BMW Homage Vehicles Come Together – Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’esme 2016 [Updated with display image]

P90219885_highRes_the-bmw-group-s-homm“The Next 100 Years” – With BMW celebrating its first centennial anniversary, they look both forward to the future of ‘The ultimate driving machine”, and back at the past by brining together a collection of BMW and MINI vehicles for display that have never been presented in whole before.

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the most significant events for historic cars. Originally started in 1929, and revived in the ’90s, the Concorso has a huge automotive audience excited for the preservation of the valuable automobiles on display.

MINI Representation

MINI ACV 30 ConceptOn display representing MINI at the Concorso will be the MINI ACV 30. The ACV 30 was the concept vehicle that began the path leading to MINI as we know it today. Alongside it, the beautiful #37 Monte Carlo winning classic Mini.

At the Monte Carlo Rally in January 1997 a concept study of the Mini Cooper was unveiled which offered a preview of the brand’s future face. Far from an exercise in nostalgia rooted in retro design, the MINI ACV 30 provided a modern interpretation of the vehicle concept behind the classic Mini. The two-seater, right-hand-drive, mid-engined ACV (Anniversary Concept Vehicle) turned heads with its wonderfully powerful proportions. But it also offered a window into how the hallmark design elements of the classic Mini – such as the hexagon radiator grille and large circular headlights – could be carried over into a 21st-century vehicle concept.

BMW Representation

  • BMW 2002 Hommage
  • BMW M1 Hommage (2008)
  • BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage (2015)
  • BMW 328 Hommage (2011)
  • BMW Concept Coupé Milla Miglia (2006)

BMW Motorrand Representation

  • BMW Motorrad R 5 Hommage
  • BMW Concept Ninety (2013)

In addition to those listed above, we expect that BMW, and participants will be displaying a variety of other beautiful vehicles.

See more of the ACV in the gallery on the next page:
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Mike Bober has been involved in many aspects of the MINI Community, including working with multiple national series racing teams. He currently owns his first MINI, an R53 "Ramsey", a R60 Countryman "Lauda", and a F56 "Stanton". Previously owned was an R59 Roadster "Winnie". -- Along with many other major MINI events, Mike recently completed his second coast-to-coast MINI Takes The States event.

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