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BlueKnight

Vintage BMW adverts~ When men were men.

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6 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

my mum had a 924S new in 1987 i was still using it in 2003 cracking little car an auto in white. 

My loaner was blue manual with a funky beige leather/textile plaid interior.

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4 minutes ago, BlueKnight said:

My loaner was blue manual with a funky beige leather/textile plaid interior.

mums was a gp white one with pinstripe and in the glove box it had a little label 'welcome to your new porsche 924s her vital statistics are...bhp..top speed etc' my mum loved that car she always used to clap her hand when the lights popped up! It was first registered in late 1986 as 924DOL for JCT 600 in leeds:) nice memories of my mum in that car.  My mums plate at the time. 

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On 28/12/2019 at 19:42, BondandBigM said:

I knew the Yanks would have something to do with it, they can't do proper Queens English. 

Always been Beamer or Beemer over here. 

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I have to side with @BondandBigM here... BMW cars have always, and will always be referred to as Beemers (the phonetic Bee sound for 'B' prescides) in the Uk. The word 'Bimmer' is an American affectation...I could say that you have wrong vowel in place regarding BMW motor bikes, 'U' being the correct one to use, or more properly, 'Death Traps'....bleh.gif

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Why do blonde's like BMWs?

Because they can spell it.

 

11 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

BMW motor bikes, 'U' being the correct one to use, or more properly, 'Death Traps'....

When I had one, I met a German guy with the same bike up near Durness, he called his one (R100S) the "Rubber Cow". 

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17 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

I have to side with @BondandBigM here... BMW cars have always, and will always be referred to as Beemers (the phonetic Bee sound for 'B' prescides) in the Uk. The word 'Bimmer' is an American affectation...

:laughing2dw::laughing2dw:

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Allegedly the term "Beemer" (ee instead of ea) came about as a result of British motorcyclists referring to BSA's as "Beezers".

I just saw a BMW driver using his indicators correctly on the motorway. Twice. Should I report the vehicle as stolen ?

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1 hour ago, Roger the Dodger said:

BMW cars have always, and will always be referred to as Beemers

You and Bond must be the only ones in the U.K...he he he

Even the BMW Car Clubs on your side of the Pond refer to BMW cars as Bimmers. 

https://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/

But hey ho, as far as I'm concerned the only important part is knowing which one is which when I enter the garage. :laughing2dw:

 

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to be fair generally the UK just call them BM's 

or BM

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27 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

to be fair generally the UK just call them BM's 

That's quite true. When I'm asked what I drive or ride, I always say BM.

We do have a lot in common!   :thumbs_up:

:laugh:

 

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3 minutes ago, BlueKnight said:

That's quite true. When I'm asked what I drive or ride, I always say BM.

We do have a lot in common!   :thumbs_up:

:laugh:

 

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I remeber BMW becoming popular in the uk about 1987, it was like a breath of fresh air, after merc jag etc, so clean cut. 

Image result for 1987 bmw m5

so sharp and understated

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18 hours ago, WRENCH said:

 

I just saw a BMW driver using his indicators correctly on the motorway. Twice. Should I report the vehicle as stolen ?

And don't even start on the way BM drivers park their cars...:laughing2dw:

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7 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

And don't even start on the way BM drivers park their cars...:laughing2dw:

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I'd have this one.

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16 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

And don't even start on the way BM drivers park their cars...:laughing2dw:

I don't get it...:sign_question:

 

(ba ha ha Of course I do!)

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On 02/01/2020 at 12:22, WRENCH said:

Here's another advert.

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Actually saw that exact model (bottom pic with outriders and sunroof) at the Newbury Retrofestival back in August...

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And according to the ad, all for £479 and 17 shillings, including purchase tax.

I bet you wouldn't buy the one above for that! Anyone got an idea what you would have to pay to buy similar to the above today?

My father in law had one in the mid seventies...drove it through a ford and was swept away in it...:yes:

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1 hour ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Anyone got an idea what you would have to pay to buy similar to the above today?

Here you go,

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/10/isetta/

A friend has one of these things which he originally got for the.lifting of it.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22792/lot/106/

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