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?
By naterisch
05/22/2017
To every BMW CCA member who in the past six months has uttered the phrase, “I’d be at Oktoberfest 2017 in New Orleans, if only it wasn’t in July,” it’s time to pony up. Oktoberfest 2017 is still in New Orleans—but not in July. The new dates are October 31 to November 4.
By naterisch
05/21/2017
About a week ago, I received an e-mail from Simon Cooper, president of the Boston BMW CCA chapter, which read: Mr. Cooper, The owner of an auto shop here in Eliot Square, Roxbury, suggested I get in touch with you.

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