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BMW Motorrad To Be Featured Marque Of Motorcycle Festival August In Tacoma, Washington

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Motorrad A spectator inspects a BMW R37 motorcycle during last inaugural Vintage Motorcycle at LeMay — America’s Car in Tacoma, Washington.

2013 Motorcycle Festival at America’s Car Selects BMW Motorrad as Featured

Iconic German motorcycle marks 90th anniversary in

TACOMA, Wash. (March 4, – The Vintage Motorcycle Festival at – America’s Car Museum (ACM) has BMW Motorrad as featured marque for the 24-25, 2013 motorcycle in Tacoma, Wash. The decision to the Munich-based motorcycle manufacturer with the 90th anniversary of BMW

“BMW is a motorcycle company also builds cars. In they were building well before the cars along,” said Bob Henig, of Bob’s BMW in Jessup, Md. and a BMW collector who is as a judge at this year’s Motorcycle Festival. “BMWs always had classic, clean which made for low-cost, maintenance, so people could enjoy their motorcycles. The was that people should them more than should have to shine

BMW Motorrad’s first motorcycle was the which debuted in September The R32 was designed by Max Friz, the first engineer and design director for BMW AG, and many features that are used on today’s BMW motorcycles.

“That basic design – the air-cooled engine, with a coupled directly to the back of the offset to the right, with a to a beveled rear drive, is the layout that you can buy today on a BMW,” said Peter a private collector from N.Y. who owns eight R32 including the oldest surviving one – the BMW motorcycle ever built, still runs today.

I have the R32 parked on the street, the thing people want to at is how the different mechanical systems the braking system, the throttle and anyone who knows BMW immediately the same basic layout as bikes,” said Nettesheim, who also be a judge at the Vintage Festival. “The quality of the fit and is something people are always with for a 90-year old piece of BMW paid a lot of attention 90 years ago to fit and finish, just as they to do today.”

Like Nettesheim, Henig’s includes an R32. Henig’s is an 1925 R32, and he also a 1929 R57 and a 1943 R75 with a among others.


“BMW’s technology has always at the forefront of the motorcycle industry, and quality of build is remarkable,” Henig. “I’m looking to coming to the Festival and sharing the and passion that I have for BMW

The Vintage Motorcycle Festival is one of the signature events at the 165,000 Tacoma museum. Along the many BMWs, other from famous makers include Ducati, Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Indian and European from bygone eras.

The main event on Saturday, 24 will include judged and awards, a swap meet, motorcycle demonstrations, panel and music. A scenic motorcycle launching from ACM’s and traveling along Pacific roads is slated for Sunday.

The inaugural event in 2012 more than 200 motorcycles and enthusiasts to ACM’s Haub Field. Best of Show was a Norton Atlas owned by Ron of Fife, Wash. which is now on at the museum.

About America’s Car ( )

State Farm LeMay – America’s Car Museum, opened June 2, 2012 in Tacoma, Wash. explores how the has fulfilled a distinctive role at the of the American experience and shaped our The spacious Museum with exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for history as well as an educational and library. The campus, located to the Tacoma Dome, contains a show field, theatre, banquet hall and meeting For more information on museum becoming an ACM member, volunteer or to make a donation, visit .

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