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Reader: Classic BMWs in action

2013-12-18 10:19

EPIC VINTAGE BMW TRIBUTE: Wheels24 reader JOHAN VERMEULEN shared his love of classic BMW motorcycles in an epic photo shoot and video. Image: JOHAN VERMEULEN

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“It’s a celebration of BMW's motorcycle history and the pure enjoyment of riding a motorcycle,” Wheels24 reader JOHAN VERMEULEN sent us a fantastic gallery and an epic video of classic BMW motorcycles in action.

JOHAN VERMEULEN

“It’s a celebration of BMW's motorcycle history and the pure enjoyment of riding a motorcycle,” Skekek productions film-maker JOHAN VERMEULEN,  sent us a fantastic gallery and an epic video of classic BMW motorcycles in action.

It's not often that you get the opportunity to do a fun weekend shoot with two vintage BMW motorcycles, classic cars and a 1947 aeroplane.

Reader image gallery: Vintage BMW bikes in action
Video: Classic BMW motorcycles in action

Being a huge BMW Motorrad enthusiast and owning a BMW bike, I always wanted to do a short video about the automaker’s motorcycles. What better way to do to achieve that than with a photo shoot of classic BMW bikes.

Two of my friends each have a BMW R50. Heinrich Human owns a black 1963 BMW R50/2 and Dieter Meyer owns a white 1957 BMW R50 - both beautiful bikes.

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During the planning of the shoot, we looked back on the history of BMW. We all know where the automaker's roots lay... with aeroplanes, thus the BMW “fan” logo.

We called local classic car enthusiast and pilot, Dawie Wille and his son Colin Wille to aid us. We decided to do the shoot in their hanger, next to a 1947 aeroplane, and a priceless BMW Isetta - it was just getting better.

The result was an amazing weekend out with friends, some incredible images of planes and two beautiful BMW bikes traveling on dirt roads.

It’s a celebration of BMW's motorcycle history and the pure enjoyment of riding a motorcycle. We hope you enjoy the clip and perhaps it might just spark a desire to purchase a classic bike.
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