From Aug. 18-21, the group and its automobiles will be showcased as its 100th anniversary is celebrated. According to the BMW Group, BMW will be “he featured marquee at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and the brand will be represented by 64 vintage BMW race cars ranging from a strong group of 1930’s 328s to the all concurring BMW V12 LMR of 1999.”
In addition, all five factory IMSA spec 3.0 CSLs will be in the same area together for the first time since 1976. Among the 64 BMWs racing in the Rolex Reunion will be seven cars from the BMWUSA Classic collection. Drivers will include BMW of North America Chairman Ludwig Willisch and several past and current BMW Motorsport drivers.
“The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday August 21 will feature a once-in-a-lifetime grouping of important BMW models in celebration of the 100th Anniversary. Highlights of the display include the first and last BMW Art Cars – the 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 painted by Alexander Calder and the 2010 M3 GT2 painted by Jeff Koons. BMW’s Mille Miglia successes will be represented by two special bodied 328 cars – the 1937 328 MM Bügelfalte (translates to “trouser crease” for the distinctive sharp creases running down the tops of the fenders) and the 1940 328 MM Carrozzeria Touring Coupe. Finally, after being lost for 40 years and then undergoing a two year restoration, the Elvis BMW 507 will premiere on the lawn at Pebble Beach.”