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Written by Richard Sheckler   
Thursday, 10 May 2007

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Fred Jakobs, of the BMW Archives tells us the following about our club logo:

“Concerning the picture I have these informations:

The woman is Marianne Weber, a Journalist from Belgium. She tested the R68 for the French magazine "MOTORCYCLE" (issue 81/August 18th, 1952) and achieved a top speed of more than 160 km/h and gave the proof, that the R 68 was a real 100-mph-racing-bike.

The photo was made by "R.G.Everts" in April 1952. Marianne Weber (later) achieved 162,895 km/h (101,24 mph) in a "kilometer lancé nearby the City of Waterloo in Belgium, 1954.

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