BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia

THE BMW 328 AT THE MILLE MIGLIA 1940.

Art prints in book format: “When Motor Racing was Bloody Dangerous.”

THE BMW 328 AT THE MILLE MIGLIA 1940.

Art prints in book format: “When Motor Racing was Bloody Dangerous.”

The BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia 1940.Art prints in book format: “When Motor Racing was Bloody Dangerous.”

Nostalgia in pictures: today we are still reminiscing about the motorsports heroes of the 20th century. Unfortunately their stories could not be saved for the posterity because technology was not as well developed as today. But belated, it is possible. The two Czechs Jan Rambousek and Petr Milerski created a picture book, that bunches all key scenes of the legendary races together: “When Motor Racing Was Bloody Dangerous”.

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The victory at the Mille Miglia in 1940 is still today a milestone in BMW’s history. It attests to the exceptional technical competence and the passion with which BMW does everything.
Dr Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board BMW AG, Research, Development, and Purchasing
Bugatti at the Targa Florio
BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia
Ferrari 250 GTO at the Tour de France
Porsche 917 in Le Mans
McLaren M23

Time travel to motorsport history.

Amazing stories, incredible pictures: in addition to the unusual driver switch of von Hanstein and Bäumer, the agency Unique & Limited has captured many other legendary moments in international motorsports on 252 pages, including more than 300 pictures and visual graphics. The creators of the book, Jan Rambousek and Petr Milerski (text: Bart Lenaerts), take the readers down memory lane: eye candy for every petrol head.

These and more stories

can be found in the book:

  • 1928 Elisabeth Junek in a Bugatti at the Targa Florio
  • 1940 Von Hanstein and Bäumer in the BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia
  • 1964 Lucien Bianchi in the Ferrari 250 GTO at the Tour de France
  • 1970 Hans Herrmann in the Porsche 917 in Le Mans
  • 1976 James Hunt in the McLaren M23

Behind the scenes.

First, Unique & Limited created a Limited Edition of high-quality art prints. From this arose the idea for a book that could better illustrate the stories and the “making of”. In Germany, the book is published by Delius Klasing Verlag.

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BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia
To create the picture for the BMW chapter: “With the wrong driver behind the wheel”, Rambousek and Milerski had to overcome many challenges.
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BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia
Italy has completely changed since the 1940s, and the majority of the race course is now an expressway. The reconstruction of the setting was based on five old photos.
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BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia
“We had no other choice but to assemble the scenery based on five photos of the surrounding villages. It was a daunting job bringing those components together,” explained Milerski.
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BMW 328 at the Mille Miglia
“Only the power masts and the BMW 328 are synthesised from a sketch in the resulting graphics.”
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Gift idea for petrol heads.

“When Motor Racing Was Bloody Dangerous” brings the heroes of past racing days to life again – a piece of motorsport history. The book is available at automobilist.com and it is a good gift for petrol heads, classic car enthusiasts and collectors for every occasion.

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