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BMW Special Gift: Story of an Owner Turned Into Commercial

Phillip Roberts 3. December 2014 Entertainment, Magazine, Videos & Movie Reviews 1 Comment

Well, one thing is for certain, as we are progressing you won’t find any boring and clichéd car commercials on Inopian. We hope that the advertising era full of snap shots of uninspiring car designs on bendy roads is coming to an end. Only recently we have come across some very nice and thoughtful commercials by BMW called the Legend. They are all part of a higher initiative called BMW Stories.

All of these short videos feature an owner of a BMW and the story behind the ownership. Some of them are written from a script the others are more spontaneous, a “press record and see what happens” scenario. Whichever the case they are very interesting.

Our particular example is the most stunning by far. It is a story of a man in the Czech Republic that owned the legendary BMW 328 roadster and upon the takeover of the communist regime in 1948 he decided to hide it. Watch the BMW Legend: Special Gift…

It may be only because I am sentimental about BMW’s. I owned a BMW E30 and loved every minute driving it. Of course it had it’s problems, it was already 20 years old when I bought it. But it had character and personality. Unfortunately, times were changing and I had to sell it. Now I regret it every day.

For me personally, seeing people that have owned one for years and have a similar passion for their BMW, no matter how old or scruffy, makes me empathise and wish I had my black E30 back.

One more bonus called the BMW Legend: Drive like a President

For more legends go to BMWstories.

 

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About Phillip Roberts

As a little boy my Dad always told me stories about the glorious days of automotive pioneering and days when classics were common. This has influenced me in such an effect I have become a helpless petrol-head...

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…my driving license was still on it's way when I had bought my first petrol-smelling Italian stallion... No, it wasn't a Ferrari... It was Fiat Regata, twin choke Weber 1.5 in neat condition with bad attitude. It wasn't in any way quick by today's standards nor was it a good handler. More like an SUV actually. It was so high that my girlfriend at the time, (a little taller than a bucket,) almost needed a ladder to get into it. However, it was a good car till the first winter came and I wrecked it.

My next car was a BMW E30 1987 2.4d. It is still my all-time favorite. It just had a black metallic paint job done when I bought it and shiny chrome bumpers. As Steel Panther would say say, "that car was bitchin'." I had nice Alpina alloys that I kept getting nicked for. Apparently they were not marked in my documents so each time the police caught me I got a fine.

After about a dozen fines in 3 months I said `sod it` and had BMW amend my documents. This one wasn't really quick off the mark but once it was up to speed you could throw it into any corner and it would come out still alive and pointing the right way. I sold it eventually because I didn't have the time to get it back to original condition and I later found out that the guy I sold it to wrecked it couple of months after. What a shame.

I also had a BMW E46. I liked the look of it but it was useless. It had so many problems one day I wished someone would run into me so I could get rid of it and get some money back. Guess what... a week later a Spanish fellow in a borrowed company Skoda ran up the boot and parked on my back seat. My girlfriend got a panic attack and became so furious she would have beaten him up if I`d let her. However, I had successfully gotten rid of the car.

So this is the story of my beginnings. There are two things that I love other than music and my family. Writing and cars. Why not combine them? I figured there may be more people like me and so I wanted to participate in this amazing opportunity for everyone to share their knowledge, experience and passion, and build something unique while doing it.

1 Comment

  1. Alena Roberts 4. December 2014 at 3:46

    Absolutely love it! I am a great fan of BMW’s and a happy owner of one of them too. Thanks for the great commercials, I enjoyed them both.

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