By naterisch
04/25/2016
Most West Coast track rats and probably more than a few East Coasters know of David Moody, his Cool Carbon brake pads, and his support of the BMW CCA. I know that many Golden Gate Chapter events have handed out Cool Carbon pads as door prizes, and Roundel has carried ads for these stoppers as well.
By naterisch
04/23/2016
Last week I explained that during a routine compression test prior to putting Otto (my ’74 2002tii) up for sale, the #3 cylinder measured only 50 psi. I described doing a leak-down test and finding that pumping compressed air into #3 pushed so much air into the radiator that the cooling system literally gurgled like a fish tank.
By naterisch
04/18/2016
I’m used to erratic weather. I have lived in Ohio since I can remember, starting out in Cincinnati, working my way to Columbus, and eventually winding up in Cleveland. I do not foresee a move to Toronto, but given my northwest progression, I’m not ruling it out. However, my heart is still anchored in Los Angeles, where I was born; I have fond memories of sunshine, so I suspect that I have already stretched the geographic limits of the homestead.
By naterisch
04/18/2016
You may recall that last autumn I had a ’74 2002tii drop into my lap. I was at German Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline, and a gentleman parked the car on the lawn right next to my E9. We chatted, and I learned that the car, owned by him since 1977, was now for sale.
By naterisch
04/11/2016
Since my last Roundel Weekly column, a lot has taken place! I completed my second race with Turner Motorsport in the IHG Rewards Club BMW M6 GT3 at the 12 Hours of Sebring, where we ended up finishing in a very exciting second place! We worked extremely hard for that one, and our car performed flawlessly throughout the entire race. It truly came down to the very final laps—it was quite the nail-biter—and we were ecstatic to earn the M6 its first podium!

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