sports car photographs


Schumacher? Not a bad name for a seller of sports sedans like the BMW 1800 (1963 until 1972) Neue Klasse, an early example for the Hofmeister kink design feature, the low forward bend at the C-pillar named for BMW design chief Wilhelm Hofmeister.


Unfortunately the BMW 2002 Turbo ( E20 ) arrived just in time for the global oil crisis in 1973, so only 1672 of these iconic „Neue Klasse” medium-range missiles were built until 1974. Note the reversed „turbo" badge, originally meant to give the car added rearview-mirror cred on Autobahns… The 2002 sat at the top of the range and was the first series-produced car anywhere in Europe to come with turbo-technology


I admit I have treated the Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce (here: 2nd series from 1970 or 71) with unreasonable snooty disdain because of its two pretentious auxiliary headlights, some more hp (mainly useful for card games), interior parts like the centre console and nose styling which eliminated the stepped hood. The evil people have always loved it more than my minimalist and unfortunately also flat-nosed GT 1300 Bertone. But if you pare the 1750 down to the bone to achieve some kind of race car appearance it not only looks great – it is unfortunately even faster than mine…