Watch A Priceless BMW Art Car Commute To Work In 1976
When racing driver Brian Redman, suited up and trackside, tells you that he’d owned BMWs privately for years before joining its racing efforts, it’s completely natural to pause this film and search your local classifieds for a classic BMW.
That’s been our reaction, at least. And Redman’s endorsement comes less than four minutes into this 26 minute film! Throughout, racing drivers, executives, engineers, and other key players in BMW give their opinion of what makes the cars special, often in plain, precise language.
“I wanted a car that I could drive on the street that didn’t attract undue attention from the forces of the law and order,” Redman continues. “I wanted a car I could take the family in, but I wanted a car that had high-performance at the same time.”
One of the most intriguing aspects of the film is the behind-the-scenes look at how the company is pushing into the future. This begins with grey suits and computers, but quickly gets to the sight of the 1976 Frank Stella BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car getting a new engine fitted!
Don’t worry: after some more boring stuff, they take it out for, presumably, lunch.
The rest of it makes a compelling case for setting your time machine for “Munich, 1976”…
Photo Courtesy of BMW