The Spirit of BMW: 50 Reasons Why We Love Them

Fifty glorious vintage photographs of classic BMW models teamed with lively text that explains why people love them.

Known as “the ultimate driving machine,” BMW is one of the world’s most prestigious car brands. Renowned for their smooth handling, precision engineering, and sleek looks, BMWs pair driving comfort with powerful engines. Originally formed during the World War I, the company reached new heights of popularity in the 1960s and is still going strong today.

This captivating book outlines all the most iconic BMW models, from their first car, the Dixi of 1927, to today’s high-performance models, including the beautiful 1955 507 roadster, the instantly recognizable 2002 from the 1960s, and the iconic E30 M3, first manufactured in the mid-1980s. Each evocative vintage photograph is accompanied by an insightful explanation.

The ideal gift for every car enthusiast, whether they’re a BMW owner or aspiring to be, this beautifully illustrated book perfectly conveys the joys of this classic brand.

About The Author

Vaughan Grylls is a photographer, author, and artist. His photography has been shown in the Photographers’ Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Arnolfini. From 1996 to 2005, he was chief executive of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005, he founded the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester. He is the author and photographer of Oxford Then and Now, Cambridge Then and Now, Hong Kong Then and Now, and Singapore Then and Now.

  • Publish Date: May 02, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Transportation - Automotive - History
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 8-1/4 x 8-3/4
  • Pages: 128
  • US Price: $23.95
  • CDN Price: $32.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-803-6

Author Bookshelf: Vaughan Grylls