Motorcycles of the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Don’t forgot the Motorcycles! This was the third year motorcycles were shown on the 18th fairway during the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours. The 62nd Concours featured a German Motorcycles Class.


This has to be one of the most stunning motorcycles I’ve ever seen and the pictures truly don’t do it justice. This 800CC BMW R7 prototype won First In Class. The bike is the only one in the world and part of the BMW Group Classic collection.

Admiring the 1934 BMW R7.

Front view of the BMW R7


The Daimler Reitwagen, meaning “riding wagon”, is considered the world’s first motorcycle with an internal combustion engine.

1886 Daimler Reitwagen


This Imme R100 received a green ribbon for making the 60-mile Tour d’Elegance a few days prior.

1950 Imme R100


The Opel was having brief starting troubles early in the morning before the judges made their rounds. It’s never fun when your antique bike won’t start and I could feel the owner’s nervousness.

1930 Opel Motoclub Model T

1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller

1965 DKW Hummel 155

1923 BMW R32

1968 Munch Mammoth

1951 NSU Konsul II 501 OS-T


This is a strange one. The 1922 Megola Touring has a five-cylinder, 640cc radial engine which drives the front axle directly. It’s started by pushing it or rotating the front wheel while the bike is on the stand.

1922 Megola Touring

The motor, front wheel, and gas tank of the 1922 Megola.

1953 Adler M250 at the start of the Tour d'Elegance.


This 1954 BMW R68 just came off the stage after receiving the Second in Class award. Sir Wheelsy thought his motoring attire was quite dashing.

1954 BMW R68


Lastly,another shot of the BMW R7. Here is Klaus Kutscher in action after receiving the First In Class award. – Grant Griffin

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