By naterisch
08/29/2016
As many of you may already know by following me on social media, I have not spent much of this summer behind the wheel of a race car—which I would prefer to be doing, of course! As a driver who has to find outside funds to do my job, the majority of my “real” job time has been spent behind a computer and telephone, reaching out to potential sponsors and continuing to build my brand.
By naterisch
08/29/2016
It’s been a little while since I wrote Part I of this series (well, okay, it’s been six months). To recap: Over the winter I discovered that the compressor in my ’87 325is was clearly fubarred. 
By naterisch
08/23/2016
This week my social-media steams are making me feel glum. No, it isn’t from the presidential election; it’s just that I am sorely disappointed that I’ll be missing the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where BMW will continue its centennial celebration.
By naterisch
08/23/2016
As everyone is apparently in Monterey for Oktoberfest except me (sniff), I’ll make this one easy: I really like my daily. Folks may recall that back on Presidents Day Weekend, I bought a 2003 E39 530i stick with the sport package and 174,000 miles on it. I didn’t intend to: The car was on Craigslist.
By naterisch
08/14/2016
BMWs have a notorious reputation—sometimes deserved, but often not—of being expensive to maintain. One way to lower the cost of owning BMWs that are no longer covered by maintenance or repair warranties is to work on your car yourself; this could be a task as easy as an oil change, or more difficult jobs such as engine work.

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