But does he know he was touting a Baur? Unless he reads Baurspotting.... maybe not!
Satch Carlson, Editor of Roundel Magazine, has, wittingly or unwittingly, given Baur some prominent media attention in his article in this week's online Roundel Weekly. And he does it in a very stealth manner: he never once mentions the word: Baur. That sly devil! ;)
Satch attended the SoCal Vintage last weekend with Carl Nelson, of La Jolla Independent. And he attended it in style: he got to drive Nelson's Z1 to the show! In the article below he mentions that a lot of folks at the show didn't realize that the Z1 was a BMW.
Well, we are gonna 'one-up' that! Even FEWER folks, including perhaps Satch himself, realize that the BMW Z1 is also ..... you guessed it.... a Baur!
From 1988-91, Baur was involved in the production and final assembly of the space frame of the BMW Z1.
In addition to the above Satch's article mentions the BMW 1600 Cabrio, also owned by Nelson, that may be arguably the most famous 1600 Cabrio in the world, thanks to its prominent presence in Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" music video.
Guess who built that?
Regular readers of this blog already know the answer to that question because we have featured Carl Nelson and the Katy Perry video here before:
The 1600 Cabrio was built by Baur! The 1600 and 2002 Voll Cabrios, as well as the 2002 Cabrio Targas, were built by Baur. (There are a small number of exceptions to that, such as the Lumma Cabrios, but their numbers are extremely limited.)
And yes, you can see the Katy Perry video on that post, fellas. ;)
Here is Satch's Roundel Weekly article, as it appeared today in my email. I loved the article, and not just because of my obvious bias for the Baurs. And thank you to Satch for giving our little niche interest group some rather prominent play, however inadvertently!