By naterisch
10/17/2015
As the excitement and whirlwind of racing activity winds down for 2015, over the past few days I have taken the time to look back at the racing season as a whole to review my own personal performance as a driver. During the season, when you are traveling from race to race, with nothing but race wins and winning the championship on your mind, it can be easy to just focus on the expectations and pressure to produce results.
By naterisch
10/17/2015
We interrupt this series of articles on sorting out Old Blue for some late-breaking news. I just looked at an 850i six-speed, and made either the best or the worst automotive decision in my life. I’m still processing the events, and still haven’t decided which it is.
By naterisch
10/12/2015
Earlier this month, the BMW Z4 GTLM turned its wheels in anger for a final time as BMW of North America’s entry of choice for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. Sadly for both the Z4 GTLM and race fans, the closing race of the season was a rain-soaked series of caution laps around a flooded Road Atlanta, where a canoe might have sufficed for an entry in the Petit Le Mans. 
By naterisch
10/12/2015
On the Saturday following my closing the deal with the seller, I arranged for a ramp truck to pick up Old Blue. While I have a few friends who loan me race trailers for free, to move a dead car, you have to roll it out of the driveway and winch it up onto the trailer with a come-along. The degree to which seized brakes on a long-dormant car may prevent it from rolling anywhere is hard to ascertain until you actually need to do it, particularly when the car is sitting on four flat tires.
By naterisch
10/04/2015
To be fair, I had only visited New Jersey twice before: Bayonne to ship my 1971 Lotus Europa to Germany, followed by a bus ride and a night departure from McGuire Air Force Base, and three years later, Bayonne again, to pick up the 1976 BMW 2002 that I brought back from Germany.

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