For more than 100 years, BMW has been creating history-shaping machines that have invaded societies collective dreams. To celebrate the anniversary of BMW, LeMay America’s Car Museum is hosting a new exhibit “BMW: Propelling a Century of Innovation”.

The new exhibit offers a unique look at vehicle including the 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL, an ’88 E30 M3, and even the futuristic BMW i8. There’s even going to be a CSL Batmobile and an Isetta 300!

While many people remember “The Ultimate Driving Machine” moniker, BMW started out with airplane manufacturing and also produces motorcycles. It wasn’t until 1932 that BMW constructed its first automobile and, from there, took to ensuring Germans had fun cars for the autobahn.

The current collection of vehicles was amassed with help from BMW, local clubs, private owners and collectors, and more.

“A big thanks also goes out to the BMW Car Club of America and all who submitted their vehicles for helping us fill the display, with nearly two dozen vehicles, it is truly a must-see for BMW fans!” Said ACM Curator of Exhibitry Scot Keller.

At the BMW Car Club of America’s beck-and-call, collectors throughout Washington and Oregon chapters poured in resources for the new exhibit.

In total 18 vehicles and 5 motorcycles will be on display between at the BMW exhibit.

“BMW’s centennial celebration is a huge milestone, which we wanted to honor in a big way,” said ACM CEO David Madeira. “The support we received from the BMW community resulted in more vehicle submissions than any other display in ACM’s four-year history. It allowed us to secure a robust assortment vehicles and led to one of our best exhibits to date.”

To check out the BMW: Propelling a Century of Innovation exhibit, please visit the LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. Head over to for more information or to preorder tickets.