The other BMW!

Since the early nineteen-sixties until their demise in 1982, BMW Models of Wimbledon regularly advertised on the back cover of Airfix Magazine. Back then they were part of every keen modeller’s childhood, importing and distributing kits and in the days before the interweb and providing one of the most reliable mail-order services available. Owner Jim Horseman even employed an ex Airfix pattern maker, the late Joe Chubbock, to create the masters for BMW’s proprietary Formaplane vacuum-form brand. What a lot of people might not know is that BMW originally stood for Builders Merchants Wimbledon!

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