Factories at Work: BMW

Sure it’s been overshadowed by it’s bigger brother 2002, but the 700 was a tougher competitor than you’d think. Hans Stuck piloted one to victory in the touring car class of the 1960 German Hillclimb Championship. Class victories were also achieved in the 1960 12 hours race at Hockenheim and the 6 hours of Nürburgring. Not bad for car powered by a 698cc Flat-2 (a bored out R67 motorcycle engine).

Flat-2!

Update: Over on The Chicane’s Facebook page, Jean-Jaques pointed us to this photo of Jacky Ickx in a rather inauspicious entry to his hillclimb career, also in a 700. Thanks Jean-Jaques!

One response to “Factories at Work: BMW”

  1. Benny says:

    There are a number of very good images of these cars being driven in anger in the Giorgio Nada book “Fiat Abarth 595/695”. Text is tutto in Italiano, but the pics speak for themselves!

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