A brush with the Nobel Prize ceremony

Everyone knows I am a big fan of BMWs; I’m already lusting after a new F30 3 Series, even though they haven’t been officially introduced into the US as yet. I especially enjoy seeing models we can’t get in the US when I am traveling. So, I am always on the lookout for unusual BMWs.

Well, I hit the jackpot this week. We were in Stockholm on December 6, 2011 to visit the Nobel Museum and its amazing Marie Curie exhibit. Behind the museum, I stumbled upon a mother lode of big, black BMW 750s with official decals and German (Munich) plates that were obviously being used to ferry Nobel  laureates to and fro in Stockholm. As you may know, the Nobel Prize ceremony is always on December 10 — the day Alfred Nobel died. So I imagine these limos were taking people to the ceremony prep. Imagine being a laureate and being treated to a tour of Stockholm in these babies! (And, with the prize money, being able to afford to buy one!)

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Update 2019-04-29: Removed — you didn’t care anyway.


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2 responses to “A brush with the Nobel Prize ceremony”

  1. Jon Banquer Avatar

    I’m a big fan of BWM’s turbocharged, cast iron, stock block, 4 cylinder:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/BMW_F1_Engine_M12_M13.JPG

    “The 1986 engine was said to produce about 1,300 hp (969 kW) in qualifying”

    1. Alex Neihaus Avatar
      Alex Neihaus

      Cool. Wouldn’t mind having that power plant in my car. Wouldn’t mind at all.

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