I’m not a fan of BMW. If you are you may want to look away now 😉 This may be because of their drivers, who often don’t use their indicators, or because cars like the X6 which seems neither fish nor fowl…not a proper sports car like a Porsche 911 nor a proper off road vehicle like a Land Rover…and really to me rather pointless. I have an anti-BMW album on Facebook, with photos of crashed, flooded, neglected BMWs and others being taken away on the backs of flat bed trucks having been caught parking illegally (schadenfreude is sweet).
When I originally wrote this post, I had just three BMWs (above), two Chelsea Tractors (X5s) and a Welly BMW Z3 (all three made in China). Since originally writing this post, I have given away the small X5 and lost the Z3 (missing), I have however picked up a few other BMWs…a Z3 came in a Matchbox 5 pack, I also have a couple of Hot Wheels an E36 M3 and a BMW motorcycle K 1000 RS.
I have recently added this Welly BMW 645 Ci, it was discounted and I like the metallic light blue colour. I also added a BMW 507 and a BMW 2002 tii from the Bburago Classics range.
I found two 2002s by Bburago and Hot Wheels.
What could be more British than a Mini with an English flag on its roof?
Well, actually many things, the new Mini is a BMW product. This Chinese made Bburago model in 1:43, might sport an English flag on the roof but it also has a German License Plate, this is far removed from the very British Minis we cheered on in “The Italian Job” (1969 film).