Day OneSix months of prepping, planning, and test drives. Almost didn't make it a mile. Filled the tank and restart the engine - VROOOM. 3,000 RPM cold start surge. It hasn't done that ever. Lumpy idle that eventually smoothed out after two minutes. I'll take the long way to the highway just to make sure... Continue Reading →
I have registered for the 2019 Vintage car show at the Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga, NY. From my home near Boston this will be the longest road trip I have made with the 323i. But these kinds of road trips and shows is why I bought the car. It's a shame if the car... Continue Reading →
Took the long backroad home tonight. I passed this church that I've seen a few times before but never got a chance to stop at. The field stone makes it interesting but I couldn't get the right shot to take advantage of it. I'll have to stumble on it again!
There are so few car events north of Boston. So when a local 2002 owners group planned a small meet 30 minutes away I had to join no matter what. Would they mind the 02's younger brother joining in? Not at all as it turns out. I texted my friend and former co-worker Doug who... Continue Reading →
The 323i made another appearance at the Boston Chapter BMW CCA Concours. Again in the Display class (not judged). The 323i was made for trips like this. 3rd and 4th gear freeway cruising up until the city. Lots of heavy acceleration followed by cruising. It's easy enough to drive around the city but not having... Continue Reading →
Some photos from this year's Boston Chaptet Concours. My 323 was part of the Display class. Although if I had entered the Super Clean class I would have won third place (there were only two cars entered). It was a good turnout despite the heat. I had my kids with me so I didn't spend... Continue Reading →
Great day at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline for the German-themed lawn event! It had to have been the most attended German Car Day ever. Sadly, there were only two E21s in attendance (both 323s) and it didn't seem like we got much attention. There were fewer E30s and E36s too than I expected. Porsche... Continue Reading →
I needed to arrive in style for the opening of the Porsche-BMW exhibit at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. Luckily, we just got this new BMW F13 M6 as a demo car so I borrowed it for the night. It's a 2016 in Sakhir Orange with matching extended Sakhir leather. It also has the carbon... Continue Reading →