By naterisch
06/12/2017
My three round-taillight tii’s are all, right now, sitting in my driveway: Kugel, the well-sorted Chamonix ’72; Louie, the survivor and getting-to-be-well-sorted Agave ’72; and Old Blue, the well-patinaed Baikal ’73.
By naterisch
06/04/2017
Everyone learns differently. Some people are visual learners, some are hands-on learners, some people need to write things down, and some people need to watch someone else do something in order to understand. Getting faster in a race car is all about figuring out how you learn best—and then using that style to make your learning curve go as well as it can.
By naterisch
06/04/2017
Last week I talked about how I used Louie the 2002tii to troubleshoot Old Blue’s wipers so that I could get Blue inspected, swapping parts until determining that Blue’s wiper relay was bad. I was able to repair the wiper relay, so in the end, all wiper-related parts were back in their original cars—and Blue, for the first time in a decade, had been registered, insured, and inspected.
By naterisch
05/28/2017
May is the anchor month of the Rocky Mountain Chapter Spring Driving School. This year our chapter added a new element to the mix in the form of time trials, held separately under BMW CCA Club Racing jurisdiction.
By naterisch
05/28/2017
It’s been a pretty wild Louie-centric four months. You could even say, to make the obvious joke, it’s been Louie, Louie, Louie. But what do I do now that the book about Louie’s resurrection and road trip home (Ran When Parked) has been published, and I’ve largely completed his sort-out and shepherded him the 2150 miles to and from the Vintage?

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