By naterisch
01/30/2017
To launch their latest and greatest gumballs, Michelin assembled the troops in Palm Springs, and the troops this time were a collection of everything from journalists to fanboys, from monied Ferrari guys to basement wannabes who post their every moment on blogs. This mob is what they call influencers.
By naterisch
01/30/2017
One of the niggling little repairs hanging over my head has been the need to fix the rocking driver's seat in the Z3 M coupe. It developed enough play in the sliders that when I hit the brakes, the seat would slide forward about a quarter of an inch, then slice back when I accelerated. It doesn't sound like much, but it was incredibly annoying.
By naterisch
01/22/2017
Hmm: That’s odd. There’s usually not a letter sitting on the counter, especially one that has been hand-written. And it’s in my handwriting—most peculiar. Well, I’d better check it out….
By naterisch
01/22/2017
Last week I wrote about agreeing to help my friend Tom sell his 1989 635CSi. The car, one of 248 small-bumpered 208-horsepower E24s with a factory five-speed, has a limited-slip differential and retrofitted sport seats, making it beyond unicorn-rare.
By naterisch
01/15/2017
What makes the difference between a club racer who, after 200 track days, is finishing toward the back or mid-pack, and a club racer with 200 track days who is often winning races? In most cases, it comes down to analytics.

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