BMW celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall by recreating a great escape
By James Herring on Sunday, November 10, 2019
This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Berlin Wall stretch, laden with machine gun posts and minefields was one of the most heavily guarded borders in history. Despite the risk, many still attempted to cross the border.
Vehicle crossings became subject to heavier and heavier checks, and it was becoming more difficult to stow away escapees.
Enter the BMW Isetta, a tiny 13-horsepower, single-cylinder car that launched in 1955. It could barely fit two people in at all.
Nevertheless, in 1964, West Berliner Klaus-Günter Jacobi pulled off the genius feat of turning his car into an escape vehicle.
BMW have re-told the story of this epic escape.
(you can learn more about how he pulled it off here).
Agency: Jung von Matt