Museum calls for “Bimmer” Bikesg

Words & Photos: John Gunnell

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Want to put your BMW motorcycle in a museum exhibition? LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Wash., is organizing “BMW—Propelling a Century of Innovation” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the German company that builds cars, bikes and engines.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG-or BMW-was founded in 1916. It has headquarters in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. BMW makes motorcycles under the trade name BMW Motorrad.

The museum in Tacoma is currently asking interested BMW owners to get involved with putting the new show together by committing their classic BMWs for display. “You have the opportunity to be part of the BMW exhibit by having your motorcycle on display,” said an official. “America’s Car Museum is looking for sterling examples of a wide range of great machines made by BMW.”

Pre World War II machines are especially needed. But some of the later models will help fill out the complete history of BMW bikes.

To have a motorcycle considered for display, you can send your name, contact information, a short vehicle description and current photo of the machine to the museum’s email address by March 30, 2016. The address is



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