The BMW Car Club of America Foundation’s latest exhibit, Icon: 50 Years Of The 2002, opens on May 18th. The exhibit will celebrate the car that changed everything, and raised the stakes for the sports-car scene in North America. The exhibition will run through January 2019—but you’ve got the chance to see it all on opening day, May 18. Significant bragging rights are at stake!

Twenty-six exceptional 2002s will be gathered to tell the story of the car, the cult, and the impact still being felt in the automotive scene today. You’ll see the very best examples in the country, gathered into four groupings: Stock, Variants, Modified Cars, and Race Cars.

Three unique talks will be given by 02 “celebrity owners” on Opening Day only:

Hack Mechanic Rob Siegel will tell the story of “Louie” and give his unique take on the 2002.

Icon book-researcher and author Jackie Jouret will tell the real story of the 2002’s development—and it’s not the story you’ve been led to believe all these years!

BMW-commissioned artist Adrian Valentin Mitu will talk about his tribute to the legendary Jochen Neerpasch, and will be creating BMW art on-site during the event.

The BMW CCA Foundation Museum will be packed to the rafters with 2002-related art, memorabilia, and rarities you’ve never seen before. Author Jackie Jouret has also done extensive research on the development of the 2002, and has discovered new information never before released. You’re guaranteed to learn and experience something new!

And of course, Icon exhibition books, posters, and merchandise will all be available to feed your unhealthy obsession. Be sure to buy tickets here before they sell out!—David Rose



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