On November 28, BMW is stepping into the spotlight in the California Automobile Museum’s ongoing WUNDERCARS! exhibit. The Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works) came into being as an aircraft design and construction firm in 1917, and branched out into motorcycles and automobiles in the 1920s. With a line ranging from eccentric microcars to expensive luxury machines, the marque became the unlikely darling of American enthusiast drivers in the late 1960s with the 2002 sports sedan. WUNDERCARS! highlights the long and dynamic history of the German automobile. In addition to a long-term exhibit tracing the impact of the American market on the German automotive industry – and the impact of the German automobile on America – a rotating gallery is spotlighting the histories of four of Germany’s premier automakers. If you haven’t already stopped by the current Porsche spotlight exhibit, be sure to check it out!
California Automobile Museum
2200 Front Street
10AM – 6PM, closed Thanksgiving