Finished up the craigslist posting for the hooptie
Disappointing news coming in from Denver today. I will be posting my Bavaria up for sale this weekend after a much needed detail. I have some pictures of it in dirty form so I will share those here. If any of you local opponauts are looking for a somewhat running and driving classic (1972!) BMW project, here’s your…
Progress has been slow on the old E12 project that I picked up, non-running, for a set of Ben Franklin quadruplets. This is partly because of the cold weather for the past month and partly because Rock Auto thinks parts fit when they really don’t. Maybe I shouldn’t have been so happy about the closeout sale after all.
I posted yesterday about my car overheating. Thankfully it’s an easily accessible heater hose on the top side of the engine.
We’ve been putting this together for a few months now and we’re hoping for a great turn out tomorrow! Anybody in the LA area can come to check out the show or register their car. Registration link is below:
Lots of fun BMWs today at the Cars and Coffee in Moraga, CA. I got there a bit early and was about to leave thinking I was at the wrong Starbucks, and then about 20 cars showed up at once and they were still trickling in when I left an hour later. M3's, M4's, M5's, Alpinas, 840s, 850s, M-Coupes, and a sleeper 325is…
I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed owning and driving a 2009 BMW 335i not too long ago. All those good memories came flooding back as soon as I came across this 2016 BMW M4. BMWs are so unmistakably BMW that I couldn’t help but compare this brand new M4 to my 2009 335i that I used to own.
(It’s a new year and soon Ill release a new list of affordable Ferrari track eaters, in the meanwhile enjoy this classic list of sports cars and widow makers which are still hard to replace, although there are some new contenders. Stay tuned for my updated list on Friday morning.)
Wherein we set a new lap time, install side skirts and a steering wheel, and introduce a few new parts...
Welcome to Part 4 of Hooptie or Honest Car (yes, I’m still doing it.) When last left off the Bosch ABS module, being the root of all evil in my mother-in-law’s 2000 BMW 528i, was on its way to Tennessee, and the good people at Automotive Scientific (www.autoecu.com. Not a plug. It was just a pain in the arse to find…
Sometimes, all the evidence points to just one thing. You do all the tests, and everything you do confirms your suspected diagnosis.
That weird looking word in the title allegedly means “air-cooled” in German. There was a gathering of many air-cooled Porsches in LA this morning. Jerry Seinfeld was there (sadly I didn’t see him myself). Here are some pics:
Well, you can now buy a clean, top of the line V8 E65 7-Series with 100k miles and a few minor issues for the price of a 10 year old Fiesta.
A BMW 325i with the rare “additional drivers side window waterproofing” option...i.e. black duct tape.
(Once again pardon the flip-phone quality camera! :P)
The BMW M2 is the new entry level car from the M Division. Boasting all the markings of a hero car, it is lighter....
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How many life changing experiences have you had? Were they related to a place, person or thing? At best, a life changing experience is a combination of all three, and at worst it’s dependent entirely upon a thing.
It’s parked sort of almost within the lines.
Speaking of drifting videos, here’s a new one from the Latvian Formula-D drifter Kristaps Blušs (driving an HGK prepared and, frankly, ridiculous E46), with footage taken in the port of Liepāja. Trust me, you probably want to see this.
By late summer of 2015, the trusty 50K mile FR-S I had driven for the first three years of my professional life was feeling long in the tooth and I hungered for a new experience. For 2016 I vowed to spend less time agonizing over paint cleanliness, nonessential modifications and couch racing forum junkies. Give me…