Hugo Becker

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The Original Rolls Royce SUV: the 1914 Mk. 1 Pattern Armored Car

Rolls Royce | May 14th, 2018 by Hugo Becker

The unveiling, to the public, of the Rolls Royce Cullinan, reminded me that Rolls Royce has been down this road (or is that, ‘off road’) …

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Editorial: Rover – the Speed Bump On the Road to Strategy One

Interesting | January 25th, 2018 by Hugo Becker

The Rover logo was a stylized image of a Viking long ship. And, keeping with the Viking theme, by the end of the 1970s Rover …

Review: Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

Car Tips | October 15th, 2017 by Hugo Becker

Last year, after my 2008 BMW 135i was wrecked for a 135i to be named later (right rear quarter taken out by an uninsured driver), …

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The BMW 321: The Car That Saved the Eisenach Works

Interesting | September 11th, 2017 by Hugo Becker

Our Senior Editor Chuck Vossler, uncovered this gem on the interwebs not long ago. On Copart’s site was one “1948 BMW .01”. Odd BMW wasn’t …

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TEST DRIVE: 2017 BMW 230i xDrive

2 Series, Test Drives | August 22nd, 2017 by Hugo Becker

The ’13 135i was recently dropped off at BMW of Kansas City South for scheduled maintenance. My Service Advisor, Clint Wong, knew I’d need a …

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Purgatory – Chapter 5 of the History of BMW

Interesting | October 17th, 2016 by Hugo Becker

The German economic miracle, the ‘Wirtschaftwunder’, was predicated by the western allies currency reform – the replacement of the old Reichsmark with the new Deutschmark, …

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BMW Strategy ONE > NEXT, Shaping the Future

Interesting | July 4th, 2016 by Hugo Becker

The day started with a laugh as I watched She Who Must Be Obeyed place a load of dirty clothes in the washer and power …

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Strife – Chapter 4 of the History of BMW

Interesting | June 11th, 2016 by Hugo Becker

One of the few things Germany did not have a shortage of at the end of World War II was rubble. There were over 400 …

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Expansion: History of BMW – Part 3

Interesting | April 24th, 2016 by Hugo Becker

On the southeast edge of Eisenach, Germany, there is a steep hill. On top of that hill sits a fortification, a castle. It is not …

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Intermezzo – Chapter Two of a History of BMW

Interesting | February 24th, 2016 by Hugo Becker

In May of 1922 the restrictions on aircraft engine production, imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, was lifted. Possibly this serves as one of the …

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