The Mystery Car in the BMW Museum - An
unusual puzzle in 3D
Munich - From 13 March to 30 April 2012,
the BMW Museum will be showcasing a rather unusual exhibit – a 3D puzzle
created by legendary puzzle writer CUS and presented on the BMW LMR V12,
winner of the 1999 Le Mans and one of the most fascinating racing cars
in BMW history. The so-called “Mystery Car” will be parked in the foyer
of the BMW Museum and can be viewed without an admission ticket.
The exterior surface of the race car is
designed as an extremely challenging brainteaser: puzzle fiends with
plenty of ingenuity are called for. The puzzle contains no words
whatsoever, consisting solely of symbols, mysterious numbers and
letters, as well as images, pointers and abbreviations. Only those who
correctly interpret all 16 parts of the puzzle, then work out the
relationship between them and understand the mechanics by which all the
parts mesh together, will be able to solve the puzzle and come up with
the sentence concerning the BMW LMR V12 that is the correct solution.
The person who dreamed up and devised the
puzzle is CUS, who hides his identity behind this acronym. To a large
community of brainteaser fans, he has been known for several years as
the author of “Germany’s most difficult puzzle” – the Großes
Rätselrennen (big puzzle contest) that appeared in the magazine
supplement of the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper until 2007.
Today he still composes a cryptic crossword for the magazine, while for
Zürcher Zeitung he writes “Switzerland’s most difficult puzzle”. CUS is
also the author of famous puzzles for Langenscheidt’s Goldwörterbuch
(gold dictionary), the Schatzmarathon (treasure marathon) and the TV
series IQ-Denksport (IQ mental exercises). CUS has also written several
books on the subject of brainteasers.
Answers should be submitted online by 30
April 2012 to email@example.com. All correct solutions will be entered
into a draw for four attractive prizes. The main winner, for example,
will be granted an unforgettable day on the Nürburgring in the BMW M3 as
part of the “BMW M Experience. BMW M Power Insider” programme.