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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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Interview with the producers of “No Limits” – A Film About Racing Legend Alex Zanardi

Interesting | February 16th, 2016 by Hugo Becker

Every now and then you run into people who are in a hurry. Alex Zanardi is one of those men who are in a hurry …

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Vibrations – Chapter One of a History of BMW

Interesting | January 13th, 2016 by Hugo Becker

In 1916 you will not find a company known as BMW, hard as you might look. The first mention of BMW is in 1917, as …

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VW and the EPA

News | September 21st, 2015 by Hugo Becker

It was announced the other day that almost 500,000 VW and Audi TDI cars have been equipped with, ahem, inappropriate software. The software in question …

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BMW and the Apple iCar – Should BMW give the i3 technology?

Interesting, Others | August 3rd, 2015 by Hugo Becker

It has been with a certain amount of humorous cynicism that I’ve watched the articles pour forth on Apple’s reported attempt to induce BMW into …

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The Ihle Brothers, BMW, and the Kidney Grille

Interesting, Others | July 23rd, 2015 by Hugo Becker

Kansas City has a really nice Concours d’Elegance in early summer known as the Art of the Car which supports the Kansas City Art Institute. …

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New BMW X1 builds on success of its predecessor

BMW X1 | July 17th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

With the new F48 X1 BMW of North America will launch an all-wheel drive vehicle based on a front wheel drive (FWD) platform. While that …

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Tech Tidbit: Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Interesting, Others | July 13th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

BMW, during its most recent Innovation Day, displayed a Hydrogen Fuel Cell version of its i8 sports car. The German word for hydrogen is wasserstoff, …

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