Great Cars: BMW
BMW stared out as a builder of aircraft engines, then motorcycles and finally cars. Its aircraft engines set speed records in the '30s and its sports cars were stylish, elegant and fast. The horizontally opposed engines on its motorcycles caught the eye of the U.S. Government, and this lead to Harley Davidson being ordered to copy them for use in the War. After World War II, BMW fought to reclaim its status as a producer of world-renowned sports cars and motorcycles. Today, it's clear that this company has carved out a place among the builders of unique and fast vehicles that many say deserve to be called, "The Ultimate Driving Machines."