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Old paper picture memories...


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I was feeling nostalgic toady and looking through some oldschool paper pictures, when I came across these much older pics!!  The pics are from the 70's, so the colours are a bit weird, probably not helped by me talking digital pics of the paper pics, so you'll have to excuse the picture quality.  Still, I found them pretty cool, so thought they might be worthwhile sharing here...


This first one is of my old man sitting in his first BMW 2002.  I reckon the pic was taken in late 1975 / early 1976.  The car is a '74 Inka BMW 2002, which he bought only half a year old.




This next pic is again of my dad (you'll have to pardon his full-on Scandinavian pose sans clothing...!!  :blink:  ).  The pic must be from the summer of 1977.  The car is a '73 Chamonix BMW 2000tii touring, which my parents bought to get a rear hatch when I came along.
This was actually the car I was driven home from the hospital in!   :D   Guess I was infected with the 02-bug already then...  ^_^




No doubt my dad was into his BMW's!  So together with a good mate, they bought this BMW & Honda dealership in southern Denmark.  This pic must be from 1978 just when they took over the shop.




After that it was all about the latest BMW's of course.  As a kid I would obviously still see loads of 02's coming in and out of the workshop, but my dad tended to drive the newest models.  I clearly remember this brand new '79 BMW 635CSi as being an all-time high...  B)




Oh the memories...

With BMW-Regards,

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Glad you like the pics Steve.

I managed to dig out a few more pics from my fathers time as an authorised BMW dealer.  As such there will be no more 02 presence in the following.  But they were so lucky as to be invited down to Munich for various demonstrations and launches.  On their first trip down there in 1978 they were handed a bunch of the newly presented BMW 635CSi's and asked to drive them hard and enjoy it...  :P








I recall my father telling me with a hint of bitterness, that a few of the more prolific BMW dealers were on the same occasion even handed the keys to this little beast!!  Sadly, my father was apparently not prolific enough - I guess BMW did not see my father and his mate selling a M1 from their small dealership in the south of Denmark...  :lol:




On another occasion in the following year they were invited down for the presentation of the brand new 745i.




BMW had so much faith in their new range-topper, that they even gave all the BMW dealers brand new range toppers from their rivals in the form of Audi 200 and Mercedes-Benz S-class, so that they could compare for themselves, rather than just taking BMW's word for it...






At this presentation all the dealers were given a large silver coin in a velvet-covered case - from memory the coin has the BMW Four-Cylinder Tower on one side and the "745i" emblem on the other.  I'm happy to say that my fathers coin was handed down to me several years ago...


Other than this I found a picture of the BMW & Honda dealership in the mid 80's.  By this time my father had sadly sold his part of the company as we moved to Asia.  My fathers mate however continued to sell and service BMW's from this address for many years more...
As you can see, by this time my fathers mate had expanded with a newer and bigger salesroom to the left of the original building.  The original building was given a make-over to match, and now housed the spares department and the workshop behind it.




That's sadly all I have in the way of photographic documentation of my fathers years with BMW...

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Well I've run out of pics from my father, but I do have a few more goodies...

I've stayed in contact with the previous owners of my '73 Verona BMW 2002.  Sadly the third owner is no longer with us, but I've meet up with the first and second owner a few times.  On one occasion they both handed me some of these old paper pictures.


NullZwei's first owner, Lief Nielsen, took delivery of the brand new 02 on the 20th July 1973 from the BMW dealership that my father and his mate would later take over in 1978. This pic is taken way back in '74 - an only 1 year old BMW 2002!!




In '76 they went camping in southern Germay.




And back home from vacation again...




The second owner, Arne Andreasen, took over NullZwei in a private sale on the 6th March 1978. This pic is taken on that first day of proud ownership when the NullZwei was brought home for the first time.




In the summer of '81 they took NullZwei on a trip to see the BMW factory in Munich. Their good friends came along in an Alpina B7 Coupé (E24) and a BMW BMW 528i (E12). Awesome little convoy!!   At this stage NullZwei was even sporting a set of fancy Cosmic alloys...




On the 15th December 1981 the second owner traded in NullZwei for a 3 month old BMW 320/6 (E21) at the BMW dealership which was now owned by my father and his best mate. My fathers mate was the one who handled the deal.

Shortly after this, the Chief Mechanic in the workshop, Peter Christensen, bought NullZwei and he kept it right until August 1992, when we agreed that I should be the next caretaker of NullZwei once we got her shined up a bit...

With BMW-Regards,

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Okay, so I'm running out of relevant memory-filled oldschool BMW paper pictures to share...

But even though it's not a BMW, I will need to put this last pic up.  If nothing else, just because there's heaps of memories in it for me!


My granddad (on my mothers side) was not a BMW enthusiast.  Instead he loved his Audi's!  In the very late 60's he started with an Audi 60, traded up to an Audi 100, and shortly after that in 1973 traded that in too, for a brand new top-of-the-range Audi 100GL in red and especially ordered with a black vinyl roof.  He really loved that 100GL and kept it meticulously right up until 1990.  I'm in no doubt that this is the one car that I as a kid covered the most miles in the back seat off.  Like I said, an unbelievable amount of memories!




And there's even a very vague BMW connection in there somewhere!  ;)
When he sold his beloved Audi 100GL in 1990, he first took off the FDM badge (basically the Danish version of the Royal Automobile Club) on the front grill, which he had put on it back in 1973 when he purchased the car.  In the pic you can see the badge sitting proud right in the middle of the four rings.  He kept the badge in his desk drawer for many years, and handed it over to me a few years before he passed away.  It was clear to the both of us that I should have had his old Audi 100GL, but sadly that didn't happen.  Instead I at least had his old FDM badge.  A FDM badge from 1973, which spent 17 years on an Audi from 1973.  Well clearly my NullZwei - equally from 1973 - was going to wear this FDM badge with pride!  This way I'm almost riding with my granddad every time I take NullZwei out for a spin.  Sentimental, I know...  :rolleyes:

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8 hours ago, 02Anders said:

.... I guess BMW did not see my father and his mate selling a M1 from their small dealership in the south of Denmark...  :lol:




Wow Anders, thanks for the trip down memory lane!

File this one under "you learn something new every day", but I had never seen the M1 and just read about it on Wikipedia. Turns out it is pretty rare, so you don't see them on the street... 



From Wikipedia:

" In the late 1970s, Italian manufacturer Lamborghini entered into an agreement with BMW to build a production racing car in sufficient quantity for homologation, but conflicts arose that prompted BMW to produce the car themselves.[2][3] The result was sold to the public, from 1978 to 1981, as the BMW M1. It is the first mid-engined BMW to be mass-produced, the second is the BMW i8. It employs a twin-cam M88/1 3.5 L six-cylinder petrol engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection The M1 coupe was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 under the motorsport division of BMW as a homologation special for sports car racing. The body was designed byGiugiaro, taking inspiration from the 1972 BMW Turbo show car. Originally, BMW commissioned Lamborghini to work out the details of the car's chassis, assemble prototypes and manufacture the vehicles, but Lamborghini's financial position meant that BMW reassumed control over the project in April 1978, after seven prototypes were built. Since the engineering of the car was still incomplete, a group of former Lamborghini engineers that had founded a company named Italengineering offered to complete the car's design. Less than 10 miles away from the Lamborghini shop, the engineering for the M1 was finished. Only 453 production M1s were built, making it one of BMW's rarest models.


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Life is short, enjoy the ride!
L'Ultimo Ciclista, 200Km race, Nove Colli 2012

1976 Mint Grun


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