Vintage at Saratoga 2019

Day One Six 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... Continue Reading →

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Prep for Vintage at Saratoga

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 →

Drive Home

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!

Paul Bracq Trio

I just realized that the 323 is my third car designed by Paul Bracq: 1969 Mercedes 280SL (my Grandfather's): 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5: And the E21: Bracq is a French industrial designer and has been called the "father of BMW's modern design." In addition to the E21, Mercedes W108, and Pagoda above Bracq was the... Continue Reading →

E21 Winter 2016 List

List of things to do this Winter: Finish garage wall! Can't do much when I have one of the walls under construction. And I need to plan the layout to allow me to work in the Winter. The original M20B23 engine is on an engine stand and more in the way than I expected. COMPLETE!... Continue Reading →

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