This book commemorates the most comprehensive exhibition of early BMWs outside Germany, and captures BMW’s early history with compelling text and countless archival photographs.
Written by Jackie Jouret, GENESIS tells the story of BMW’s origins as a maker of airplane engines during World War I through its expansion into motorcycle and automobile production in the 1920s. GENESIS illuminates BMW’s technical innovations and sporting achievements as well as its role in supplying the German military through two world wars, and its re-emergence as a peacetime mobility company in the 1950s.
- Beautiful photography and complete histories of all 24 exhibition vehicles
- 164 pages of cars, motorcycles, and aero engines
- Thorough history of BMW from its beginnings to 1960, including the history of related companies like Veritas and AFM, as well as postwar production at Eisenach
This Hardcopy version includes the same content (as the softcover), surrounded by a unique cover design, housed in a hard-sided slipcover. Only 300 of these will be produced. These are not for sale but available through our Foundation Donation Program, which includes other unique gifts. If you are interested, please click Buy Now, and you will be directed to the Donor page for more information.
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Even the most knowledgeable enthusiast will learn something new about BMW’s first five decades. What’s more, your donation will support the BMW CCA Foundation and its programs – Street Survival and the Museum & Archive.