In a display of automotive geekery that we fully appreciate, some 260 fans and 120 cars gathered in Munich the other day for a get-together hosted by the BMW to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the exclusive 8 Series.

The BMW 850i coupe made its debut at the 1989 International Motor Show in Frankfurt and has remained a byword for the ultimate driving machine.

Not bad for a car built in a place called Dingolfing