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Getting the Winter Tires out…

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the onset of winter is often a sudden thing. You’re driving around with the top down, your hair blowing in the wind, and then bam – it’s 40 degrees and raining. Or worse, snow. Getting caught with your pants down, or in this case, your […]

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Morning photos…

Everyone is telling me that I need the new iPhone “for the camera.” Yep, I’ve fallen for that a few times, and while the camera on my old iPhone 11 is still pretty good, my day job over at TONEAudio still has me using a DSLR or Mirrorless camera in […]

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The Morning Cup…

Ed. Note: Oil stain, courtesy of my 91 535… Boris does not leak a drop! I treasure peace and quiet over nearly everything these days. That’s why I really enjoy taking Boris, a.k.a. my 84’ 733i out for a coffee and a leisurely drive through the countryside surrounding my house. […]

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Project 2002 – Part Two…

Rooting around underneath the Inka 2002, I’m wondering if maybe I’ve bit off more than I can chew. Nah. What better thing to do when you have one ratty project car than to pick up a parts car, right? Facebook to the rescue again. The guys at Baker and Baker […]

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The 2002 adventure begins!

While being a guest on Alan Taylor’s The Drive podcast, he said, “Hey, if you’re really a dyed in the wool Bimmer guy, how come you don’t have a 2002?” He had a point. I mentioned I didn’t find the right car yet, the right color, they were too expensive. […]

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Sorting the E21

In three years, my BMW collection has grown substantially, and it’s a ton of fun to now have a group of cars that span nearly 50 years of BMWs history. I’ve even jumped into the 2002 game, but that will take a bit of work to become a drivable reality. […]

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Maybe you do need those stinking badges…

If it’s all about the patina for you, skip this short article. However, as our cars age, the hood, trunk and wheel badges take more than their fair share of abuse. With these badges plentiful and within reach of Amazon Prime delivery, it only takes a few minutes to freshen […]

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With respect to Billie

When the E30 first hit the streets, I fell in love with the shape immediately, but I was less than excited about the four-cylinder motor, carried over from the E21. When the six-cylinder ES model arrived, I took a bright red with black interior model for a test drive and […]