By naterisch
10/27/2014
The day started out great. I had received an invitation just a couple of days before to a BMW M track day at the Thermal Club in Southern California, host of the new BMW Performance Center West. I had to work the day before, so I was making the two-hour drive out to the Coachella Valley before the sun came up.
By naterisch
10/27/2014
A few months back, I wrote about doing the brakes in a customer/friend’s car, a tidy-looking small-bumpered square-taillight 2002. He’d bought it as an inexpensive running-but-non-drivable project. It came to me with brakes that were essentially non-functional—and leaking brake fluid to boot. 
By naterisch
10/19/2014
The Kansas City area is blessed with fine museums and galleries, like the world-class National World War I Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Of the many other museums in town, the Airline History Museum is a stop for anyone interested in the history of commercial air travel.
By naterisch
10/19/2014
(with apologies to Papa Hemingway)Last week I made reference to buying twelve bumpers from a body shop that was getting out of the restoration business. Here’s the longer story.
By naterisch
10/13/2014
You may know Chuck Vossler as a Roundel writer or for his presence on bmwblog.com. I say he’s a ringer, sent to the new BMW Performance Center West in order to humiliate his Roundel editor.But a designer beat him to it.

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