1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Baurspotting Meets The Hack Mechanic (Rob Siegel)

  The Hack Mechanic at the BMW Connecticut Valley Chapter Annual Meeting January 26, 2013
Rob Siegel, a k a The Hack Mechanic (above) was the Guest Speaker for the BMWCCA Connecticut Valley Chapter Annual Dinner meeting at the ViIlla Capri  in Wallingford, CT on January 26, 2013.

Here is Rob Siegel graciously autographing my Holeshot Drag Race Helmet to my grandson, Abe, now just 15 months old, shortly after finishing his presentation. 

And a few moments later.... where my Baurspotting t-shirt is revealed.  You can also see that Rob is holding one of the complimentary bookmarks for his new book that was provided to all attendees.   I am holding my "E21" helmet, now proudly boasting the autographs of both Bill Caswell and Rob Siegel!

BTW, see the smiles on those two mugs above?  Those smiles are a very accurate summation of the entire evening.  A good time was had by ALL!  Huge thank you to the folks at the CT Valley Chapter BMW CCA who made it possible, starting with Lance Johnson, Chapter President.  Thank you for a very memorable evening, once again!

Thank you, Rob!  Loved your presentation!  As the caretaker of 8 BMWs at present, and being blessed with a VERY patient wife, I feel like the Poster Child for your thesis about marriage, fidelity, and the car collector hobby!

If you are unclear about what this is all about, I strongly recommend that you sign up ASAP to get your copy of Rob's new book, which should be available in the very near future.



BTW, one of the humorous references Rob made during his presentation was to Lucas Electrics, the infamous purveyors of a wide variety of electrical components to many British car in the last century.  The entire Lucas story is one of legend, so.... take it with a grain of salt.   But he did make specific reference to this ..... ummmm ..... aftermarket  product.


Lucas replacement smoke

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