Sunday, January 16, 2011

For my father. A BMW Story.

This is a photo story of (the author's) father's 1958 BMW R50:

Boy meets girl, gets married, buys motorcycle. Rides it for 60,000
miles and has accident when wife is pregnant with 3rd child. (me) Wife
orders motorcycle to be taken off road until all her children are
grown and on their own. One day when bike is moved to a different
storage location, son sits on bike and dreams of being a Jedi Master
like his father. Couple grows old together and bike is not ridden for
40 years. Husband is now a grandfather of 7 and married for 50 years,
when he dies of a stroke at age 71.

Son looks over the old rotting machine and finds note attached to it
from his father to him. Son decides to restore the old 1958 BMW R-50
as a tribute to his father. With the help of many friends, especially
Peter Nettesheim, world renowned BMW collector, bike is restored to
look even better than it did when it was built in Germany.
Watch it at 720p in full screen for best quality.