Nobody home at BavAuto 😞 Had the 323i out for a shakedown run and ended up near Portsmouth, NH. Bavarian Autosport used to be here until they abruptly shut down in March, 2019. Word on the street is that BavAuto owners closed the company without any notice or warning, sold the brand and inventory for... Continue Reading →
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 →
My new daily driver: 05325iT/5 (2005 E46 325i Touring RWD 5-Speed). This is a pretty rare combination and coveted by BMW fans. Most E46 wagons are Xi automatics, which I have little interest in. Immediately previous to this I had a Toyota Highlander so it's great to be back in the daily BMW world.
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 →