International Speedway Corporation Announces New Strategic Partnership With AEG

27 05 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – May 27, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (“ISC”) today announced an extension of their strategic partnership with leading sports and entertainment presenters AEG. The relationship further solidifies two organizations focused on facility ownership and management, sporting properties, live event promotion, and media production and distribution.

The new partnership will include AEG’s live-entertainment division, AEG Live, as ISC examines opportunities to develop music and other live events at many of its 13 motorsports entertainment facilities throughout the U.S.

“We are always seeking new ways to improve the guest experience,” said Lesa France Kennedy, ISC CEO. “Partnering with AEG Live is one great example as we expand our entertainment calendar beyond motorsports to include additional high-energy live entertainment productions.”

AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG that operates and consults with preeminent venues worldwide, will continue to advise ISC on its latest development projects including DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million renovation of Daytona International Speedway set to open in January 2016, and ONE DAYTONA, a premier retail and entertainment destination planned across from the legendary Speedway.

“Partnering with ISC, the nation’s largest motorsports entertainment provider, is a great opportunity for AEG,” said Jay Marciano, Chief Operating Officer, AEG and Chairman AEG Live. “Combining ISC’s iconic sites and outstanding infrastructure with AEG’s resources will allow us to create unforgettable music events and great fan experiences at some of the nation’s most storied venues.”

ABOUT ISC

International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.

The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation’s largest independent sports radio network, and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and through its subsidiary Motorsports Authentics, produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.InternationalSpeedwayCorporation.com.

ABOUT AEG

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Barclay’s Center (Brooklyn, NY), Sprint Center (Kansas City), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Stockholm Globe Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg, Indigo2 and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England) which are all part of the portfolio of AEG Facilities. Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a four million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Club Nokia, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination along with entertainment, restaurant and office space that “officially” opened in 2010. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), assets of AEG Sports include franchises and properties such as the LA Kings (NHL), LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo (MLS), two hockey franchises in Europe and the Amgen Tour of California cycling race. AEG Live, the company’s live-entertainment division, is the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring companies and is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast and special event divisions with 15 regional offices. For additional information, visit: www.aegworldwide.com.

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It’s All About AMA Pro Hillclimb With Amanda Campbell and Vinny Nuzzolilli

27 05 2015

Troy Bayliss Reports On His Springfield Mile Flat Track Experience

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – May 27, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – AMA Pro Hillclimb is alive and well and tonight our guest is Amanda Campbell, the Director of AMA Pro Hillclimb, who will bring us up to speed on the eight round series that kicks off this weekend in Cookeville, Tennessee.

In addition, the current Unlimited Class National Champion, Vinny Nuzzolilli, will join us to provide a racer’s view of what it’s like to compete in the series and his plans to ride his nitromethane fueled CBR to another title.

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150527-Troy-BaylissTroy Bayliss will be calling in to report on his weekend at the IMDA Springfield Mile. We look forward to hearing his thoughts about the race, the fans and his fellow competitors. Was it what he expected? We find out in this episode of Talking Motorcycles powered by SOZO!

 

 

 

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BRP Recalls Youth Model Can-Am All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Violation of the Federal ATV Standard

26 05 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

Hazard: The youth ATVs fail to meet performance requirements of the federal ATV standard for maximum unrestricted speed and parking brakes, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at (888) 272-9222 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.can-am.brp.com/off-road and click on Owners, then “View Details” for Safety, then “View Notices” for Safety Recalls.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 12,500

Description: This recall is for model year 2008 through 2015 Can-Am Mini DS ATVs. The recalled vehicles are youth model ATVs and have engines sizes of 70 cubic centimeters and 90 cubic centimeters. They were sold in the colors black and yellow. “Can-Am DS” and the engine size is on both sides of the vehicle’s fairing. “Can-Am” appears in white letters on both sides of the seat.

Model year 2008 through 2014 DS 70 ATVs fail to meet requirements pertaining to the unrestricted maximum speed of the vehicle. Model year 2008 through 2015 DS 70 and DS 90 ATVs fail to meet requirements pertaining to parking brakes.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly.

Sold at: Can-Am dealers nationwide from July 2007 through January 2015 for between $1,800 and $2,800.

Importer(s): Bombardier Recreational Products, of Canada

Manufactured in: Vietnam

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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The Racer X Show Returns Tonight Featuring Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, AMSOIL GNCC Racing and More

26 05 2015

Host Greg White Chats With Yoshimura Suzuki Road Race Star Jake Lewis

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Racer X Show with Greg White returns to RacerTV.com tonight to recap the exciting racing that took place this past weekend, plus interviews with riders and more.

Round two of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship took place at the infamous Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California where Eli Tomac would once again claim the win in both motos, taking the overall win. In the 250 class, Marvin Musquin would come away with both moto wins and take the points lead along with the red number plate to round three. This week’s show features Jason Weigandt and Grant Langston highlighting all the racing action from both 450 and 250 class racing.

Round seven of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship took place in Masontown, West Virginia with the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC. A rough and rocky track challenged many of the riders on both ATVs and bikes. Adam McGill would earn the ATV win, although Walker Fowler battled through the pack to challenge McGill. On the bike side, Kailub Russell and Ryan Sipes would battle back and forth throughout the race, with Thad DuVall earning third overall.

Also featured this week is AMA Pro Flat Track racing from the legendary Springfield Mile in Illinois while for this week’s Yoshimura Road Racing segment, host Greg White sits down with Yoshimura Suzuki road racing star, Jake Lewis.

The Racer X Show is filmed and produced at the Racer X Headquarters in Morgantown, West Virginia. The show is posted on RacerTV.com Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. EST and remains archived on the website for future viewing.

For more information on RacerTV, or to view past shows, please visit www.racertv.com.

About RacerTV

Racer TV, LLC is a West Virginia based production firm and broadcast network specializing in the creation of original powersports programming for television and Internet broadcast. Aired on NBCSN and RacerTV.com, RacerTV features coverage of motocross and off-road motorcycle and ATV events.

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Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge returns to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

26 05 2015

PICKERINGTON, OH – May 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – On Sunday, July 12, motorcyclists will demonstrate the efficiency and functionality of their machines by competing in the Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge — a fuel-efficiency contest created and promoted by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Craig Vetter — during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Vetter, a celebrated designer, also will compete in the challenge. He invites all motorcyclists to join him in the 77-mile ride from the Mid-Ohio race track to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio, where the challenge participants will help celebrate the museum’s 25th anniversary. After a tour of the facility’s exhibits, the fuel-economy challengers will complete their ride back to the track.

BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 11-13, 2014 near Lexington, Ohio. Photo by Jeff Guciardo/American Motorcyclist Association.

BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 11-13, 2014 near Lexington, Ohio. Photo by Jeff Guciardo/American Motorcyclist Association.

“On Sunday morning, we will compete to see who can consume the least energy while travelling the way we really ride,” Vetter said. “Gasoline, diesel and electric-powered machines will ride together at posted speeds. The winner will be the one who consumes the least fuel as measured in dollars.”

In 2014, Alan Smith won the traditional fuels category by getting 181.6 miles per gallon, which translated to 1.57 cents per mile. Fred Hayes won the Diesel class with 178 miles per gallon, or 1.85 cents per mile. Prof. Richard Goff with his electric motorcycle ran out of juice with 15 miles remaining. Had he finished, it would have cost him just 1.38 cents per mile.

With the different categories of bikes so close in performance, Vetter said that the 2015 challenge title is up for grabs.

“It’s exciting to see who can go the farthest on the least fuel,” Vetter said. “Buy your tickets and come to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to see who wins. Even better, ride with us, get a glimpse of the future and be a part of the fun.”

Vetter also will conduct a seminar, “Fuel Challenges,” on Saturday afternoon at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame seminar tent. Many of the challenge participants and their machines will be there.

After Vetter’s seminar, there will be a riders’ meeting for competitors at 5 p.m. behind the nearby Splash Harbor Comfort Inn. The Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge will depart from Splash Harbor Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Winners will be posted at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame seminar tent and on Vetter’s website.

There is no charge to participate in the Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge, but riders must have tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Additional rules and details about the Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge are available at http://www.craigvetter.com.

For 2015, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the facility, which houses the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other thematic exhibits that celebrate motorcycling’s heritage.

The museum was founded in 1990 to provide a permanent home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which celebrates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America through the recognition of the sport’s greatest heroes. Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days are donated to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization tasked with funding the operation of the museum and Hall of Fame activities.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the home of the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which includes road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing. Another top attraction is North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet with parts, bikes and memorabilia from all eras. Bike shows bring out examples of some of history’s most beloved motorcycles, while stunt shows, such as the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, and demo rides of current production bikes keep attendees entertained. Seminars feature some of the country’s leading experts on numerous motorcycling topics.

It all adds up to one of motorcycling’s premier events. Learn more, see photos and read stories from past AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

To receive the latest news and updates about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/vmdupdates or search for the hashtag #AMAVMD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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AMA Pro Dirt Track reigning champion Jared Mees named honoree for 2015 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship

26 05 2015

PICKERINGTON, OH – May 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – AMA Pro Dirt Track Grand National Champion Jared Mees will serve as this year’s honoree at the 2015 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship, July 6-10, at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill.

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“It’s a very prestigious time,” Mees said. “You bring everybody from across the United States of America to Du Quoin, Ill. The best of the best… I’m looking forward to seeing who the next up and comers are. It should be a good time.”

In 2001, Mees won the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, presented to an amateur racer each year at the event who shows the most promise headed into the pro ranks. Since then, Mees has won three AMA Pro Grand National Championships.

“It is great to have Jared serve as our honoree,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, working his way up from the amateur to the pro ranks, and is always willing to share pointers with the current amateurs.

“You’ve got to go there [to the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship] and have fun,” Mees said. “And I remember going there and having lots of fun racing as an amateur. The AMA has always done a phenomenal job running the whole AMA Grand Championship event.”

Classes and online entry are available now at: https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/flattrack/index.asp

Amateur and youth champions will compete in individual dirt track disciplines, including half-mile, TT and short-track races. Amateur racers also compete in mile events.

The riders in each class with the highest point totals in all disciplines will be awarded AMA national championship No. 1 plates. The top riders also compete for the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, which honors the amateur racer poised for success at the pro level.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling.

For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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BMW celebrates 40 years of BMW Art Cars. “Rolling sculptures” take to the stage around the world in 2015

26 05 2015

MUNICH, GERMANY – May 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Lichtenstein. Warhol. Koons. Stella. Calder. Rauschenberg. Holzer. Elíasson. Since a BMW 3.0 CSL painted by Alexander Calder lined up for the Le Mans 24-hour race exactly 40 years ago, the BMW Art Car Collection has fascinated both art and design enthusiasts as well as car and technology fans all around the world.

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The BMW Art Cars by Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella and Alexander Calder

Ever since the invention of the motor car, artists have drawn inspiration from the thrill of speed, from the phenomenon of mobility and from racing cars as examples of modern sculpture. Since 1975, BMW Art Cars have been a central feature of this story. The idea behind the BMW Art Cars was the brainchild of French racing driver and art enthusiast Hervé Poulain: 40 years ago, Poulain asked artist friend Alexander Calder to apply his creative talents to his race car. Together with Jochen Neerpasch, then BMW Motorsport Director, the first BMW Art Car was born – and it became an instant crowd’s favourite on the race track. Since then, new additions to the BMW Art Car Collection have been made over the years at irregular intervals, with unique works of art from artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and Jeff Koons.

 The BMW Art Car by Jeff Koons in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d'Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain


The BMW Art Car by Jeff Koons in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d’Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain

“The BMW Art Cars provide an exciting landmark at the interface where cars, technology, design, art and motor sport meet,” reflects Maximilian Schöberl, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Governmental Affairs, BMW Group. “The 40-year history of our ‘rolling sculptures’ is as unique as the artists who created them. The BMW Art Cars are an essential element and core characteristic of our global cultural engagement.”

The anniversary celebrations got under way with exhibitions in Hong Kong, at the Centre Pompidou, the BMW Museum and the Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como, where the first four BMW Art Cars by Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, plus the M3 GT2 created by Jeff Koons, were all on display. Further presentations are set to follow later in 2015 in New York, Miami and Shanghai.

 The BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d'Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain


The BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d’Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain

 

Various image material of the BMW Art Cars can be accessed and downloaded via the global BMW PressClub:
https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/photoTeaserList.html?left_menu_item=node__9537

For video footage please refer to the link below: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/tvFootageTeaserList.html?left_menu_item=node__9537

The group of seventeen artists who have designed BMW models so far since 1975 is very international, and interest in the “rolling sculptures” has spread all around the world. Several cars are usually on display at the BMW Museum in Munich, the home of the BMW Art Cars, as part of its permanent collection. The remaining BMW Art Cars are travelling the globe – to art fairs in Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong, as well as exhibitions at the Louvre, the Guggenheim and the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai.

 The BMW Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d'Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain


The BMW Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d’Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain

To date, many of the BMW Art Cars have not only turned heads in museums, but have also – in their earlier life – done so on the race track: Alexander Calder (BMW 3.0 CSL, 1975), Frank Stella (BMW 3.0 CSL, 1976), Roy Lichtenstein (BMW 320 Group 5, 1977), Andy Warhol (BMW M1 Group 4, 1979), Ernst Fuchs (BMW 635CSi, 1982), Robert Rauschenberg (BMW 635CSi, 1986), Michael Jagamara Nelson (BMW M3 Group A, 1989), Ken Done (BMW M3 Group A, 1989), Matazo Kayama (BMW 535i, 1990), César Manrique (BMW 730i, 1990), A. R. Penck (BMW Z1, 1991), Esther Mahlangu (BMW 525i, 1991), Sandro Chia (BMW M3 GTR, 1992), David Hockney (BMW 850CSi, 1995), Jenny Holzer (BMW V12 LMR, 1999), Ólafur Elíasson (BMW H2R, 2007) and Jeff Koons (BMW M3 GT2, 2010).

 The BMW Art Car by Frank Stella in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d'Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain


The BMW Art Car by Frank Stella in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d’Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain

The BMW Group would also like to introduce the 40th anniversary of the BMW Art Car Collection into the public sphere through social media. While exploring the vision of each artist for their car on its social media channels, the company also wants to ask people what the ‘art of the car’ means to them. To track the content, it will be shared under the hashtag #BMWArtCar.

In 2014, Hatje Cantz published the first comprehensive publication on the BMW Art Cars. The 200-page book is richly illustrated and reviews the history of this extraordinary collection of cars from its beginnings in 1975. It uses portraits and interviews to shed more light on the various artists’ themes and approaches.

 The BMW Art Car by Alexander Calder in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d'Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain


The BMW Art Car by Alexander Calder in the special BMW Art Car exhibition during the Concorso d’Eleganza weekend. (c) BMW AG Photo: Christian Kain

Further information on the BMW Art Cars publication can be found here:

http://www.hatjecantz.de/bmw-art-cars-5319-1.html

For further questions please contact:

Dr. Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Head of Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49-89-382-24753

Leonie Laskowski
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49-89-382-45382

For further information please contact BMW Group Cultural Engagement:
Telephone: +49 151 601 51468
Internet:  www.press.bmwgroup.com
Mail: presse@bmw.de

BMW’s Cultural Commitment
For more than 40 years now, the BMW Group has initiated and engaged in over 100 cultural cooperations worldwide. The company places the main focus of its long-term commitment on modern and contemporary art, jazz and classical music as well as architecture and design. In 1972, three large-scale paintings were created by the artist Gerhard Richter specifically for the foyer of the BMW Group’s Munich headquarters. Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Koons, Zubin Metha, Daniel Barenboim and Anna Netrebko have co-operated with BMW. The company has also commissioned famous architects such as Karl Schwanzer, Zaha Hadid and Coop Himmelb(l)au to design important corporate buildings and plants. In 2011, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a global initiative of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Guggenheim Museum and the BMW Group celebrated its world premiere in New York. The BMW Group takes absolute creative freedom in all the cultural activities it is involved in for granted – as this is just as essential for groundbreaking artistic work as it is for major innovations in a successful business.

Further information: www.bmwgroup.com/culture and www.bmwgroup.com/culture/overview 

The BMW Group

With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2014 was approximately € 8.71 billion on revenues amounting to € 80.40 billion. As of 31 December 2014, the BMW Group had a workforce of 116,324 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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