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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Star Is Born: Jeff's Baur Makes The Silver Screen!

Here it is at long last!  This is a screen shot from the 10 minute trailer for the upcoming movie THE FROZEN GROUND.  At the right of the screen you can see the famous Baur owned by Jeff H. of Alaska!

This is the same Baur that made that epic 7,000+ mile round trip a couple of years ago from Anchorage, Alaska to Bimmerfest in Pasadena, CA.

It is also the second movie appearance for Jeff's Baur.  It had a brief cameo appearance in The Big Miracle (about the trapped whales in Alaska), starring Drew Barrymore and John Kasinski.  Unfortunately the clip of the Baur remained on the cutting room floor by the time the movie was actually released.

Not so, apparently, this time.  The second time is the charm!  And here is the proof!

 Link to the video:

Congrats to Jeff--- this has been a loooong time in the works---- and we look forward to the premiere of the film on our local screens!  I believe this trailer is from the UK release scheduled for July 19.  We do not have the definite date for the US release, but we will let you know when we have it!

Per Jeff's comment in Facebook today,
"Very cool the baur is also at 6:19 or so. It the 1/2 a car passing by the yellow house in the dark they totally dubbed in the car noise. The baur is way different sounding than that. I as a person am also in the bakery scene towards the end of the clip. Im loooking foward to to seeing this when it comes out. 2 baur appearance and one person appearances in 10 minutes. Not bad lol."
... here is another shot of the Baur at 6:19 of the video:
"I'm ready for my close-up now."  


And, speaking of close-ups, here is The Man Himself:  Mr. Jeff H.!  Our Star Baur owner can be seen at the left in this scene in the bakery.  The guy in the center of the pic is some actor called John Cusack, who apparently co-stars with Jeff H., and Nicholas Cage in the film.    

Thanks for the heads up, Jeff!



  1. Thanks. That scene was shot on the first day at Cindy's apartment. Can you spot the mistake car in that frame? There is a 90s car in that frame....they were unable to move it because it was broken so it got blended in.

    The movie is set for play in the usa on Aug 23rd as far as I know. I have not yet seen that long trailer since I've been out fishing since saturday.

  2. Congrats, Jeff!

    Tom, did you notice all of the other interesting oldies in that scene? Clockwise from left, I spot a '66 - '67 Buick Skylark, a '73 - '74 VW Thing, Jeff's Baur, a '61 Chevy Impala and a '64 - '65 Plymouth Barracuda.

    If they really have all of that interesting old iron sitting around up in AK, then I need to make a trip north; for some reason, I had always supposed that such a cold climate was rather scant of collector cars.

    Jeff D.

  3. There is a 90 something Subaru in the apartment cab scene it's just to the right of her head in that screen capture it's from the future since the movie takes place in 1983....

    In reality is a was a pos beater with a blown motor and the owner couldn't be found and they couldn't push it out of the way, so they encased it with vintage cars to make it look it belongs....