The BMW RS 255 Kompressor: Making History Going Fast

German racer Georg Meier won the 1939 Isle of Man TT — a first for a non-Brit — on this 1939 BMW RS 255 Kompressor.

BMW Kompressor Right Side
According to Meier, during the race the pit filled the RS 255 Kompressor's gas tank in 17 seconds - just enough time to change his glasses and have a refreshing drink.
Photo by Neale Bayly