The Hopkins Collection BMW Museum

Club member Jim Hopkins and his wife welcomed club members to a tour of his private collection.
The Hopkins Collection
Here is an old club flag. What year was that logo?
The Hopkins Collection
Refreshments were served between the Beemers.
The Hopkins Collection
Even the mannequins were cool and collectible. This lady models vintage ladies' riding apparel.
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These two sidecars are what Jim likes to ride. New and old.
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Jim describes the 1921 BMW engine in front of some of the art commissioned for this museum.
The Hopkins Collection
This bronze is a bust of a famous racer that once graced an oil company's corporate building. Somehow it got to America so that Jim could buy it.
The Hopkins Collection
Jim talks about getting famous racers and designers to sell or donate ideas for his collection. I was particularly impressed by Han Muth's drawings of the R100RS. The original sketches!
The Hopkins Collection
A motley crew of admirers standing around a land speed record holding S1000RR. What a great collection!
The Hopkins Collection
Jim promised to host the club again this summer. If you missed this visit, keep an eye on the calendar.