ALPINA 2016 Wall Calendar 2016
• 2016 wall calendar revives the success of the BMW ALPINA CSL
• Impressively crafted with beautiful illustrations
• A true enthusiasts‘ item – not only for ALPINA fans
The “CSL“ has great significance for ALPINA, and has clearly shaped motorsports in the 70ies. A good reason for the automobile manufacture to dedicate a high-quality calendar to this history, with a format of 59.4 x 42.0 centimetres.In 1971, ALPINA founder Burkard Bovensiepen convinced BMW of the need for a lightweight version of the BMW 3.0 CS to stay successful in touring car racing. BMW then contracted ALPINA as the project manager for the lightweight Coupé 3.0 CSL production car project. The visual indicators of ALPINA’s involvement in this sports machine, officially offered by BMW, were the ALPINA wheels with their classic 20-spoke design.Famous race drivers, such as Niki Lauda, Brian Muir, Toine Hezemans, Hans-Peter Joisten, Jacky Ickx, James Hunt, Dieter Quester, Harald Ertl, Derek Bell, Harald Grohs, Helmut Kelleners and Gunnar Nilsson could not resist the fascination of the BMW CSL Coupé, and the ALPINA version in particular. This enthusiasm is still alive today – 40 years later – and is vividly revived in the ALPINA 2016 calendar: a beautifully designed calendar brimming with passion, fascination and vision in an extraordinary time for touring race cars.
Historic pictures were chosen and impressively illustrated. All twelve months‘ pages and the cover page feature double-sided print. Each front page depicts a scene from various races of the CSL. The back pages feature brief descriptions in German and English as well as another shot from the same race. Both the front and back page include a calendarium, so the calendar can be displayed both ways. It’s the perfect Christmas present for ALPINA fans and motorsports enthusiasts alike. Available immediately from ALPINA Online-Shop (www.ALPINA.de/shop) – while supplies last.
Will ship from calendar week 50.
ALPINA item number: 88 04 396
Price: € 35.00 incl. VAT plus shipping