By chennecy
07/14/2015
It is summer—I think. It’s been cooler and rainier than I can recall, but the calendar says that it’s summer. And the Doersen family has a vacation, complete with road trip planned, so it must be summer, right?! This year we’re staying within the U.S. borders, but at least we are headed to a beach!
By chennecy
07/14/2015
Last week, while working on Brian Ach’s ’73 2002tii—the car that died on the way to the Vintage—I stumbled into Rust Central. I found rust in the car’s fuel pump, gas tank, and fuel lines. I cleaned it all out and installed a new fuel pump, yet the problem persisted. I chased it into that chamber of nightmares that is the fuel-injection system itself, following the troubleshooting procedure detailed in BMW’s 2002tii fuel-injection manual.
By naterisch
07/06/2015
This past weekend’s race at Watkins Glen was quite an adventure. Throughout most of the weekend, it was dry and sunny through practice and qualifying, but when race day came around, so did the rain. I’ve had quite a bit of experience racing in the rain, and I’ve learned to love it, because to me it reinforces some of the basics of driving that should always be applied, no matter what conditions you’re in.
By naterisch
07/06/2015
When we ended last week, Brian Ach’s recalcitrant, stumbling, stuttering ’73 2002tii that betrayed him and his wife Michelle in northern Virginia on the way to the Vintage had been towed to my house in Massachusetts.
By naterisch
06/29/2015
It’s only 9:00 a.m. on the first day, and it’s already approaching 100º out on the tarmac of the new BMW Performance Center West at the Thermal Club near Palm Springs, California. The heat doesn’t bother me, though, because I am sitting in a freshly broken-in BMW F80 M3, and the air-conditioning is blowing nice and cold.

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