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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Can we get three US Baurs together at one event?

A (very large) picture from last weekend. A "Baur IG"-meeting


Ok. great kudos to Jeroen for posting such great pics! Wow! I count 7 E21s in the pic, 6 E30 TC2s, and 2 E36 TC3s. Just amazing. Thank you, Jeroen!

Now, to put that in its proper perspective: he had 15 Baurs gathered together in those pics.

The largest showing of BMW Baurs in the US in 2011:
it is a tie. There were two E21 Baurs at Bimmerfest in Pasadena,CA in May 20011;

And there were two E21 Baurs at the BMW Connecticut Valley Chapter Show and Shine in Manchester Ct this summer.

There are several Baur owners who own two Baurs, which means they tie for the largest convocation of TC1 Baurs in the US every day in their driveway! We have seen two E21 US Baurs together several times....but in the US we have NOT seen MORE than two together at ANY time!
this is Lawrence Charlemagne and I getting our two Baurs together this summer.
Bullenstall Musem Baur and...my Baur waiting outside.

Not to mention Scott and Mike in PA. Really great guys, really enjoyed the short time we were able to spend with them.

It would be very difficult to compete with Jeroen's feat of having 15 Baurs together at one event. We DO know that there are 48 confirmed TC1 Baurs in the US. There may be 30 or 40 more that we don't know about yet. If we include some room for error, it is likely that there are less than 125 TC1 Baurs in the US. If we can manage to get 3 of them together at one location.... we would have a NEW RECORD!

It does look like we had 3 E30 Baurs and 1 2002 Baur at the Vintage this year.... but NO E21s!!!

So what does all this mean? How many Baurs can we get together at one event? TC1, TC2 ..... 2002 Baur and E36 Baurs? The Pooleman is bringing his TC2 to the BavAuto show on October 1. I have some conflicts, but I am going to try to join him there. Do we have any other Baurs that can attend this event?

We have recently had some unconfirmed reports of two E21 Baurs in the Boston area. Can we get any other info on those? Or can we get them to show at the Bavauto event next month?


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