By naterisch
01/30/2017
One of the niggling little repairs hanging over my head has been the need to fix the rocking driver's seat in the Z3 M coupe. It developed enough play in the sliders that when I hit the brakes, the seat would slide forward about a quarter of an inch, then slice back when I accelerated. It doesn't sound like much, but it was incredibly annoying.
By naterisch
01/22/2017
Hmm: That’s odd. There’s usually not a letter sitting on the counter, especially one that has been hand-written. And it’s in my handwriting—most peculiar. Well, I’d better check it out….
By naterisch
01/22/2017
Last week I wrote about agreeing to help my friend Tom sell his 1989 635CSi. The car, one of 248 small-bumpered 208-horsepower E24s with a factory five-speed, has a limited-slip differential and retrofitted sport seats, making it beyond unicorn-rare.
By naterisch
01/15/2017
What makes the difference between a club racer who, after 200 track days, is finishing toward the back or mid-pack, and a club racer with 200 track days who is often winning races? In most cases, it comes down to analytics.
By naterisch
01/15/2017
Last week I felt paralyzed by the fact that winter had moved in while two of my cars were land-locked in the most important spots in my garage; my 635CSi was on my lift and my 3.0CSi was in the easy-access spot behind the garage door. I hadn’t intended to configure the cars and the space this way for winter—I kind of got caught with my pants down.

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