The BMW Challenge Cup for the BMW Group 1 Horse Race in München-Riem,
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The BMW Challenge Cup for the BMW Group 1 Horse Race in München-Riem,
Sold for €4,750 (US$ 6,571) inc. premium
Lot Details
The BMW Challenge Cup for the BMW Group 1 Horse Race in München-Riem,
marked on the lid and inside the foot by the maker, Laufer, Osnabrück and with 925, silver weight ca. 2.75kg, on a mahogany stand, the bowl 30cm diameter, height with stand 20cm.

Footnotes

  • The BMW Challenge Cup for the BMW-sponsored Group 1 horserace with prize money of 1 million Deutschmarks was held at the München-Riem racecourse. This solid silver trophy, which, according to BMW Museum records, was made by the Silversmiths Laufer, in Osnabrück in 1971 - then at a cost of 30,000 DM - and was modelled exactly on the newly built and revolutionary designed BMW Museum. The Museum, sometimes disingenuously nicknamed "Die Salatschüssel" (or Salad bowl) because of its shape, was built by the Viennese architect, Professor Karl Schwanzer, and opened to the public just prior to the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics.
    The trophy, decorated with 24 carat gold plating to the inside and with a removable lid modelled as the roof of the BMW Museum, was presented to a member of the family of the present owner.
    This interesting piece of BMW memorabilia is unique, the race having being run just the once.
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