By naterisch
09/25/2016
If you have read practically anything I’ve ever written for BMW CCA—or anyone else, for that matter!—then it will come as no surprise that I find the early 2000s to be a high-water mark for BMW. Why? Simple. They were on top of the world.
By naterisch
09/25/2016
As we turn the corner from summer to fall, it’s time to evaluate how many of my twelve cars will stay through the winter. There are three spaces in the garage at the house, three that I rent in Fitchburg, and two at an equipment-storage space my old geophysics job leases.
By naterisch
09/19/2016
Once upon a time, when both my E36 M3 and I were newer, we did a lot of driving schools. That’s what we called them back then: driving schools. Now some refer to them as HPDEs, short for high-performance driver education.
By naterisch
09/19/2016
Last week, as part of the story of my E9 being used in a truly memorable wedding photo with a beautiful bride draped across the hood of the car, I said “it was clearly the 3.0CSi’s turn [for a road trip]. It had seen very little road time since the Great Drenching Event of 2013, when I drove it to the Vintage in Winston-Salem, and during the 800-mile trek, hit 500 miles of torrential unrelenting rain.”
By naterisch
09/11/2016
Okay, this may be the California Wine Country, but I have fallen in with a tribe of ne’er-do-wells and miscreants of the old school, the ones who love cars and driving, but who share a certain disdain for the brie-and-Champagne crowd who clot the roads of Monterey. This is not some tutti-tutti pinkie-in-the-air concours affair, nor is it a rally.

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