By naterisch
03/31/2015
For some bizarre reason yet to be explained to the universe, Satch and Roundel motorsports editor Brian Morgan decided to send me and my wife, Valerie, to the 63rd Twelve Hours of Sebring (article coming soon to a Roundel near you!). Despite shifting from the twenty-degree Cleveland winter to a ninety-plus-degree Florida swamp, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. And aside from the awesomeness that is BMW racing, the conversations with Matt Russell and Tom Plucinsky were especially, well, special.
By naterisch
03/31/2015
When last we saw the Turkey, a moribund 2002, it had just been rudely roused from its six-year slumber, yanked from the seller’s garage by a ramp truck, and unceremoniously dumped in my driveway. The ramp-truck driver reported that the car appeared to have a seized right rear wheel, so it was likely to stay where it was dropped unless I did something to enable motion. Fortunately, it wasn’t blocking my garage. It was, however, blocking the Suburban, but a nine-foot mound of snow was also blocking the Suburban, so this was hardly an issue.
By naterisch
03/23/2015
“Be good—or at least be good at what you’re doing, even if it’s not good.” These are some of my favorite words of wisdom, words that have been passed down from generation to generation of the Weed family. Most of the time I’m pretty good at being “good,” but then again, when the decision to be good or not to be good comes along, I can rock bad pretty well, too.
By naterisch
03/23/2015
In last week’s column, I’d seen a ’73 2002, formerly Inka, now steel gray, that hadn’t run in five or six years. I’d given it a cursory examination in the seller’s garage. In spite of the shabby exterior, the car had a rather appealing intact black interior, a mint Momo Prototipo steering wheel, and a pretty nice set of front grilles.
By naterisch
03/17/2015
Last weekend, the San Diego Chapter held its annual high-performance driving school at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Since it was one of the first BMW CCA schools of the year, I thought it would be a great idea to head out into the desert and promote what the Club has to offer—and wouldn’t this be a great opportunity to review a car? Maybe the BMW 228i with the Track Handling package?

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