Alpina founder, Burkard Bovensiepen, dead at 87

Burkard Bovensiepen, the founder of German performance marque Alpina, passed away last week at the age of 87. Alpina is still not widely known in the U.S., but for BMW diehards the brand is synonymous with performance, luxury and craftsmanship. Based in the state of Bavaria, the same as BMW, Alpina was founded in 1965 as a tuner of BMW cars…