Wheels Worth a Story

Oldtimer Messe Stuttgart 2010

The gallery you’re about to watch, contains the pictures taken by my friend Michael.

In stark contrast to myself – he knows what he’s doing and has proper photographic equipment as well as some experience.

I, on the other hand, don’t.

Don’t have most of those things and… don’t really care.

Car pictures for me are to be consumed the way we see cars everyday. In traffic, parked by the curb or in total neglect. Dirt, dust and scratches are very welcome, as they usually tell some stories. And that’s why I love pictures taken with my smartphone or simple point-and-shoot camera.

The classic car show is the last place on Earth, where you can find anything else than “garage-queens”.

But this show is a bit different. Take a look…

BMW Museum – 2010

My second trip to BMW Museum – waaaay back in October of 2010.

Nearly a decade went by since that day. Who’d thought that I will keep returning to this place so frequently…

Notice one thing…

When BMW is introducing a new model to the market, they always put it to their museum, but only as a clay model. In October of 2010 that “fresh as a daisy”, brand spanking new car from BMW was… a 1-Series coupe.

Today, this very car is slowly moving from a “frequently abused, used car” category, into the “sought-after and value-gaining youngtimer” realm.

As I visited BMW Museum again in November of 2018, the “model in clay” was the brand new 3-Series. Without planning to do so, I saw it in clay on the same day it was presented to the public at Paris Motor Show.

But that’s a completely different story…

See for yourself how the BMW exhibition looked like nearly 10 years ago…

Toys for (big) boys

People say that the size of men’s toys grows along with his age. 😀

I am the living proof it is not always the case 

A beautiful addition to my die-cast collection purchased today at British Motor Museum.

Will show you more of my “toys for big boys” soon, but just for fun – take a look at my most recent loot…

British Motor Museum’s reserve collection

Another part of British Motor Museum – their reserve collection.

More-less the cars that are not “worthy” (or ready yet) to be the part of a main exhibition, but are valuable enough to be kept safe for the future.

To be brutally honest, I was much, much happier wandering between those, than watching some exhibits in the main building. 

The way these cars are, well… stored, has nothing to do with “a proper exhibition”. And just because of that, it is a brilliant experience.

You still need to follow the basic rules, like “look but don’t touch” et cetera, but you are so close to those cars, and you have such a fantastic, intimate contact with them, that it is an experience you will remember for years.

See for yourself…