I planned the trip to Munich so that I would have a day off. To do what you might ask. To visit a car factory that’s what.
I love cars. I grew up in an atmosphere where I was around cars, tools, engines, etc. I love the smell of a cold started diesel in the morning. The smell of starter fluid shot into a crab.
So when I figured what better place to go other than the BMW factory. And that is just what I did.
I got there and the tours were all booked for the day. You are supposed to make a reservation. But the lovely women at the counter said to come back at 11:15am. So I walked around the showroom where BMW displays all there tech.
I was a minority. Figure that. I was in Germany, white guy, looks German and I was surrounded by CHINESE people. Get that. Very odd. But just fits with my notion that they will take over the world.
I got into the tour and it was worth it. Robots, tech, parts, brought me back to my machinist days. I will buy a BMW or Audi or another German made car. Because they make their cars right. At least it seems that way.
So here are some photos of the showrooms and what not. Not allowed to take a camera in the factory so it’s all I got.
Next year Audi.. and perhaps some Autobahn driving? Yes please.