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 29, 2012

A Baur Odyssey Part I: Alaska to Pasadena CA for Bimmerfest 2010

The Epic 7,000 Mile Journey of Jeff the Intrepid and his Faithful Baur

Readers of this blog, as well as members of the E21 bimmerforums, may well be aware that we have a budding movie star in our midst. Bimmerforums member alaskabimmer (a k a Jeff the Intrepid) performed as an extra in an upcoming movie set for release in February 2012 called THE BIG MIRACLE. It stars John Kasinsky, of The Office, and Drew Barrymore, among others. It was filmed on location in Alaska, and Jeff's Baur also played a role as an extra in several scenes. It is a period movie set in the 1980's, apparently chronicling a real event in which some whales were rescued. I am not privy to the details of the movie, and that, frankly, is beyond our scope here at Baurspotting. We are interested in the Baur!

Jeff has done a great job of keeping us posted on his movie activities in several threads in bimmerforums over the past couple of years, and I will post the links so you can follow his story.

Here is a link to Jeff's thread on the movie:

But what you may not know is that this is not Jeff's first claim to fame. There is a great story that needs to be told about one of his previous exploits: a 7,000 mile round trip Odyssey in his Baur from Anchorage, Alaska to Bimmerfest 2010 in Pasadena California!

In conjunction with Jeff's movie debut this week, BAURSPOTTING will be doing a feature story on Jeff 's (alaskabimmer) fantastic trip to attend Bimmerfest 2010. I think you will agree that it is indeed an amazing story. 3,500 miles one way!

Stay tuned.... it is in the works, and we are labeling it as: A Coming Attraction! ;)

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