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, August 10, 2012

Lothar Schuettler “Professor Dr. Gerhard Knoechlein BMW Classic Award,”

This is a very special award indeed and a very great honor to a most desrving candidate, IMHO. I can think of no more deserving person in the US today.  Congratulations to Lothar Schuettler!

" BMW Germany has a system to honor persons who make an outstanding
contribution to promoting BMW tradition by optimal care of their historic BMWs and making them
accessible to the public by active participation in events. BMW’s top award in this context is the
“Professor Dr. Gerhard Knoechlein BMW Classic Award,” which was
established in 2002 in honor of the long-standing and formative commitment of Prof. Dr. Gerhard
Knoechlein for BMW clubs at the international level.  The award is presented in commemoration of his person, his committed enthusiasm for historic BMW vehicles and his work for the global community of BMW clubs."

"If we were to create a list of attributes it takes to earn the Professor Dr. Gerhard Knoechlein BMW
Classic Award, that list would certainly include characteristics such as skill, love, opportunity, initiative,
drive and knowledge. But if that list could contain but a single word, one all encompassing attribute, it would
have to be passion. That very passion was on display and formally recognized one beautiful spring afternoon
in Darnestown, Maryland. Goetz Pfafflin, president of the BMW Vintage and Classic Car Club
surprised us all and bestowed on Lothar Schuettler the Professor Dr. Gerhard Knoechlein BMW
Classic Award."

The original article (above) can be found here in Der Bayerische Magazine:
Article starts on page 20

If you would like to know more about Lothar Schuettler, and why he was chosen to receive this award, check out these recent Baurspotting posts:
Hilton head concours Best in Show

Above you can see a few examples of his amazing collection of BMWs.

Here is another mother lode of pics of the award day:

here is a pic of the Medal he was awarded that day, from the above 2002faq post:

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