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 Left Side
Meier's 1939 TT victory profoundly influenced then-5-year-old John Surtees.
Photo by Neale Bayly