Saturday, November 29, 2008

PhotoHunt: Metal


This steel and concrete edifice in Spartanburg, South Carolina is by itself, beautiful. But the BMW Zentrum is a treasure trove of art and technology and history that any car aficionado would appreciate. Among the many I found most interesting are the following:



A miniature model of what I believe is a BMW Roadster made from metal wires, a gift from the BMW group in South Africa.


The Isetta, BMW's response for postwar Europe's clamor for an inexpensive car in the 1950's.


And my pop will receive this one for Christmas from me- God-willing within the next three decades or so hehe

15 comments:

  1. That has gotta be one of the cutest small vintage cars I've ever seen! :)

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  2. The skeleton look of the car looked wonderful. :)

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  3. Well, I love the BMW in metal wires. :)

    Lynn

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  4. Good thinking for the week's theme.

    My metal is posted. Drop by for a visit if you can!
    Happy Hunting.

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  5. I love that little car. Too cute!

    See my metal photos if you have time.

    http://moderatesuburbanchick.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love these shots! All are so intriguing! But I especially love the wired car from South Africa!

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  7. Those are really nice photos for the theme! I thought your pop is really getting that one until the last few words:) hehe

    Happy Weekend!
    Yen

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  8. That is cool Ian very cool entries. Happy hunting. Have a great weekend too.

    Mine is here

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  9. i generally love museums and history but- except for utilitarian reasons- i'm not really car-mad. but this BMW center we visited was something else; i have some other pics of unique finds to show- at a later time perhaps =]

    thanks for visiting everyone!

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  10. Wow, great photos, all of them! The first one looks like a modern Colosseum. I love the little car.

    I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and leave your link. :)
    Mrs. Mecomber
    New York Traveler.net Photo Hunters: Metal

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  11. hi doc gomez,
    cool blog! i can't believe you saw chris brown!

    could you sign my forms? i need them to graduate. do you have a new email?

    -Victor Cruz

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  12. i love the teeny-weeny BMW:) it's so cute!!

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  13. Ang cute naman ng vintage car... Swerte naman ng dad mo pag binigyan mo sya ng BMW SUV na yan ;)

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  14. someone in neighbourhood driving one and it cost more than $300K the car. Not sure which series of bmw

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