BMW head­lines at FoS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

BMW will be dis­play­ing and rac­ing a range of sig­nif­i­cant sport­ing clas­sics at this year’s Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed, in­clud­ing the leg­endary 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Road­ster.

BMW will be the fea­tured mar­que at the fes­ti­val as part of its cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions and will mark the oc­ca­sion by rac­ing the 328, a 1957 507 and a 1965 1800 Ti/SA up the fa­mous 1.16-mile hill­climb on 23 June.

The 328 won the Mille Miglia in 1940, with 328s tak­ing four of the top six po­si­tions and set­ting a record av­er­age speed. The 1800 Ti/SA won the Spa 24 Hours in 1965, the first of 22 vic­to­ries for BMW in the Bel­gian en­durance clas­sic. Gerry Ju­dah, who has been build­ing sculp­tures in front of Good­wood House since 1997, will be us­ing a 328, the Gor­don Mur­ray­de­signed 1983 Brab­ham-BMW BT52, and the Le Mans-win­ning BMW V12 LMR as part of the dis­play this year. The first pub­lic view­ing of the sculp­ture marks the of­fi­cial open­ing of the fes­ti­val week­end, which is ex­pected to at­tract over 200,000 vis­i­tors this year.

The Earl of March, Good­wood chair­man, says: ‘BMW has cre­ated many land­mark cars, and has an ex­cep­tional mo­tor­sport her­itage in For­mula 1, For­mula 2, at Le Mans, and in a va­ri­ety of tour­ing cars. BMW has been one of the Fes­ti­val’s most loyal and en­thu­si­as­tic part­ners for 19 years and I am thrilled to be cel­e­brat­ing its cen­te­nary.’


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