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BMW R 80 G/S – Time of the legends

When I turned 40, I got a poster. On it, a fat 40 grinned in my face, in front of it a BMW M1 and above it the slogan – “Legendary since 1978”. It doesn’t look that old yet, I thought, and wondered who would have held up better – definitely the M1! When another BMW legend turned 40 last year, my cylinders suddenly started ringing. No amount of 100 octane from the trusted fuel dealer helped, but I went into my garage, stroked the squeaky orange seat of my 1983 BMW R 80 G/S and looked at it as if falling in love for the second time with my own… um… let’s not make such comparisons.

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Toyota Supra MA70

Toyota Supra – A cult vehicle with many faces

Anyone who thinks about legendary sports cars immediately thinks of the usual suspects – the brands that dominated Le Mans or had their bodies drawn by Pininfarina, Bertone or Zagato. One dreams of American V8 engines, Italian twelve-cylinder engines, British wooden chassis and German perfectionism. Only a few people think of the Land of the Rising Sun – but there were and still are a considerable number of interesting sports cars in Japan, for example the Toyota Supra.  Continue reading Toyota Supra – A cult vehicle with many faces

CT Analytics | The ten most popular homologation cars

To use cars in racing, manufacturers must produce a number of road versions for homologation purposes. These homologation vehicles are quite rare and sought-after. As new cars, they were the trump card in every car quartet, and even today as classics, many models break records – though no longer on the track, but in terms of price. These ten homologation vehicles were called up most frequently on Classic Trader in 2020. Continue reading CT Analytics | The ten most popular homologation cars