displaying the Z1, it would be good to perhaps share a future event, maybe a technical day / weekend tour.

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Re: Techno Classica, Essen

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Re: Techno Classica, Essen

Post by petecossie » Sat 20 Apr, 2019 23:33

A chap I know from BMWCCNE was telling us at the monthly meeting last Sunday that he had been to Techno Classica (flew over from Newcastle I believe), but had the same sentiments as TJS, where were BMW? Big presence from Mercedes and VAG. Just makes you think that BMW are only interested in selling new cars these days.
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Re: Techno Classica, Essen

Post by Pat Slade » Wed 24 Apr, 2019 23:21

Just heard from some of my German Z1 friends
They were also disappointed with BMWs presence.
Not sure that BMW are listening. As far as new cars go there are several current and new models that I would not put on my drive.
In Florida at present and seen some of the new monster SUV. Oh dear I need several strong drinks!

Pat

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