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Steve McQueen's Mustang from the film "Bullitt" shows up with a 16,000 per cent increase over a standard Mustang.

Hagerty’s 2023 Power List shows the dramatic effects celebrity ownership has on enthusiast car values

Hagerty’s 2023 Power List, which tracks celebrity car influence by analyzing the increase (and sometimes decrease) in value by comparing stars’ cars with their standard equivalent at the time, was created to explore how celebrity ownership can affect the value of a vehicle. Using Hagerty’s vast amounts of market data, comparisons are made to theRead Full Story

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Aluminum parts in body shop at BMW Manufacturing Plant Spartanburg. Photo courtesy BMW.

BMW Group to source aluminium from sustainable production in Canada, starting in 2024

The BMW Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to source aluminum with significantly reduced CO2 emissions from Rio Tinto’s hydro-powered operations, starting in 2024. Rio Tinto’s approach to manufacturing aluminum saves approximately 70 per cent of CO2 emissions compared to conventionally manufactured aluminum. The planned supply volumes will be used exclusively in vehicle production at BMWRead Full Story

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Gullwing & Roadster models.

Masters of their craft: Coachwerks Restoration

The classic car restoration business is arguably one of the most challenging and complicated businesses to manage successfully. The restoration of an ‘old’ car, previously owned by several caring and, in many cases, uncaring owners, presents numerous challenges. These include experience, knowledge, skill, craftsmanship, innovative thinking, and, last but not least, working with a carRead Full Story

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Largest James Bond vehicle and prop exhibit now open at the Petersen Museum

L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum’s newest exhibit, “Bond in Motion,” is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise through a diverse selection of iconic screen-used vehicles. The exhibit, which will run through October 30, 2022, is the largest official Bond vehicle display to date in the U.S., featuring more than 30 cars, motorcycles,Read Full Story

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The average condition 2 value of the Miata is $15,400, which is up 7.5% from a year ago.

Hottest cars of the pandemic, according to Hagerty’s Automotive Intelligence

Amidst COVID-19, North Americans have taken up an array of new hobbies. From DIY home renovations to cooking TikTok’s infamous feta pasta, new hobbies have formed in this past year like no other time in history. Some of these hobbies have stemmed from having extra free time, while others have sprung from trends. One keyRead Full Story

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All-new 2016 BMW 7 Series.

BMW 7 Series is named 2016 World Luxury Car

BMW’s flagship sedan, the BMW 7 Series, was named 2016 World Luxury Car Award at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Launched fall 2015, the BMW 7 Series includes ground-breaking Carbon Core passenger cell technology, which uses carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic to reduce weight and increase both the overall torsion strength and bending stiffness. It featuresRead Full Story

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Carl J Reese broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record driving a BMW K 1600 GT.

Planned documentary to showcase record-breaking solo cannonball LA to NYC motorcycle trip

Last year, Carl Reese of Santa Clarita, California broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes. Reese completed the 4,552-kilometre feat on a 2015 BMW K 1600 GT six-cylinder motorcycle, breaking George Egloff’s previous record of 42 hours set in 1983. No one in history,Read Full Story

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BMW Engines

BMW Group scores at 2012 Engine of the Year Awards

Engines that remain unbeaten titleholders, as well as triumphant newcomers, have secured the BMW Group’s renewed pre-eminence at the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards. Powerplants guaranteeing efficient power delivery in current BMW and MINI models topped no fewer than four out of eight displacement categories. The quartet of trophy-winners comprised two four-cylinder engines,Read Full Story

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BMW 328

BMW Classic commissions remanufacture of original BMW 328 gearbox

BMW Classic has commissioned the remanufacture of gear-wheel kits for the original Hurth gearbox installed in the BMW 328. At the moment, fully synchronised gearboxes or gearboxes that have been continually modified over the years are installed in the BMW 328. BMW Classic coordinates all activities that are connected with BMW’s varied history, covering everythingRead Full Story

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1938 BMW 327/328 unveiled at Jellybean AutoCrafters

Jellybean AutoCrafters unveils restored BMW 327/328!

By Stanton Guy – Special guests were invited to attend the unveiling of a beautifully restored 1938 BMW 327/328 at Jellybean AutoCrafters in Surrey, on February 23rd. This BMW model is generally acknowledged as one of the most significant automobiles in history.  It had leading-edge performance and handling for its time, with its tubular frame and 2 litre,Read Full Story

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BMW Canada presents pricing…

BMW Canada has revealed pricing for two of its newest models. 1 Series M Coupé For the first time, the coveted M badge will appear on the 1 Series M Coupé. This 335-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, 3-litre inline-6 engine will arrive at BMW retailers in spring 2011. The all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupé will startRead Full Story

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