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 30, 2013

The Pixar Motorama Car Show from Autoweek!

No Baurs, but still a fun, private show that Autoweek Magazine was allowed to crash.  Nice!

“We started developing 'Cars' after 'Toy Story,'” said John Lasseter, the animation genius behind the studio and a lifelong car guy. “I noticed a lot of Pixar employees had interesting cars. So we had a car show.”

Here is a sampling of what was on display:  as the caption says, this was the actual Hudson Hornet on which the character "Doc" from the movie "CARS" was based.  Doc's character in that animated movie was voiced by none other than Paul Newman, who, for many folks in the audience, represents perhaps the quintessential Car Guy.

Baurspotting loves Paul Newman.  RIP.

Speaking of quintessential Car Guys, Steve McQueen's Jag XKSS was also on display.  Remember "Lightning McQueen"?

Steve McQueen's Jaguar XKSS, aka "The Green Rat".

Steve McQueen driving his Jaguar XKSS on Sunset Strip in 1963.  Wow!  McQueen, XKSS, Sunset Strip.  Talk about an iconic pic!  :)

Check this out!

OK, now here is the link to the rest of the Pixar Motorama show from Autoweek:


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