16 Comments

  1. Gianni
    September 29, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

    Was that the Elvis Presley 507?

    • kaibeezy
      September 29, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

      It's actually just an ordinary white 507 earlier in the museum. The Elvis one was on the way out the door and I was like, well, it looks exactly like the other one.

  2. sean scott
    September 30, 2017 @ 5:19 am

    Wow very cool thanks for sharing!

  3. Retrogreg
    September 30, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    Combining business and monkey-business makes commercial trips enjoyable – thks for the pics of unmolested treasures, Greg

    • kaibeezy
      September 30, 2017 @ 5:44 pm

      I *deserved* a treat for dealing with all that schlepping around.

      You know, they are definitely treasures, but you can walk right up to them. I mean, that 700 had a jewel-like finish on every square millimeter and it was right in the middle of the room with no ropes or signs or plinth or anything. I suppose they are cars, designed for weather and all, but still.

    • kaibeezy
      September 30, 2017 @ 5:51 pm

      Well, hang on, what am I talking about? I was at the Saab museum a couple of years back and everything is all piled in there the same way but tighter. Maybe I was thinking maybe Saab had some resource limitations, but BMW is a different ballgame. Some of the Saabs were off-limits, but most were right there.

      Vince – Did I ever actually write that one up? I've got this feeling I never got around to it. Can still do. Better late than never!

    • DailyTurismo
      September 30, 2017 @ 10:35 pm

      KBZ — we published a few of the pics here . But that was about it. -V

  4. Anonymous
    September 30, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

    Wow, very interesting report, I have visited the Porsche museum (old – my favourite and new), mercedes museum, the museum at the Nuerburgring Nordschleife (another favorite). all very interesting and now I have to go to Munich and check this one out. Thanks for the comparison between Mercedes and BMW. I guess I will have to get another MB for my next car…

    • kaibeezy
      September 30, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

      I've got a Stuttgart trip coming up, actually. If I only have time for one, it might have to be Mercedes, just as a matter of familiarity. I've owned a couple of MBs but never a Porsche.

      Paris after that, and hoping I'll have time for the Conservatoire Citroen, which is a few miles out of town. My recollection is Parisian taxis are mostly Peugeot. Never seen a Pontiac Parisienne there, not one!

    • paulmar
      September 30, 2017 @ 6:24 pm

      The taxi drivers comment "…while BMWs are very nice, they only last 100,000 kilometers as taxis, whereas he expected his brand new W212 E350 to last for 300,000 km or even 500,000 kms." is telling…..

  5. Unknown
    September 30, 2017 @ 10:52 pm

    Andechser Vollbier Hell? Hell yes! The plate of food was almost a bigger treat than the Beamers. Thanks for the reminder of a lovely currywurst I had in Augsburg one time.

    • kaibeezy
      October 2, 2017 @ 9:36 am

      Andechser Vollbier Hell – tangy, classical, Bavarian – now available in the US
      [image src=" andechs.de/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_GrennderungFH40796-Vollbier_Hell_1ebb43f843_9065563e6f.jpg" width="400px"/]

  6. hugh crawford
    October 1, 2017 @ 2:07 am

    The coolest thing in Munich is the Deutsches Museum, the world's largest museum of science and technology.
    When I was a kid I went there and there was a demonstration of a working coal mine , yes just as crazy as it sounds, and another room where they cast and machined an engine block, with an apology that the block they machined had been cast the day before to allow for cooling.

    • kaibeezy
      October 2, 2017 @ 9:46 am

      Looks great! Even the website kind of goes on and on. I see the page for the demonstration foundry, nice. (link – Deutsches Museum, Munich)
      [image src=" deutsches-museum.de/uploads/pics/werbe3_01.jpg" width="500px"/]

  7. Woodie Man
    October 2, 2017 @ 4:11 am

    Went to the BMW museum back in 1984. Amazing place. Created serious auto envy on my part. What I remember is standing on a very wide boulevard with no cars in view for miles, and the obedient Germans standing waiting for the light to change. It was all I could do to restrain my American tendency to break the law and jaywalk! Then I went to the town of Dachau near Munich and could find no one who could point out where the concentration camp was……….reminded me of Sgt Schultze in Hogans Heroes…..

    • kaibeezy
      October 2, 2017 @ 10:13 am

      Ha – crosswalk, yes, still exactly the same – wide road in both directions, no cars, everyone just standing there, and I'm thinking, "Is some fast, silent tram going to come whipping around the corner? Is there a cop waiting to give me a ticket for stepping out of line?"

      Contrast with the time I was in a taxi in Rome, late at night, no cars on the road, and the driver is basically blowing through every red light after slowing down just a little to avoid the most obvious death opportunities. I asked: "You're not worried about getting a ticket?" The driver replied: "Ha! I stoppa for a light witha no one around, the police athink I'm astupid!"

      Dachau, yeah, went there too once, might have been 1985 actually. It's a heavy weight for a society, even after all these years and changes. They deal with it in a variety of ways, some more successful than others. I appreciate the strongest sense I get when I'm there, which is: We will be serious-minded, work diligently at our own business (stink-eye at you, Volkswagen), take more than our share of the burdens of the world, and truly enjoy good moments when we have them.

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