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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Vintage at Saratoga: Eight Baurs! A New Record!

Dirk de Groen's 1972 Inka Baur Cabrio Targa

George K's E21 323i Baur

Ernie's E21 320 Baur

Baurspotting's E21 323i Baur

Z1 by Baur

Z1 by Baur on display inside Saratoga Automobile Museum

M1 by Baur

Andy Warhol's M1 Art Car by Baur

That's right, folks!  There were 8 Baurs in attendance at the Vintage of Saratoga 2013!  We believe that is a new record for Baurs gathered together in one place in the US!  And what very special Baurs they were!    You may have seen the earlier post with the pics of  Dirk's gorgeous 2002 Baur.  We will include a link to them below.  George K has done a beautiful job on his copper E21 Baur.  While Ernie may be a newcomer to our ranks---- and we extend a hearty welcome to him---- you may recognize his beautiful white E21 Baur!  That same white Baur was present at Saratoga last year, brought by its previous owner, Greg S.  Ernie bought his baur earlier this year.  Welcome, Ernie!  You may recognize the Lapisblau Baurspotting Baur which is my daily driver--- and looks the part!
A lot of folks don't realize that the 1988 - 1991 production and final assembly of the space frame of the BMW Z1 was done by Baur!  Our 5th Baur  at Saratoga was the beautiful blue Z1 from New Hampshire, and Baur #6 was the red Z1 on display inside the Museum itself.  
The last two Baurs at Saratoga last weekend are special indeed:  two examples of the M1 supercar!  The white 1981 M1 is owned by Christopher Turner of New Canaan, CT.  And the last Baur is the featured attraction of this year's show:  the Andy Warhol M1 Art Car, painted by Andy Warhol himself in about 15 minutes.  Inside the Museum you could watch the actual video of the car being painted so many years ago.

"I tried to portray a sense of speed.  When a car is going really fast all the lines and colors become a blur. I adore the car, it's much better than a work of art."  ---Andy Warhol

Here are some more pics of the Baurs that were present on the grounds at Saratoga.  Some of the pics are mine, but I misplaced my main camera that day, and was limited to pics with my camera phone.  Day um.   So most of the pics below were gleaned from the postings of a variety of talented photographers who were better prepared than I that day. Our thanks to Lance Johnson, Scott Sislane, Andrew Wilson, Kevin Wickless, Rob Siegel, Simon Kharcherian, Matt Pickering, Mad Kwyjiboy, Classic and Vintage BMW, BMWCCA, and my son, Brian.

Ernie (white cap) standing next to his white E21 Baur

Looks like AndyWarhol signed this piece!  Pic by Scott S.

Baurspotting at the Andy Warhol M1 Art Car

Stay tuned!  Much more to come from Saratoga!

Dirk's Baur---- spotted at the hotel Friday night!

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