By naterisch
06/17/2014
I feel my brain slowly turning into mush as I stare at this computer screen, wondering what the heck is going on. I used to have nothing but amusing stories about adventuring in my 1 Series and all the exciting people I would meet on my adventures. I look back at almost a year and a half of writing for Roundel and wonder what sort of adventures I’m supposed to have from here on. But before that can happen, I have to find out where my adventurous spirit went. Sadly, my life has not been all that adventurous lately.
By naterisch
06/10/2014
​A few weeks ago, I took a road trip from San Diego to Monterey to cover BMW Motorsport at the Tudor Championship Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. I planned a great route that would wind up the famous Highway 1 through the beautiful coastline of Big Sur, and I would return home on some of the best-driving back roads in California. What I didn’t know while I was planning the trip is that the drive up and back would be more fun than the race!
By naterisch
06/03/2014
I had always wanted to race, but never had the opportunity until about twelve years ago, so this was the option I chose—a program for which BMW CCA had prepared me, and which would provide the structure and opportunity to have some seriously good fun.
By naterisch
05/27/2014
So there we were, me and photographer Klaus Schnitzer, wandering around the north coast of Spain in a 428i Gran Coupé. Yes, that’s right—it’s the two-liter four-banger. And since the car is also available with the N55 six-cylinder three-liter turbo, you might get the same first impression: four cylinders? Eeeeew. And without a clutch pedal to boot.
By naterisch
05/20/2014
“Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!” Even before the shiver can finish its way up your spine, it begins: cacophony, dissonance. Like professional musicians tuning their instruments before the performance, 33 drivers play their blaring, puffing, snorting instruments, blasting out the clean remnants of combusted ethanol and turbocharged air.

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