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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Elusive Local 2002: CONTACT!

Here is another pic of the elusive local 2002, taken this afternoon in a local supermarket parking lot.  I happened to be running an errand for work there, and I spotted it.  

In this second pic, you may just be able to make out my BAURSPOTTING  card tucked under the windshield wiper.  I left a note for the owner, complimenting his car, and inviting him to join Nor'East 02ers group drive in CT in June.

In the course of my errands a little while later I passed this spot again, and cruised by the car.  Still there, no sign of anyone.  I had business in the store, and as I exited the store a few minutes later.... whoa!  There is a driver in the car!  I waved and ran toward the car.

So I am happy to report that I have, at last, successfully made contact with the owner of this elusive 2002!  His name is George, and he is interested in joining the CT drive in June, schedule permitting.  He is also looking for some guidance with his carburetor.  He mentioned that it leaked and was giving him trouble.  Hopefully when we do get a chance to meet up again in person, perhaps at the June drive, some member of the group may be able to give him some advice.  He is thinking of converting from a mechanical to an electric fuel pump also.

Stay tuned for more, and welcome to George from Groton CT!

I have more pics also.  Soon come (I am at work!)

here is an earlier post about this car:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

E21 Alpina at the Vintage at the Vineyards 2013

Thanks to Ed THEPOOLEMAN and vtbimmer in E21 bimmerforums, we have some info on that E21 Alpina that you may have seen in the pica from the Vintage.   The ever-alert POOLEMAN noticed that the Alpina at the Vintage was sporting a bimmerforums.com window sticker.  So Ed made an inquiry in the E21 forum, and this is the response he received from vtbimmer today:

That is my old B6. Sold to Brett Sutton who is the Pennsylvania BMWCCA prez. Good to see it with the Alpina front and stickers. The bimmerforums sticker was put on by me. Surprised he still has it on!"

VTbimmer then posted the next two pics, taken during his ownership of the car:
There is the bimmerforums sticker.

Here are some other pics taken of the very same car, the Alpina at the Vintage at the Vineyards... pics are from THEPOOLEMAN, HarryPR, and.... Brad Day or Collin Madison Blackburn.  Thanks, fellas!
Harry's pic

Harry's pic.

Ed's pic.

WTF Dept.: Isetta Dragster.... What?

This is for all the Isetta fans out there!




Drag Race:  Isetta vs Goggomobile!
Different Isetta, btw.

1957 Isetta slalom

Ok..... I kept finding these.... gotta love the Isetta!

Roll starting Our Isetta:

Parking the super-Settta:

Super-Setta on the road:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Beautiful 507 at the Vintage 2013

The following pics are a compilation of pics drawn from various photographers... we will make every effort to identify and credit the source of each pic.... but we are swamped with them.... so please be patient.  If you see an oversight/error/omission on our part, rest assured it is unintentional, and we will make every effort to correct all of them as soon as we can.   Please email me with any comments/corrections/updates:  tom82Baur@gmail.com

Pic by Brad Day

The next 8 pics below are all from our friend, Harry B.  Thanks, Harry!

The 8 preceding pics are Harry's pics.

BMW Isetta 'Elf Limo" at the Vintage at the Vineyards 2013 Redux

Here is a compilation of a variety of pics of the blue Isetta in attendance this year at The Vintage.  Again,.... how can you not love this car!

Pic from Roundel



Pic from Roundel


Pic by Harry B


Pic by Collin Madison Blackburn

Pic by Collin Madison Blackburn

I will credit the photographer in the uncredited pics as soon as I determine who took them. If you know, please let me know.  Thank you to all photographers!

And They Are Off: Peking to Paris Rally 2013!

Peking to Paris 2013 - Car 69 Dirk & Alexandra 


Track us here: http://my.yb.tl/2013P2P69 — Day 2: Daihai to Eremhot on the Chinese-Mongolian border (5 photos)


If you haven't been following this story, you may wonder why we have it here in Baurspotting.  The reason is NOT just because it is one of the coolest happenings on the planet at the moment!  The real reason we are including it here is because it is one of the coolest happenings on the planet at the moment ----- THAT INVOLVES A FELLOW BAUR OWNER!    :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Favorite Vintage at the Vineyards Sign!

Maybe my all-time favorite sign!

How about all y'all?  Y'all like it too?

I love it!


Harry B's Baur Pics at the Vintage 2013

Thanks, Harry!

Jeff, Ed and Scott

John M's E21 and the group

John M's E21

Ed P.

Ed P

Ed P.

Ed P.

Ed P.

Ed P. and Scott P.

Jeff D.

Jeff D.

Jeff D at Autocross

Jeff D.

John M's E21

John M's E21

John M's E21

John M's E21

Reggie's Motorwerks

Reggie's Motorwerks

Scott P.

Scott P.

Mike P 2002 Targa in middle

Mike P

Mike P's Targa

John M E21